Observatory Road
– New House

Design collaboration with
Julia Bouvy
Contractors
John Dennis Ltd
Structural Engineers
Elliot and Co.
Quantity Surveyors
CBA

Observatory Road
– New House

Design collaboration with
Julia Bouvy
Contractor
John Dennis Ltd
Structural Engineers
Elliot and Co.
Quantity Surveyors
CBA

Observatory Road
– New House

Design collaboration with
Julia Bouvy
Contractor
John Dennis Ltd
Structural Engineers
Elliot and Co.
Quantity Surveyors
CBA

This new house and granny flat was completed in late 2017.  ZONE Architects worked with owner/developer Julia Bouvy and her family to help realise her ambitious vision for this spectacular site towards the top of Blackford Hill.  Previously occupied by a tired and inward-looking bungalow the new house aims to make the most of the site’s unique views whilst making an attractive contribution towards the architecture of the area.   

The zero-carbon (in use) house was designed to passive house standards with 0.1 u-values, very high levels of airtightness combined with MVHR and solar hot water and PV.  It was constructed from Cross Laminated Timber, a new off-site construction method which ensures that the house has a low embodied carbon footprint whilst allowing the shell of the house to be constructed rapidly. This CLT shell is wrapped in a thick layer of Pavatex wood fibre insulation and clad in timber, sandstone and zinc, materials selected to provide low maintenance and reflect the character of the area.

Private House, Observatory Road, Edinburgh

The zero carbon house was designed to passive house standards and has an energy efficiency rating of 94, in Band A. It has CO2 emissions of 6 kg CO2/m²/year.

Sub Contractors:

D Blake & Co - Zinc cladding and roofing

Stonrestor - Stonework

Egoin - Cross Laminated Timber structure

Incognito - Underfloor heating

The zero energy house is being designed to passive house standards.

The zero energy house is being
designed to passive house standards.

Private House, Observatory Road, Edinburgh
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Private House, Observatory Road, Edinburgh
Private House, Observatory Road, Edinburgh
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Private House, Observatory Road, Edinburgh
Private House, Observatory Road, Edinburgh
Private House, Observatory Road, Edinburgh
Private House, Observatory Road, Edinburgh

Please contact us to discuss your project on 0131 551 1973 or email
us at info@zonearchitects.co.uk

Like what you see and fancy a chat?
Feel free to call us on 0131 551 1973 or email us at info@zonearchitects.co.uk

Like what you see and fancy a chat? 
Feel free to call us on 0131 551 1973 or email us at info@zonearchitects.co.uk

Like what you see and fancy a chat?
Feel free to call us on 0131 551 1973 or
email us at info@zonearchitects.co.uk

Like what you see and fancy a chat? Feel free to call us on 0131 551 1973 or email us at info@zonearchitects.co.uk

Address

211 Granton Road, 
Edinburgh EH5 1HD

Contact

0131 551 1973
info@zonearchitects.co.uk

Contact

0131 551 1973
info@zonearchitects.co.uk

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