Haven Cottage

Allan Sutherland
Written by Allan Sutherland

Loadbearing detached certified Passivhaus 2 storey Self-build with sub-contractors. Straw bale work by Straw Works

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Province:SuffolkCity:StowmarketCompletion:2015Type of Construction:LoadbearingDesign/ArchitectureGood Architecture Andrew Goodman contact@goodarchitecture.co.ukPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
Residential acreage:144m2U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Straw Bale Houses in UK,

Certified Passivhaus, Loadbearing, detached two storey house in Suffolk designed by Good Architects with consultancy from Barbara Jones (Straw Works). Achieved an almost unbelievable 0.26 ach. The external lime plaster by Arthur Phillips was the airtight layer, no membranes were used on the straw walls. Self-build by owner with sub-contracted trades. Straw bale courses by Jakub Wihan of Straw Works, professional straw installation by the Straw Works build team including Barbara Jones and Rae Parkinson. Completed on time and budget in 2015

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Allan Sutherland

Allan Sutherland