57 Grantham Road

1757 Grantham Road
Brighton BN1 6EF

This building is a rare example of an eco house built to the very demanding Level 5 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. It was designed by Deacon and Richardson Architects and built by R&R Building Services. This embraces not only energy efficiency and low emissions, but every aspect of sustainability, including natural materials, treatment of waste and rainwater harvesting. The house design, build process and performance are in every sense sustainable.

This project evolved over six years and the finished result is an example of brilliant simplicity, with a cleverly integrated renewable heating system, chiefly fuelled by a woodburning stove, and backed up by solar thermal panels and an air source heat pump. Electricity for the heat pump is balanced by a solar PV array.

The overall look and feel is beautiful, with natural timber and stone finishes, heavily influenced by input from the owners, designers Malcolm and Linda.



BUSES 26,46,50 (Ditchling Road) 5B (Stanford Avenue)

TRAIN London Road Station (0.5km)

ACCESS to number 57 is down the lane beside number 56.
Please note there is no parking in this lane.


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57 Grantham Road


  • + Air Source Heat Pump
  • + Double glazing (high performance)
  • + Low energy lighting
  • + Low energy appliances
  • + Natural materials
  • + Solar PV
  • + Solar thermal
  • + Rainwater harvesting
  • + Underfloor heating
  • + Woodburning stove (back boiler)
  • + Zero carbon

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