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Sustainable design

Richard and Katie Spencer have achieved a long-held ambition to create a contemporary Passivhaus property for their family

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NAMES Richard & Katie Spencer

OCCUPATIONS Building services engineer/sustainability specialist & doctor

LOCATION Leeds

TYPE OF PROJECT Self build

STYLE Contemporary

CONSTRUCTION METHOD Wide cavity-wall masonry, render & timber cladding

PROJECT ROUTE Commissioned architect & builder, homeowner project managed

LAND COST £426,624

BOUGHT June 2015

HOUSE SIZE 202m2 (incl. garage)

PROJECT COST £362,200

PROJECT COST PER M2 £1,793

TOTAL COST £785,124

VAT RECLAIM £3,700

BUILDING WORK COMMENCED November 2016

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