Location: London, UK
Originally built in 1893, the terraced house was comprehensively remodelled to achieve significant energy reductions while retaining and restoring the building’s historic fabric. The house was re-roofed, reglazed and insulated internally. Solar water heating, a weather compensating boiler and grey water recycling helped achieve an Energy Performance Certificate rating equivalent to that of a 2009 new build home. To reduce the embodied energy much of the material for the house was sourced within the UK with slate roof tiles from Wales, coppiced chestnut timber from Sussex and recycled copper cladding from nearby Hackney Wick. All interior walls and ceilings were finished using a white clay based paint. All works were completed by the ecological building contractor Ebcobuild.
The house has featured in several Architectural and Interior publications and participated in London Open House in 2010, 2011 and 2012.