Our Hill House project in Bath is now almost fully watertight and airtight with the last of the triple glazed Passivhaus-certified windows going in. The team will soon be pumping in the recycled newspaper cellulose insulation into the timber-framed walls and roof, making this home comfy both in the hot summer months and the colder winter ones too! We have removed the woodburner as it conflicts with the sustainable values of the house. They also reduce air quality whilst releasing stored carbon into the atmosphere - best to use that stored carbon and lock it away in the walls and let the neighbours breathe easy!
The next jobs are all the nice outside ones whilst the sun is (hopefully!) shining and then back inside to add the finishing touches - including super sustainable bamboo flooring and some lovely bespoke pieces of joinery.
The Greenheart team keeps growing! We are delighted to introduce our new in-house architect Josh Wood as we continue to increase the capacity of our full Design & Build service.
Josh is a qualified and registered Architect with over eleven years combined work and education experience. He started his path into architecture with a mission to design and procure truly sustainable buildings. This led him to UWE and the first course in the UK to combine environmental engineering with architecture with a focus on sustainable, passive design. Winning awards in this area, Josh has gone on to become part of sustainability teams at both large and small architectural practices in Bristol. With a fondness for craftsmanship, Josh has spent the last three years working for an up-and-coming practice designing contemporary oak framed houses. During this time he has lead many domestic projects smoothly from start to finish specialising in offering clients a comprehensive turnkey service.
Josh has designed and built his own Tiny Home which he has lived in for three years and will soon be featured on TV. He enjoys using his hands and hiking absurdly long distances in remote parts of the world!
Did you know we are also regional installers of WARMCEL insulation? It's pretty amazing stuff. It surpasses building regulations standards and meets the high performance requirements of Passivhaus and energy-efficient construction. We partner with PYC Group who have put together this video explaining what it is and why you should consider using it for your timber-frame build:
Sustainable Design & Build in Bristol and Bath, specialising in Passive House construction