We’ve now received draft sketch’s of the new house. Basically we will be demolishing the existing bungalow and building a 4 bed timber framed house.
More details will follow but for now this should give a feel for what we are planning.
- Photovoltaic tiles on the south facing roof for generating electricity.
- Rainwater collection. (Large tank sunk below the lawn)
- Insulation, Insulation, Insulation
We’re also looking to eliminate central heating (underfloor or otherwise). Appreciate we will need to some form of heating for hard cold spells but we plan to use electric panel heaters which we’ll use as when required.
We hope to power them with the electricity produced by the photovoltaic panels on the roof supplemented from the grid.
Unfortunately the sketch doesn’t show the lower half of the garden but as soon as we something to show we’ll post it.
Forgot to mention Elsa (our 3 year old Rottweiler) has settled into her new surroundings really well as you can see.