Joe and Polly Harmston were determined to create a sustainable home to accommodate their green lifestyle. An overgrown brownfield site in West Sussex turned out to be the ideal spot to realise their self build ambitions.
Impressively, the completed property runs as carbon-neutral. “We wanted to use environmentally friendly materials, envisaging a home with a timber frame, cedar cladding, brick and plenty of glass to maximise the south-facing aspect,” says Joe.
The ground floor comprises of an open-plan hall/conservatory, bedroom and ensuite, kitchen-diner, utility and larder, plus a living space and cloakroom. Upstairs are four bedrooms (including one ensuite), a bathroom, a linen area and a couple of extra storage cupboards.