Demonstration House

BRE (Building Research Establishment) grounds, Garston. Watford


INTEGER Intelligent & Green

High profile Demonstration house designed in 10 weeks and built in another 13 without any form of Contract, demonstrating a true Partnering ethos.

The Integer Millennium House was jointly designed in October 1997 by four individuals; Tim Day and Damian Bree of Bree Day architects, Nicholas Thompson and Paul Hodgkins, as a result of a request by the UK Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) to put into tangible terms our research into sustainable design and living. The DTI then took this design on a trade mission to Australia.

The house was built to demonstrate how constructional, environmental, sustainable and technological applications available today can be used to provide a better home and lifestyle using available technology. The house was featured on the BBC’s Tomorrow’s World Programme and was the subject of a special 6 part series documenting its construction.

There were no prototypes or experimental components used in the construction of the house.

The house won many design awards in the years following its completion.

Since the completion of the Millennium House we have used the experience and knowledge gained to undertake many sustainable building designs for both private and publicly funded clients.

Environmental Features:

  • Solar PV Panels (Photovoltaics)
  • Solar Water Panels
  • Wind Turbine
  • Timber Frame
  • Green Roof
  • Grey Water Recycling
  • Surface Water Harvesting
  • Geothermal Heat Pump
  • Remote Metering
  • Reed Bed
  • CAT 5 Cabling
  • Home Networked
  • Electronic Locking
  • Managed Construction Waste
  • High Insulation Levels: 0.2W/m2oC
  • Passive Stack Ventilation

Project Team

ASK Ward (Formerly: Anthony Ward Partnership)
Structural Engineers
Faber Maunsell (Formerly: Oscar Faber)
M&E Consultants
Interior Design
Wilcon Homes
Wilcon Homes
Party Wall Surveyor
Mech. Consultants
A/V Installation
Landscape & Environmental Consultant
Highways & Structural Engineer
Project Managers
i&i Ltd
IT Consultant
Quantity Surveyor
Bree Day Ltd, CTA & PHA
Integer Architects
Eco Consultants
Landscape Consultant
Project Management