New Build Dwelling | June Cottage

Northumberland National Park

Insight Architectural Design were commissioned to develop a design, and gain planning approval, for a new build dwelling in the small village of Greenhaugh, in the Northumberland National Park. The brief for the dwelling was to form a three-bed family home. The design was to be traditional, to sit comfortably into the character of Stonehaugh. However, the build of the dwelling is high tech. The property is A rated (EPC) and is incredibly efficient, incorporating renewables, along with a fabric first approach to the design.

The property includes inset solar PV on the southwest facing roof pitch. This is connected to a Tesla Powerwall which feeds the dwelling and an air source heat pump. The timber frame construction exceeds current Building Regulations in terms of thermal efficiency and the property has an air permeability of 2.5 m3/h.m2. The property also benefits from Mechanical Heat ventilation Recovery (MVHR) ensuring constant temperatures and clean, filtered air throughout the year. The two storey, three bed dwelling sits comfortably into the context of Stonehaugh and looks like it was built 100 years ago, not 2022.

Main Contractor MTW Joinery & Building 

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