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Ghyllheugh

Ghyllheugh

  • Client: Private Client
  • Value: Private
  • Location: Northumberland
  • Role: RIBA Stages 0-6

Located in Northumberland, this modern architectural project is a study of sustainable living.

Dubbed the Ghyllheugh Lake House, the home’s setting is a peaceful pastoral one overlooking a lake, and the house is designed to preserve the very nature that surrounds it through ecologically responsible materials, building practices and a lifestyle to follow.

The house is innovative, forward thinking – a first in the concept of PPS7 ( now para 55 of the Planning Policy outlining residential development in rural areas)

The residence is composed of 2 volumes forming an L shape, connected via a footbridge. The wood walls provide insulation, finished with a thermal insulation coating. Details will also include low emission double glazed windows, a greywater recycling system, and active and passive solar energy.

This contemporary home dons a soft natural guise that is designed to harmonise with its lovely lakeside setting. The project was the first PPS7 house in Northumberland to gain planning permission.