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Steel guttering used on award winning Passivhaus farm project in Northumberland

Mark Siddall
LEAP– Low Energy Architectural Practice, Durham

Trevor & Judith Gospel

Green Building Store

As organic farmers Trevor and Judith Gospel owned a plot of land where they dreamt of building a comfortable home that could accommodate them in their old age and minimise their impact upon the environment.
Steel Farm is located in the North Pennine Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB). Built using traditional construction technology it is the first Certified Passivhaus in Northumberland.
Specialist Passivhaus architects LEAP selected Lindab steel guttering for the project which satisfied the strict environmental restrictions and budget which was tight due to significant costs of the planning process which strongly influencing the design.
To celebrate winning the UK Passivhaus Award for the small projects category architect Mark Siddall has prepared an in-depth 3-part case study "How to Successfully Design and Build Your Own Home ...Without Breaking The Bank". Learn more and get free instant access at