How this contemporary self build uses brise soleil and MVHR to regulate its heating

A brick self build with multiple layers and a small patch of garden to the front
This contemporary home in Avondale Park uses a brise soleil system to regulate its heating but also maximises the amount of daylight the home receives (Image credit: The Modern House)

This contemporary self build in Avondale Park, London, where a Victorian hall once stood, shows how a home can make the most of natural lighting.

The home utilises London stock brick for its structure, stealthy glazing for its interior and a brise soleil and MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery) system to regulate the home's heating.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.