New Low Energy Dwelling, Exmouth

New Low Energy Dwelling, The Avenues, Exmouth

Andrew Long Architects were appointed for a full professional RIBA design and project managed service for a new 4 bedroom low energy dwelling in the historic Avenues setting of  Exmouth, in a large garden site of an existing historic dwelling. Using the 5 main principles of the Passivhaus concept, the dwelling is south facing with large areas of glazing, high levels of insulation in the external envelope and airtightness detailing, mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery, woodburning stove as secondary heating. It balances cost return against heat output which can save up to 90% on energy bills.

The site is self supporting in infrastructure with on site package treatment plant and sustainable drainage systems. The landscape has been sensitively designed to encourage biodiversity with Devon earth banks for re-use of soil from the foundations, bat and bird boxes and local indigenous species of planting. It will be built by the local community and gained support by The Local Residents Association and East Devon District Council by way of Pre Application Feedback prior to gaining planning approval. It had no objections from local residents, Parish Council, neighbours or the Planning Officer and went straight through the planning process under delegated powers with full support.

Office Address:

Andrew Long Architects Ltd.

Exe View Studios, 7 Cedar Close, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 5NT


Tel: (01395) 488710

Mob: 07743020047



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"I would recommend Andrew Long. I was so pleased with all the work he did for me on my home renovation from start to completion. Very professional and hard working."

Housing Alterations Client, Devon


"Andrew gained planning permission for our house with a great creative design. I would recommend his architectural services to anyone."

House Extension Client, Devon


"We were most impressed with Andrew's design  and professional working process which gained planning approval despite all the odds in a difficult sensitive location."

New Low Energy Dwelling Client, Devon