About this blog
We have planning permission for a four bedroom house and detached garage on a 1.7 acre wooded site on the Isle of Wight to replace a rather delapidated wooden bungalow. We are about a year behind the original plan due to family circumstances and it took a fair while to get the paperwork in order to allow us to begin on site - only 11 planning conditions to satisfy. Our move-in date is July 2020 although I doubt the house will be fully finished!
The house will be built on piles and ringbeam due to soil type and tree proximity. The superstructure, including the roof, is to be SIPS panels clad with real wood (a planning condition) and natural slate. We are using Passivehaus ideas as a guide but are not attempting certification.