|Fact file: Ultra-efficient contemporary Passivhaus
Project: Self build
House size: 239m2
Architect: HLM Architects
Self build house plans re-created using Build It 3D Home Design Software
Following a visit to the Scottish Housing Expo, the Fenwicks were set on building a modern interpretation of a Highland steading that would be thermally-efficient and cheap to run.
The L-shaped house is ideal for the triangular plot. Due to a high water table and rocky ground it was decided to raise the floor height slightly to avoid costly excavation work.
A highly insulated pre-fabricated timber frame has been clad in blockwork with white render, complemented perfectly by larch cladding and large triple glazed windows.