Housing Projects

Dorset House, Treetops, Chew Stoke



Client: Christin Peglow and David Archer

Architect: Christin Peglow @ pad Design Ltd

Structural Engineer: George Holland @ Element Structures

Project Value: £500,000

Duration: 13 months

Completion: May 2019

Did you know?: Yearly energy costs of the house are zero; with £300 spent on electricity in winter that are balanced by feed-in tariffs
and export payments in summer. Charging the electric car becomes a bonus.

This project was featured in Grand Designs magazine, read the feature here

Timber clad replacement dwelling within the Bristol and Bath Greenbelt and village of Chew Stoke providing a sustainable and contemporary family home that addresses its generous south facing garden and views with substantial glazing and patio doors on ground floor and a double
cantilevered first floor, that relates in proportion to its local vernacular with rhythmical window pattern, low sills and an asymmetrical gable.

+ Constructed to Passivhaus standards with respect to insulation, airtightness and Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR)
+ Isoquick insulated raft reducing thermal bridging and providing thermal mass
+ Pre-fabricated timberframe in twin wall construction with Superglass 032 full fill and Beltermo woodfibre externally
+ Triple glazing
+ Solar PV tiles to south elevation with solar hot water heating, Tesla Powerwall and car charger
+ Green roofs to single storey elements

Client focus
Creating a sustainable and contemporary family home with spaces that connect internally and externally.

Surveyor Focus
Assisting the client to achieve their goal of a sustainable and contemporary family home, while ensuring that the requirements of the Building Regulations are adhered to.

Our approach
Robust technical assessment and involvement with the design team from the outset. An open attitude to alternative construction methodologies and materials by looking into the test documentation for the systems to ensure they are appropriate for their intended application.