The Orchard self-build

This new-build two-bedroom house, built on a 6m-wide plot in south London, is inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement and surrounded by an orchard garden.

The Orchard combines the beauty and craftsmanship of the Arts & Crafts movement with the high energy performance needed for the 21st century. This home has won Best Brick or Masonry Home at the Build It Awards 2018.

The Orchard was designed using PHPP Passivhaus Planning Package software and the building boasts high levels of insulation and airtightness.

Green Building Store’s Performance range of triple glazed timber windows & doors (with additional insulated frame) were specified to help meet the high performance requirements of the project.

The Performance windows were in a mixture of inward and outward opening styles and were finished in RAL 7040 Window Grey.

The homeowner commented: “We’re very happy with the windows and doors – they look brilliant and are performing well.

“The service from Green Building Store, including fitting team and after-sales, has been fantastic. With windows and doors, it really matters to have a helpful and responsive supplier and after-sales team.”

The project won the 2018 Build It Award for Best Brick or Masonry Home.

Find out more about Green Building Store’s work on The Orchard.

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