In 2003 Ben Law captivated the nation by building his woodland house on Channel 4?s Grand Designs programme ? so popular was the show that it was repeated in 2004. The presenter, Kevin McCloud, said that Ben was a born designer and that his was the most watched (over 5 million viewers) and popular programme of the original series. Kevin loved the project so much that he has written the foreword to this book! A Grand Designs Revisited programme is planned to air soon after the book launch.
Full of stunning colour photographs, this is a visual guide to how Ben built his outstandingly beautiful home in the woods. It is also a practical manual and the story of a man realising a lifetime?s dream to build one of the most sustainable and beautiful homes in Britain.
The Woodland House gives details of the evolving design process, the identifying of materials, costings, project management and the actual building. It proves that low cost, low impact and high aesthetics can go hand in hand and that it is possible to build green and to build affordably.
The book will appeal to all fans of the Grand Designs series. As the pre-eminent UK example of building with wood and renewable materials this will also appeal to the growing number of people with environmental and green interests as well as to the building community.