15 Lloyd Close

215 Lloyd Close
Hove BN3 6LZ

This is a recently completed new build detached eco house designed by award winning eco architects Mark Pellant and Abi Torr of Koru Architects for their family (www.koruarchitects.co.uk). The house is zero carbon, benefiting from a good orientation, very high levels of insulation and air-tightness - which exceed building regulations.

A wood pellet boiler and solar thermal array provide the small amount of heat required. A large underground rainwater harvesting tank provides water for flushing the toilets. The photovoltaic array exports energy to the ‘grid’. Materials are mostly natural, low impact and environmentally friendly and reflect the architects’ desire to promote green architecture.

The house is the realisation of a long held dream, following a five year journey of searching for a suitable site in Brighton & Hove, negotiating, designing the house and building.

triple glazing


  • + Airtight construction
  • + Biomass boiler
  • + Green roof
  • + Natural materials
  • + Photovoltaic panels
  • + Rainwater harvesting
  • + Solar thermal panels
  • + Solid timber frame construction
  • + Underfloor heating
  • + Woodburning stove
  • + Zero carbon


Further information

Koru Architects

Case study (pdf)

This house won the RIBA Downland Prize 2011 for sustainability