Min Gwern, Meifod


To design and build a traditional home with character and interest, and is energy efficient.

Min Gwern is a replacement dwelling. The house is a timber frame construction and is clad in a mixture of brick, oak and lime-based render. Internally there are exposed salvaged oak beams from the demolition of the original house.

Whilst the house has a traditional appearance, it has features that give interest and character and make it a spacious home is plenty of natural light penetrating the living spaces.

  • Location: Nr Meifod
  • Client: Private
  • Construction Cost: Approx £200,000
  • Completed: 2008
  • 85% of site waste from demolition was diverted from landfill
  • All aggregate was recycled and crushed on site
  • The house blends into its surroundings
  • High levels of insulation and air tightness
  • Reclaimed Welsh slate roof
  • Hand-made windows and doors
  • Ground source heat pump