Whilst the Baufritz team beaver away on the first fix of electrics and plumbing and Joe’s team are building the new garage to house our biomass boiler, we are reflecting on the amazing team achievement of building a timber frame house in five days. This YouTube film captures the anticipation and excitement we all felt on the day the house ‘arrived’ from Germany. We think the soundtrack, an excerpt from the Egmont Overture by Beethoven (another crafty German) is appropriate for the glorious, sweeping Sussex countryside in which Lewes is nestled, and offers a nod to the musical delights of Glyndebourne a couple of miles down the road from us.
Meanwhile, the exceptional speed of our build and its low carbon credentials have made the news. We were featured in our local paper The Sussex Express (see below) and by Matthew Wall of BBC Online in his article Sustainable technology ‘greening’ our toxic buildings . It’s exciting and rewarding to see the amount of interest in our ‘green’ new build, as our 250+ Twitter fans indicate – thank you to all our followers. We look forward to sharing our zero carbon journey with you over the coming months.