Lake House Zero
Lake House Zero is the LARGEST CERTIFIED ZERO CARBON HOME IN THE UK, if not the world. It has a gross internal area of 15,500sq.ft Designed to the highest level of the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH), Lake House Zero sits at the edge of a thirty five acre lake, within 1500 acres of private estate in England's Lake District. The style is Arts & Crafts and respects the local vernacular of an English Country House. Despite the traditional appearance, new methods of construction have been used. The air-tight fabric is an Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) structure with the exterior dressed in natural stone from a local slate quarry. Lake House Zero is an excellent example of how a house can be zero carbon and equipped with carbon hungry features such as a comfort cooled gym, cinema room, passenger lift, and a swimming pool - which has a motorised floor that rises to create a large usable floor area.