New House Proposal, Fife

Stand-alone one and a half storey new house in rural Fife designed to passive house principles.

  • Size/Scale Large detached house
  • Location Fife
  • Client Private
  • Completion

New House Proposal, Fife

The proposed new house is surrounded by 1,006m² of landscaped garden ground and presents the traditional shape and scale of a one and half storey Scottish cottage with a 45 degrees pitched roof and an entrance porch. Finishes consisting of natural Scottish larch timber cladding and zinc roof covering have been carefully chosen to propose a contemporary and sustainable new house in order to enhance the character of the area.

The project demonstrates a high level of sustainability with the building being resource efficient both in terms of embodied energy and in terms of energy used for heating, ventilation, and lighting. Windows are arranged to maximise passive solar gain. Using durable and renewable materials in its structure and finishes, and designed to passive house principles, it will use passive solar strategies, exceptional levels of insulation, and integrate renewable energy generation appropriate to the constraints imposed by the site, to minimise reliance on fossil fuels.

Key Features

  • Bespoke contemporary home
  • Modern design, set within the landscape
  • Tree protection
  • Low-energy, low-carbon design
  • Open plan living