Hemspan

Bran End

A new approach to the rural village home, our Bran End project promotes climate positive living.

  • Project Type

    High-End Residential

  • Location

    Bran End, Dunmow, Essex

  • Project Stage

    RIBA Stage 2-3, Full Planning

  • Estimated Completion Date

    Autumn 2023

Inspired by our first showcase net-zero home at Mutford Wood, Suffolk, our goal once again was to challenge current construction standards and restrictions to build a Hemspan House that would innovate with new and truly sustainable materials to become the first of its kind in the Uttlesford district of Essex.

Once again we reflect on the evolution of British housing structures and its heritage from the Tudor homes of the 1400’s to the Victorian style of the 1800’s all the way to present day modern minimalism. Designing for the aspirational home-owner and integrating the advancements in technology of bio-based materials, we are future-proofing our homes for the next generation.

We invite you to follow us throughout this process as we push through modern methods of construction and grow another home of the future.

Our Bran End home will be designed to Passivhaus thermal performance standards to deliver a building with ultra-low running costs, together with a standard 10-year warranty. Using Hemp and other natural and bio-based materials where possible means we can lock up more carbon than we produce during the construction phase.

Our Net-Zero construction method boasts integrated photovoltaic roof panels, hemp-fibre insulation, hemp lime render, renewable timber structural frame and integrated rain water collection and recycling.

Elevated living connects the flow between indoor and outdoor spaces, maximising light airy spaces, solar shading, bio-philic design, and the reflection of British heritage architecture.

We are designing the home of tomorrow that is ready to be delivered now.