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Self Build Home Patterdale

Location Ullswater, Lake District National Park

Type Self built house

This home designed for a self-builder is an interpretation of traditional barn form. The angled facade maximises the floor plan and creates a strong dynamic form. The house has garage and workshop on the ground floor and living accommodation on first floor, with views towards Place Fell.

Sustainability Strategy

PLACE +++ 

Contaminated site, former coal yard in Northern Lakes. Superb views towards Helvellyn range and Place Fell


Thermal comfort, natural daylight, bespoke house for family with living space on first floor for privacy


Thermal upgrade to existing fabric, SIPS timber frame for new extension, high performance windows/doors, gas boilers and radiators


Rainwater to ground for benefit of surrounding trees, aerated taps, low flush toilets


Timber roof and cladding, on masonry structure , with steel, glass, natural stone cladding, timber high performance windows and doors, timber floor finishes



Local self builder and suppliers



Modern interpretation of traditional barn form, with external materials chosen to weather into landscape

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