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 Ivy Todd Cottage


Passive House in Conservation Area

Ivy Todd Cottage is a new build Passive House, but is in the grounds of a Grade 2 listed house, and in a conservation area, and sat on the location of a previous historic dwelling.

The site is set about 3m above the road and the sloping site is very tight even for a small house. The dwelling was designed in a traditional cottage style to fit in with the historic vernacular of the village and was designed to ensure no overlooking of neighbouring properties. Clayland Architects have had success in Passive Design, and we were able to use our insight to propose a timber frame construction method that could be easily implemented as a self build project, adding another potential advantage to the scheme.

‘Architecture through Construction – Construction through Architecture’