Executive Summary

This stunning bespoke home in Stevenage was commissioned by private housing development company Stay New Homes Ltd. The distinctive two storey dwelling was built over a partial basement, and designed with a green flat roof. The striking form of the building was created by rotating the second storey 18 degrees on its central axis. This pivoted building was undoubtedly an engineering challenge, however well within the scope of capabilities of the Thermohouse complete, energy efficient building system.


The contemporary design of this home in Stevenage, meant that the structure encompassed numerous large cantilevers. The roof was specified to be an extensive green sedum roof. The weight of this roof, coupled with the large cantilevers, as well the large corner glazing units, meant that the structure needed to be exceptionally strong and highly insulated.

How Thermohouse Helped

The versatile nature of our ThermoFloor insulated panels enabled us to create large cast in-situ reinforced concrete beams within the floor fabric to support the loads from the walls and roof above. The ThermoWall ICF blocks were engineered to form structural beams within the lintels to support the glazing units.


Stay New Homes

Stay New Homes specialise in small exclusive developments of appealing and thoughtfully designed properties, including bespoke homes, town houses and apartment complexes throughout Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and North London. The development company was established by an experienced team to promote and create stunning energy saving homes. As a member of Passivhaus trust, their homes are individually designed and built to the highest sustainability and energy efficient standards.

Featured in

KL Magazine – Issue 102 (March 2019)

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Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Building Type: 2 storey house + basement + garage
Size: 300 m2
System Components: thermowall thermoroof thermofloor