By Audlem Webteam - 22nd October 2012 7:04am
Audlem Online regular readers will recall two recent Homepage Feature articles on a self-build project in Audlem.
As we reported on 13th July, Steve & Chris Elliott's project is to be featured in a national TV series and the film crew have now made a number of site visits.
The most recent this month saw presenter Charlie Luxton on site and is seen here on the right with Chris and Steve.
The house now has its roof near complete and work will be moving indoors with the building weather-proofed in time for winter.
The house that Steve & Chris are building takes many concepts from the German design standard known as 'Passiv Haus' or 'Passive House' as well as the UK's Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH).
Such a house should require little energy to heat it, other than that produced by sunlight, a ground source heat pump, and that generated by the occupants and their cooking/lighting etc, as well as using the internal warm air to heat the fresh air that is fed in.
There is also an emphasis on minimising the carbon footprint of the house through careful sourcing of materials and also using local contractors.
Channel Four's new series is following twenty families as they embark on a self-build project in a bid to create their ideal home for less than the price of buying.
Each year around 15,000 people attempt to build something unique to perfectly fit their lifestyle. If they stay on budget, their self-built home, it is said, could save them around 30% compared to buying an off-the-peg house.
Channel 4 are focussing on real people striving to attain amazing yet affordable homes with strict budgets. Each stand-alone episode will follow the fortunes of a self-builder attempting to build a new home.
The self-builders — from across the UK — are all aiming to construct their ideal home in around 12-14 months for less than it would cost to buy a property on the market.
Presenter Charlie Luxton will be keeping an eye on progress with several visits to site culminating in a final reveal of the finished home.
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