The couple were determined to create a home with low running costs and, having researched a variety of eco options, decided to go for a full suite of high-tech products to complement the house’s excellent levels of insulation.
An efficient Vaillant boiler is the main source for the house’s underfloor heating, while solar thermal panels meet a significant portion of the family’s hot water requirements.
They also went for solar photovoltaic panels to supply electricity, along with an intelligent LED-based lighting system that can be operated from the couple’s mobile phones
“With so many people living in our home, we were keen to keep our energy bills under control and to do our bit to help the environment,” Liam adds.
The families finished house features a large hall, study, open plan kitchen-diner, living room, cloakroom and utility on the ground floor.
The first floor includes five bedrooms, a family bathroom and laundry, while the second comprises two further bedrooms, plus another bathroom.
“We have deliberately kept the house as family-friendly and practical as possible, while delivering the open, airy interiors we wanted,” says Liam. “The garden is low-maintenance and ideal for the children whether they want to play football, go on the trampoline or just run around.”
Having finished their self build, would they ever wish to repeat the experience?
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the whole process and, if another amazing opportunity came along at some stage in the future, I would definitely consider it,” says Liam