Hedgehog Self Build Co-op, Hogs Edge, Brighton
One of Brighton’s examples of community self build which started in the late 1990s, this development of ten timber frame houses is based on the Walter Segalrefers to a simple self build timber frame form of construction pioneered by the architect Walter Segal. see details of the systemThe architect who devised a simple timber frame self build system (often simply known as 'Segal self build'). see more on the Segal method approach to construction. They incorporate high levels of Warmcell insulation and benefit from south facing solar gain. The living roofsA roof with a covering of soil or growing medium and plants. They tend to be divided into turf roofs with a 150mm layer of soil and sedum roofs with a thinner layer (about 40mm).
see Living Roofs are of Sedum.
It may be worth keeping an eye on Eco Open Houses in case any of them are available to visit.
Architect: Robin Hillier of Architype
and here for some of the specification at Hedgehog
See also Forever Green