Open: Sunday 23 September
11am-1pm & 2-4pm
93 Lewes Road, Ditchling BN6 8TY
When Ian and Tae moved to Ditchling, this site was occupied by a timber framed bungalow, which had been originally been a First World War army hut. Given its age and tired state, renovation was not an option, but they were inspired by the charm of a timber house and employed timber frame specialist, Jon Broome, to design the current building. Jon was a colleague of the renowned Walter Segal and came up with a design, built in 1998, which employed then unheard of levels of largely natural insulation, to create a highly insulated and sustainable dwelling. The building is topped off by an attractive green roof, which provides a low maintenance haven for wildlife, whilst further enhancing insulation.