Muswell Hill House

The design of this new house in Muswell Hill is influenced by the roughcast render and radius details of local Edwardian domestic architecture. A neutral palette of timber, textured lime plaster and natural stone are selected both for their visual qualities and their low embodied energy.

The project is designed to achieve Passivhaus certification with very high levels of insulation, airtight construction, triple glazing throughout and mechanical ventilation. The house will be timber-framed with engineered timber I-joists, this construction approach minimises thermal bridging and embodied energy in the structure.

An air-source heat pump multiplies heat energy from outside to provide both space heating and hot water. This allows the house to be fossil fuel-free as no boiler is required.

Project Architect:
Ben Ridley

Muswell Hill, London N10