Beautiful Modern New Eco Home Build

 

Why eco homes are needed

Energy bills are rising in the UK, heating is one of the draws on energy usage in most households. The burning of coal, natural gas, and oil for electricity and heat is also one of the largest single sources of global greenhouse gas emissions.

 

What we did for this build

We carried out a complete new build home for a client, whose priority was to create a sustainable, environmentally friendly home, safeguarding against energy wastage and lowering energy costs. This included increased insulation, installation of solar panels for electricity and hot water, rainwater harvesting, and a mechanical ventilation and heat recovery unit. 

 
Digger digging out foundations for an eco home in West Sussex

ECO HOME BUILD FOUNDATIONS

The build started with digging out where the foundations would go.

 
The result of the digging at the correct depth for the foundations of an The result of the digging at the correct depth for  an Eco home in West Sussex

FOUNDATIONS CONTINUED

This is the result of the digging at the correct depth for the foundations for the build.

 
Filling in the foundation with concrete for an eco home in West Sussex

FILLING IN THE FOUNDATIONS WITH CONCRETE

After making a guide for the foundation, the concrete was poured in, levelled, and left to dry.

 
Beginning the building of the frame of an eco home in West Sussex

BEGINNING THE FRAME

After the foundation had dried, the frame of the house could start to be built.

 
The building of a frame in progress for an Eco Home in West Sussex

THE FRAME CONTINUED

This shows the frame of the house in progress, with the roof frame started.

 
The roof frame completed of an eco home in West Sussex

THE COMPLETED ROOF FRAME

This shows the completed roof frame.

 
The frame completed and fully covered in reclaimed wood panels for an eco home in West Sussex

THE FRAME FULLY COVERED

The frame was fully covered in reclaimed wood panels.

 
The outer frame in progress for a new eco home build in West Sussex

THE OUTER FRAME

After being fully covered, the outer frame could start to be built ontop.

 
Adding the insulation panels, and windows to an eco home in West Sussex

ADDING THE INSULATION PANELS, AND THE WINDOWS

With the outer frame completed, the insulation panels and windows were installed.

 
Insulation panels fulled added to the outer frame of an eco home in West Sussex

THE COMPLETED INSULATED PANELS

All of the insulated panels were added to the outside frame.

 
Side view of the insulation panels being fully installed on a eco home in West Sussex

ALTERNATE ANGLE COMPLETED OUTER INSULATION PANELS

Shows an alternative angle of the build, with all of the external insulation panels added.

 
Internal insulation panels added to a eco home in West Sussex

INTERNAL INSULATION PANELS

As well as being on the outer frame of the house, the build also contained 200mm to the ground floor.

 
The external insulation panels from the rear elevation of a eco home in West Sussex

REAR ELEVATION OF THE HOUSE

Shows the external insulation panels.

 
Second floor starting to have it's floor added in a eco home in West Sussex

THE SECOND FLOOR

This shows the second floor starting to have its floor added into the storage room.

 
The roof tiles, and Solar panels being inset in a eco home in West Sussex

SOLAR PANELS, AND ROOF TILES

Roof tiles and solar panels were inset into the roof frame.

 
The weather boards being installed to the exterior of a eco home In West Sussex

WEATHER BOARD

The weather boards were added to the exterior of the house.

 
The roof tiles and solar panels being installed on the exterior of a eco home In West Sussex

EXTERIOR IN PROGRESS

The exterior of the build, from the front of the builds perspective.

 
The completed exterior with the roof tiles, solar panels and weather boards installed on a Eco Home in West Sussex

THE COMPLETED EXTERIOR

The Exterior of the build was completed.

 
Vessel bowl bath for a sophisticated modern look for an eco home build in West Sussex.

VESSEL BOWL BATH

One of the bathrooms had a vessel bowl bath to give a sophisticated modern look.

 
Vessel bowl bath, towel radiator, and a floating double sink for a sophisticated modern look for a eco home in West Sussex.

WIDER ANGLE OF THE BATHROOM

The bathroom was completed with a towel radiator and a floating double sink.

 
Floating sink, toilet, and walk in shower for a sophisticated modern look for a eco home in West Sussex

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BATHROOM

The other side of the bathroom with a toilet and the walk-in shower.

 
The family bathroom showing a floating bath and a toilet for a eco home in West Sussex

FAMILY BATHROOM

This bathroom was completed with a more classic design. The bath chosen was a free standing bath.

 
The completed master bedroom, with a Juliet balcony and a view over the fields, for a eco home in West Sussex

THE MASTER BEDROOM

This shows the completed master bedroom, with a Juliet balcony and a view over the fields.

 
Alternative angle of the completed master bedroom, with a Juliet balcony and a view over the fields, for a eco home in West Sussex

MASTER BEDROOM ALTERNATIVE ANGLE

This shows an alternative angle to the master bedroom.

 
The completed secondary master bedroom for a eco home in West Sussex

SECONDARY MASTER BEDROOM

This shows the completed secondary master bedroom.

 
Alternative angle of the secondary master bedroom for a eco home in West Sussex

SECONDARY MASTER BEDROOM ALTERNATIVE ANGLE

This shows the secondary master bedroom at an alternative angle.

 
The completed guest bedroom for an eco home in West Sussex.

COMPLETED GUEST BEDROOM

This shows the completed guest bedroom for the build.

 
The completed children's bedroom for an eco home in West Sussex

CHILDREN'S BEDROOM

This shows the completed children’s bedroom.

 
Alternative angle of the completed children's bedroom for a eco home In West Sussex

COMPLETED CHILDREN'S BEDROOM ALTERNATIVE ANGLE

This shows the completed children bedroom from an alternative angle. It has a concealed staircase up to the children’s den.

 
The completed living room for an eco home in West Sussex

COMPLETED LIVING ROOM

This is the completed living room for the build.

 
The main hallway for an eco home In West Sussex

MAIN HALLWAY

This is the main hallway of the build.

 
The completed kitchen with wooden worktops and a sleek cabinet design for a minimalist modern look, and lounge area for a eco home in West Sussex

COMPLETED KITCHEN AND DINING AREA

This shows the completed kitchen and dining area for the build. The client went for a minimalist modern look for the kitchen.

 
Beautiful exterior of an completed New England styled eco home in West Sussex, by Innovative Development London.

THE COMPLETE BUILD

This shows the completed build in its entirety. The turf has been levelled and planted, and the fencing was put up around the build.

 

benefits of solar

The lack of draughts and installation of solar panels allows the client to generate enough electricity, receive the feed-in tariff (FITs) payments from the grid and make considerable savings on their utility costs each year.

 

Airtightness

The build received an airtightness rating of 0.8m3/hm2, the passive house being 0.6 and below and building regulations expecting 5.0. The purpose of this test is to asses how much air escapes through the fabric of the home, which equates to heat loss. This home received an EPC rating of A. This allows the client to generate enough electricity, received the feed-in tariff FIT's payments and in turn considerable savings on their electricity and heating costs each year.