A new house in Northumberland has the potential to reduce heating bills thanks to an ecologically friendly design.

The property in question is located in the vicinity of Hexham, and builders in Cheshire could possibly be interested by several aspects of its design. The house has been constructed in such a way that it could have carbon emissions that are much less than those of an average residential building. Mark Siddall, the architect for the project working alongside owners Trevor and Judith Gospel, has said:

“Trevor and Judith set the challenge of building a low energy home in one of the country’s remotest locations with some of the lowest winter temperatures. At the same time they wanted a home that would be a jewel in the landscape.”

If the construction were kept warm by gas, then the owners of the property would save a considerable sum on their heating bill. The eco house could be heated for £1,000 less each year when contrasted with an average house in the region. However, in reality the building is heated differently so that kind of saving is not achieved.

Mrs. Gospel has indicated that the eco home is quite different from the buildings that she has grown accustomed to living within. In the past, she has inhabited cold farmhouses that were not efficient in their energy use. This was in part because of damp.

The eco home is warmer to live in than those traditional farmhouses were, and Mrs. Gospel has said there is not a draught in the building. The house has received some prestigious nominations for the Build It Awards.