The carpentry team are in and the Timber Frame is going up at our Passive House project in Nailsea
Work continues at Rose Cottage in Kingsdown, Bristol...
We have started work on a new single-storey house in France Lynch, Gloucestershire, designed to blend into the hillside.
The house will be dug into the bank with a sedum roof, and walls clad in timber and local stone. It will be very highly insulated - aiming for an airtightness result of less than 1 ac/h - with an MVHR system and triple glazed windows.
We collaborated with Millar+howard workshop for the planning designs, with detailed design and build by the Greenheart team.
Foundations and retaining wall are now underway with the timber frame due to start in December.
We completed Rose House in Kingsdown, Bristol, a few years back, working in partnership with Emmett Russell to build a highly insulated, timber-framed new build family home, with excellent airtightness results.
Now some of the Greenheart team are back to begin the next phase on this plot...
Having stripped the original building down to four walls, the guys are preparing a weather-tight shell for a new two-bedroom cottage which will take its place. Built to similar sustainable building principles as Rose House, the cottage will be airtight and well insulated with high performance windows.
The half tonne RSJ is now in place...
Sustainable Design & Build in Bristol and Bath, specialising in Passive House construction