Great Auger Street

RDA Architects , Essex, 2011


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  • Ground floor plan    
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New build family home, constructed to code 4 sustainable standards

A Code Level 4 sustainable three-bedroom house built to suit and adapt to the needs of a small family while being modern and energy efficient. The project was constructed using Kingspan’s solid insulating panel system (SIPS), allowing for a high level of air tightness, while maximizing on internal floor space.

The house takes the form of a modular modernist ‘box’ with a floor plan of ordered spaces. From the sociable kitchen/living room and the pushchair-friendly entrance hall to the first floor roof terrace and green roof, the house displays a sustainable use of space.

Renewable energy harnessing takes the form of a wind-catcher, which is used to draw natural ventilation into the dwelling, and solar panels mounted on the roof for water heating requirements. Sustainability is further enhanced by the low temperature, wet, under-floor heating system, the building’s orientation towards neighboring fields and a design that meets the lifetime homes standard.


  • Begun: Mar 2009
  • Completed: Feb 2011
  • Floor area: 178m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £230
  • Procurement: JCT int/Self Build
  • Address: 02 Great Auger Street , Newhall , Harlow , Essex, CM17, United Kingdom

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