Half Smock located in a rural site of a previous dilapidated bungalow, is a bespoke house designed for a young family of 5. The L form of the plan is used to divide the site into three distinct areas, the entrance, the main garden and a kitchen terrace area. Internally the ground floor layout is open plan but orientated to provide some privacy and framed views between spaces and the garden. For energy efficiency the building incorporates high levels of insulation and glassed areas provide passive solar gain. The heating and hot water are primarily supplied from a ground source heat pump which is supplied by low grade heat from pipework buried within the garden. Externally the building materials were selected to mature with natural rural tones of the wooded enclosure with the cladding predominantly in sweet chestnut and hardwood timber windows to match through. The roof is curved and clad with untreated standing seam copper.