A contemporary eco house in the heart of the South Downs National Park in Rodmell, East Sussex. Two forms are stacked to create interesting overhangs and roof spaces. The veranda and window reveals are clad in natural wood while the rest of the exterior is clad in striking sustainable black timber. This black timber echoes the local agricultural vernacular nearby. Making use of the apex internally there are some impressive double height spaces. In addition the roof light over the stairs adds some fantastic drama and light.
Black Timber House has used renewable materials in its construction. Focusing on massively reducing the energy demands of a new build house. This has been achieved by using an air source heat pump coupled with low temperature under floor heating. As well as PV and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVRH). In addition passive solar design, high levels of insulation and air tightness measures have made for and A rated house (A rated EPC)