Landscape and listed building renovation

The brief was for an ecological refurbishment and extension of Grade II Listed 17th Century house and integrated ecological landscape design.


Building (project on hold):


  • Remove dilapidated 20th Century extensions
  • High standard of design and comfort
  • Super insulation throughout - reduction of heating by 2/3rds
  • Purpose designed, high performance oak windows and doors - superior thermal performance, weathering and security
  • In-wall micro bore and underfloor heating
  • Renewable energy - solar panels, wood burning and energy management centre
  • German solid brick construction and earth plaster
  • Passive ventilation
  • Terraced grass roof garden
  • Underground brick vaulted cold store for fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Organic paints, stains and waxes throughout


Landscape (constructed):


  • Grey water filtration to feed Aquaculture pond
  • Rainwater collection, storage and filtration to supply building and overflow to Aquaculture pond and irrigation system
  • Black water (sewage) treatment reed bed system - bark pits, gravel bed and reed ponds leading to wildlife pond
  • Nutrient recycling system from Aquaculture pond, reed beds and wildlife pond, to provide food for woodland gardens and walled vegetable garden
  • Wildlife habitat creation and wildlife ponds
  • Extensive tree and shrub planting including shelter belts and wildlife corridors
  • High food yielding forest and vegetable gardens