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Energy Efficient New Build

Energy Efficient New Build

A Yorkshire architecture firm has helped an ambitious self-build project with a focus on energy efficient construction transition from concept to reality. 

Crescent Architects Ltd showcased the stunning home – a unique, stylish and contemporary four bed property, designed with the architecture firm’s energy efficient values in mind – on the More 4 TV show, Building the Dream.

Located on a beautiful site, adjacent to the canal in Boroughbridge, north of York, the build utilises its grand positioning perfectly. It makes perfect use of the sun’s rays on the southern elevation to add brightness, while relying on the mature trees in the grounds to provide vital shading during the summer months. A combination of innovation, intelligence and creativity, the project took just over a year to complete once planning permission was granted.

Principal architect Suzanne Fowler revealed, “Our home is something so personal to us, and self-build properties are the ultimate opportunity to build the ideal environment for whoever lives there. It was our pleasure to take on this project, helping our client to realise their vision. We worked in close collaboration with our client to implement energy efficiency techniques, sadly sacrificing some shading and high-level ventilation to keep the budget in check. This project faced a lot of hurdles from the site and due to the nature of the finished product but, it has been utterly rewarding.”

The airy, sophisticated property was designed in line with Code 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes initially set out in the Planning Conditions. To achieve this, features such as highly efficient glazed windows and super insulated timber framed walls were used to compliment the flexible, open plan, and intuitive layout. 

After completing this complex project, Crescent Architects Ltd looks forward to further making its mark on Britain’s landscape, helping self-builders to develop luxuriously stylish properties that sit sympathetically within their surrounding environment.  

To find out more about the company’s unique approach to architecture, and to view its impressive portfolio visit www.crescent-architects.co.uk

Photo credit: Mr Paul Godbehere.

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