Budding architects come up with plastic free water pipes, rooftop gardens and sustainable bee hives in Pendle housebuilder's 'design a shed 'with a difference competition

Northern homebuilder, Northstone, welcomed years six students to its Keld community in Barrowford, and hosted a competition to test their creativity and sustainable ideas.

By Sue Plunkett
Wednesday, 25th May 2022, 3:28 pm

Sixty four pupils from Barrowford Primary School enjoyed a tour of an innovative four-bedroom show home at Keld, before being tasked to let their imaginations run wild in Northstone’s ‘Design a Shed’ competition.

Northstone’s design director, Richard O’Brien, gave them a tour of a home aswell as teaching them about the different ways his team incorporates technology and sustainability.

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Esmae, Oliver and Gracie from Barrowford Primary School were the winners of a competition to design a shed run by housebuilder Northstone

Following the visit, students were tasked with designing their dream shed, thinking about sustainability, innovation, and technology, as well as a surprise element.

With a design incorporating a water vapour fire, under floor heating, compost bins, sound-proofed walls and a cosy reading corner the winner was, Esmae.

The well-deserved runners up were Oliver, whose design included solar panels, plastic-free water pipes and insulated walls, and Gracie with her rooftop garden kitted out with sustainable beehives and energy saving LED lights.