16) 2B Combe Road


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Energy saving improvements

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

Measures on show:

  • Timber frame structure featuring high levels of insulation
  • Wood-burning stoves, burning home-grown logs
  • Passive solar design
  • Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery
  • Low energy lighting
  • Rainwater collection system
  • Clever use of recycled & waste materials
  • Beautiful wildlife garden


2013 rebuild of 1990s new-build: While the original 1990s build featured on TV’s Homes From Hell, the re-build is now a delightful warm and well ventilated eco-home, designed to allow multigenerational living. The four acre garden with its green oak summerhouse is also a wildlife haven – an inspirational example of what can be achieved on a disused landfill site. Download the full case study here