Low Energy Vernacular Home – House Plans

Articles by Build It magazine
by Build It
2nd September 2014

The Searles’ traditional home seamlessly blends classic good looks with low-energy design.

The project involved demolishing an existing dwelling and replacing it with a sensitive new house.

Local planning restrictions meant the couple could only add 15% to the previous property’s volume. They managed to overcome this, however, by adding a full storey of underground living space.

Rob and Sandra’s new home has been carefully oriented on the edge-of-village plot to take advantage of panoramic views. Dual-aspect glazing the bedrooms and living areas helps to further the effect.

Find out how the Searles achieved their self build dream >.

Fact file: 4-bed package house build
  • LocationCambridgeshire
  • ProjectSelf-build
  • House size313m2
  • Bedrooms4
  • DesignerIan Abrams & Scandia-Hus

Basement floor

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First floor

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Self build house plans re-created using Build It 3D Home Design Software

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