Earthborn used for tiny passive house in London

Earthborn used for tiny passive house in London

One of the smallest two bedroom houses allowed in London recently featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs, using Earthborn paints for its virtually VOC free qualities and covering power.


At just 83sqm, Joe Stuart’s tiny new build was designed to exceed passive house standards. Open riser stairs and white Ecopro Matt Emulsion help to maximise light transmission through the property’s six half storeys. (Photo: courtesy Joe Stuart).

The tiny eco house occupies just 83 sq m but makes the most of every inch of that space by using six half-storey floors linked by open stairs.

Designer Joe Stuart said: “Passive house criteria were key and we sought environmentally friendly solutions. We settled on Earthborn paints because they are virtually VOC free and have the best covering power.”

Most of the house was painted with Ecopro Matt Emulsion, white being chosen to maximise light transmission through the building. The light grey Tuffet shade of Claypaint was chosen to provide a calm ambience in the two bedrooms.

Claypaint is a unique, clay based emulsion – a high performance, highly breathable paint that covers exceptionally well and gives a distinctive, ultra matt finish.

Ecopro Matt Emulsion is especially useful for new plaster, having excellent covering properties.

The lack of oils and acrylics means Earthborn paints do not give off harmful emissions, and are much better for the health of building occupants as well as the environment.

Claypaint is available in Earthborn’s signature palette of 72 shades, while Ecopro is available in all 100 colours of BS4800. They are both approved to the stringent EU Ecolabel standard.

Jess Bacon
Jess Bacon

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