Dial Corner - Self-Build Eco Home in Norfolk

Suton | Wymondham | Norfolk | NR18

Plot For Sale

£195,000

For Sale

Looking for land to build your own home? Dial Corner is a plot of 0.78 acres with planning permission for a self-build eco home in Norfolk: a single-storey earth-sheltered dwelling that’s intended to be naturally heated and naturally ventilated. Once completed, it will be one of the most sustainable dwellings of its kind, operating beyond ‘zero carbon’, with the energy efficiency standards potentially achieved amongst the highest ever recorded in the UK.

The off-grid design has achieved a Design SAP Rating of 167 (independently verified by the top energy assessor in the UK) and will be completely self-sufficient for energy, water and wastewater management. These high levels of sustainability combined with extraordinary design, create a home that fits flawlessly with its immediate environment.

The plot is presently grazed by horses,  and after the project is complete, the house will be surrounded on all sides by newly planted trees & flora. A new pond will be dug to encourage wildlife to co-exist with the home, and with an increase in the boundary planting, an emphasis will be placed on encouraging wildlife to flourish within the property.

The proposed design by the renowned fossil-free architect and expert Dr Jerry Harrall, will include four bedrooms, an open-plan living, kitchen and dining room, with the ability to utilise two of the bedrooms to create separate offices for working from home. The idea is to personify the working-from-home culture in a light, natural environment that has been proven to improve mental well-being.

As an entirely naturally heated and fossil-free home, there’s no need for a conventional central heating system; that means no radiators, gas or any kind of heat pump. All the heat that is received from the sun and emitted from our bodies throughout the day is stored in cement-free, concrete-constructed ceilings, floors and walls. These act as a ‘heat sink’, releasing heat throughout the day from the overall structure, when the outside temperature is lower than inside, maintaining the internal temperature at a stable 21°C all year. This process is referred to as a ‘high thermal mass building’ and is a natural characteristic of buildings constructed in this way. This is a return to construction methods used for over a thousand or so years.

An array of solar panels and battery storage will also quickly output more power than the dwelling requires, meaning surplus energy gets automatically exported back into the grid, generating income for the eventual resident.

Currently a paddock, the plot is situated in an ideal and accessible location for a self-build eco home in Norfolk, just 20 minutes by car from Norwich City Centre and 7 from Wymondham. The recently resurfaced (and significantly quieter) A11 takes you straight into the heart of Norwich city centre and the Norfolk coast to the north, and south to Cambridge and London. Attleborough train station is a short drive away, with direct connections to Cambridge, with onward links to London Kings Cross. Norwich train station also has direct services to London Liverpool Street.

Norwich has everything you want from a classic cathedral city, with restaurants, bars, pubs, theatre, cinemas, independent shopping and universities, and is regularly voted one of the top places to live in the UK (recent poll in 2023). Wymondham is the local town centre with essential shops and lifestyle options, along with one of the top state schools in the county. Dial Corner is also a ten-minute walk from the popular Wymondham College (rated outstanding by Ofsted).

Planning approval was granted on 18th November 2022, and the application can be viewed on the South Norfolk planning portal by following reference number 2021/2764.

  • Property construction – Earth-sheltered dwelling
  • Utilities – Electricity, Water Supply
  • Electricity supply: N/A
  • Water supply: Independently Supplied, Mains
  • Sewerage: Mains connected
  • Broadband: N/A
  • Mobile signal/coverage: N/A
  • Planning permission – Planning was granted on 18th November 2022 (as above)

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South Norfolk

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING

SAP Rating 167A, CO2 Emissions minus -7.53tonnes/year

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ADDRESS

Dial Corner, Suton, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 9SS

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