<span>The</span><span>Arboretum</span>

The Arboretum

The Arboretum

Alongside the River Burn in North Norfolk, the Arboretum is a three storey, flint and timber-clad private house. Our client wanted an efficient, comfortable home, irrespective of occupancy levels.

Our scheme utilises excess heat, generated from a feature log burner, by incorporating a thermal store which centralises and diversifies the production and distribution of heat. The heat demand is met by a combination of biomass, solar thermal and an efficient LPG boiler with the systems configured so that the low carbon technologies are prioritised, reducing the need for imported energy and in turn lowering the CO2 emission associated with heat production. Individual heating controls in each space also enable the owners to reduce how much energy is wasted by conditioning unoccupied rooms.

Architect

Cowper Griffith Architects

Value

£1.7M

Completion

2012

Client

Private

Peter Cook Info
The log burner at the heart of the main living space generates excess heat which is held within thermal stores and then distributed throughout the house via underfloor heating as well as used for the production of hot water.
Peter Cook Info
The semi-exposed entrance undercroft, shown against the South facing façade, provides a buffer between external and internal conditions.
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The garden facing façade features a variety of materials and incorporates brise soleil to help reduce summertime overheating.
Peter Cook Info
The main entrance is situated beneath a sheltered undercroft which provides an environmental transition space between inside and out.

View from the croquet lawn which is irrigated using rainwater.

Image: Peter Cook

Architect

Cowper Griffith Architects

Value

£1.7M

Completion

2012

Client

Private

2014 RIBA East Building of the Year Award

2014 RIBA East Building of the Year Award

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