Lessendrum, Linlithgow
New-Build Eco-Friendly House

A new-build house including solar photovoltaic panels to generate free electricity, solar thermal panels for free hot water, high-performance triple glazing, locally-sourced materials, underfloor heating, smart metering, rainwater harvesting, a home-office, space for recycling and other low carbon features.

This project presented a rare opportunity to design a new-build house on a secluded site in the heart of Linlithgow. The sloping site led EKJN to create a split-level design with a large open-plan Living/Dining/Kitchen area facing the garden, and Bedrooms arranged to the rear, half a level down and half a level up from the main floor. A double-sided log-burner is built into the central stone fireplace to heat the entire house for most of the year.

The contemporary design is offset by traditional materials, with ashlar sandstone walls projecting beyond the footprint to create boundary walls and screen walls within the landscape.

The building achieved a 'Silver Active' award in sustainable design. This award doesn't only aim to reduce energy demand, but also promotes general wellbeing, so there's enhanced acoustic separation between the rooms and more daylight than in a typical house. The house was completed in 2019.

EKJN Architects
Bryerton House, 129 High Street
Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7EJ

Wester House, Main Street
North Queensferry, Inverkeithing, Fife, KY11 1JG

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