Self build and eco-housing
Wood is a naturally recyclable and carbon neutral building material. As such it lends itself perfectly to a wide range of eco projects. Post and beam frames are used structurally which gives designers a huge choice of build styles and insulation types - we've worked on buildings using strawbales, sheep's wool and even recyled newspaper.
Open plan bungalow
This Douglas fir framed bungalow has a small but spacious open plan layout, with a useful gallery under a glazed lantern apex. The cost effective design incorporated many innovative and ecological features such as recycled newspaper insulation, locally sourced weather boarding and passive solar heating.
Self-build eco house
This project was featured on Grand Designs (series 2, episode 8). You can find it on the 4OD website if you want to find out more and marvel at how young we all look!
Straw bale house
On this project straw bales provide natural insulation. They were later rendered with lime plaster to allow the finished building to breathe – an excellent mix of old and new! Check out our portfolio for images of the finished home.
Cabin style eco-house
This two bedroom cabin house, built on a flood-plain was constrained by an extremely tight budget. The greenheart piers helped to save money (compared with the concrete alternative) while minimizing the risk of flooding.