A competition winning split level family dwelling.
The structure of the house is an indigenous and untreated Douglas Fir post and beam frame, with softwood panelling between. The house is insulated with hemp insulation in a breathing wall construction. Externally the house is clad in untreated Larch and finished with a slate roof.
Solar energy contributes to the heating of the house in two ways; passively through the extensive glazing to the South and West, and stored in the high thermal mass in the floor slab; and actively in the solar panels to the roof, which connects to the domestic hot water tank.