Dundon Passivhaus




Dundon Passivhaus Graham Bizley 001


ARCHITECT: Prewett Bizley Architects

CLIENT: Graham Bizley

AWARDS WON: riba national award 2015
riba south west award 2015

Dundon Passivhaus is an extraordinarily understated and unpretentious building set in a beautiful rural landscape.

It is a substantially self-build project by the architect for his family’s occupation, designed and built to Passivhaus standards but with the scope to open windows as you would in any conventional building. 

Entering the house you are greeted with a forest of internal timber cladding. Large sliding folding windows ensure that every ounce of the view penetrates the space. An introverted living room has large log burners providing heating and hot water to supplement the solar thermal on the roof and a MVHR system.

The garden houses a 4,500 litre rainwater harvesting tank. The walls are super-insulated using recycled paper. The internal carpentry, joinery and other features all beautifully detailed and crafted. 

CONTRACTOR: Self Build (Graham Bizley)


structural engineer: Structural Solutions 
interior design: Emily Bizley Interior Design


COST: £470,000


PHOTOGRAPHER: graham bizley