The Lime House
two bedroom Lime House (named after the traditional lime render
on the outside wall) follows the unfussy, compact form of a
traditional cottage. Welsh skills, suppliers and products have
made it one of the UK’s most energy efficient houses.
example, the triple glazed, insulated windows made in Wales, are
the first UK-produced windows to gain official Passivhaus
certification. The closed panel timber frame used in both
houses, developed with a Welsh contractor, adapts German framing
techniques for use with faster-growing, softer Welsh timber.
of the windows and front door use Welsh larch timber and most of
the timber for the doors, wall panels, floor slabs and roof
elements is from Welsh forests. The stonework, roof tiles,
staircase, solar panels and most of the insulation were made in