Eco-friendly house built layer by layer

Eco-friendly house built layer by layer

The eco house, in Charlwood Road, Putney

WAND Eco-friendly house built layer by layer

First published in News by , Chief Reporter

An eco-friendly house is literally being built layer by layer in Wandsworth.

The three-bedroom Victorian style house will have a timber frame with a brick finish and is being constructed in levels off site, to be put together floor by floor this week.

It is being built in the garden of number one Charlwood Road, directly between the house and the railway line which lies behind it.

Father-of-one Matt Warnes, 36, who currently lives in Disraeli Road, is having the house built in his mother's back garden and the new property will be 1A Charlwood Road.

Despite living just yards from a busy railway Mr Warnes is not concerned about noise.

He said: "We have had noise tests conducted and as a result are having the house sound-proofed because of the proximity to the railway line.

"We actually found that plane noise is louder than train noise.

"The planning department at Wandsworth Council have said the house will be the greenest building in the borough."

Mr Warnes says the new house, with its 21st Century insulation, will save his family more than £2,000 in heating bills.

To buy a three-bedroom in this part of Putney would cost approximately £950,000.

Return to on Thursday to watch a time-lapse video of the house being constructed.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree