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Take a glimpse inside this low energy home made from eco-friendly building materials 

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house on green

Image: Baufritz

Baufritz designed this eco-friendly, low energy house near London as a main family residence using only sustainable and environmentally friendly building materials. Think of a house that comes from nature and can be returned to it; perfectly in tune to the natural cycle.

After the planning consent was granted, the house, known as Hous Benett was built at Baufritz´s state of the art factory in Germany, using low-carbon construction processes, timber sourced from sustainable forests and other recyclable building materials, before being shipped to the UK for assembly.

It is an energy efficient building due to the unique ecological thermal insulation, consuming one-sixth the energy of the average UK house 

stairs

Image: Baufritz

The three-storey house is situated in a quiet residential street, providing 393 sqm of modern living space. Grey window frames, dark clay roof tiles and a porch roof create a contemporary look that blends in with the natural surroundings. The house front with its white rendered facade shows only two storeys at street level. At the rear there is a further lower level hosting the family home cinema and access to the patio and garden. The main living area is defined by an open-plan living space with access to the garden via a stairway.

The balcony overlooking the garden frames a view of the treetops and sky. The double height entry hall with skylight creates a natural flow of light and makes the high craftsmanship and use of sustainable materials stand out. There are four bedrooms on the top floor with ensuite bathrooms and balconies. Floor to ceiling windows and plenty of built in storage give the rooms a spacious and uncluttered feel.

house with drive way

Image: Baufritz

The house is carbon positive due to its timber frame, installation of the best thermally efficient windows and the energy efficient construction process.

  • Perfect thermal insulation with natural materials are found in the walls, ceilings and roof
  • Minimum energy consumption as a result of 37 cm thick energy-efficient timber walls
  • Maximum energy savings as a result of high quality windows with the highest thermal performance
  • Excellent climate and fresh air supply controlled by decentralised ventilation with heat recovery
  • All materials are recyclable, fully biodegradable and thus sustainable
  • Emphasis on renewable energy sources such as heat pumps, wood pellet heating and solar units

For enquiries email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on tel: 01223 235 632

Priced from 600.000GBP for a four bedroom house depending on project.

 

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