11) Deep Lock House, St Matthews Place


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Energy saving improvements

'Big' insulation works
Lighting systems and electrical appliances
High spec heating
Renewables: heat
Renewables: electricity
Sustainable building materials

Measures on show:

  • Wall & roof insulation
  • Under-floor insulation
  • Combined heat & power (CHP) boiler linked to under-floor heating
  • Wood burning stove
  • Zoned heating controls
  • Bath stone from original building carefully salvaged and reused
  • Lime render & eco-paints


Self-build on brownfield site (2011): Designed to maximise natural light from its south facing aspect, this canal-side family home uses a combination of low tech measures and complex construction to achieve comfort while minimising its carbon footprint. Download the full case study here