Sustainable building examples
Church Road, Bath

A stunning, airtight family home which proves that quality of design is more critical than sheer scale when creating a family home that really works for the occupants.

This project came to us having been conceived, taken through planning, and detailed by Hetreed Ross Architects. When tenders came in higher than the clients hoped, they approached us for help. Following a number of discussions, we felt confident that – if allowed to both re-consider the design and detail to suit our timber frame system and to reduce the specification in some areas – we could make some significant savings.

We were duly tasked with simplifying some details, replacing steel structural members with timber, flattening the upper roof, changing some of the stone walls to timber and altering some internal finishes, eventually achieving acceptable costs with only small compromises on the overall design.

The clients were living abroad throughout the project and, with the help of Zoom, showed a great deal of trust in appointing us both to amend the design, re-cost and build their home for them whilst observing the process from a distance.

It was the best decision to have Greenheart build our home. Communication was always excellent with great info and updates from Cassie and George, and the build was completed to the standard expected.
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Concept/detailed design: Hetreed Ross Architects
Value engineering/design revisions: Greenheart
Structural engineering: Element Structures
Windows/doors: Internorm from Ecohaus


Average W/m2.K

  • Walls 0.11
  • Roof 0.13
  • Floor 0.11
  • Openings 0.9


  • 0.69 m3/h/m2 @ 50Pa

EPC Score

  • 105 (A)