A client’s desire to build a carbon negative house, incorporating a blend of innovative design and technology solutions, led to the design and build of Tump Barn, a residential property in Herefordshire.
EDGE were commissioned to satisfy the project’s design and environmental objectives in accordance with relevant planning policy. Taking an integrated ‘whole-building’ design approach, EDGE ensured that the maximum use of energy efficient measures were built into the design at the very start, in order to achieve :
- an efficient and sensitive renovation of a detached, steel frame semi-submerged barn,
- planning permission for a carbon negative build requiring exceptional design and located in open countryside,
- conversion to a single residence,
- high insulation levels and air-tightness,
- utilisation of air source heat pump and photovoltiac cells technology,
- installation of low energy appliances and
- reduced water consumption.
The resulting design addressed the inadequacies of the client’s existing house, with EDGE providing a client-specific, site-specific solution which not only delivered on a carbon negative footprint, but responded to a strict internal design brief requiring:
- separation of ancillary and living spaces,
- open plan living area,
- centralised entertaining spaces and