Another recent project, Dewdown Lodge, is now up to view on our project page. Unusually for us, this was not a new build, but a re-build of an existing lodge in Somerset. The result is stylish and energy efficient family home and very happy clients!
"We just want to say thank you. We know this would not have been the easiest build for you nor one that you would normally do (not a new build). But in a way, this is the most sustainable of all – re-imagining an existing building using almost entirely natural materials and going from an EPC rating of E to a B (almost an A). The team were lovely, worked incredibly hard and took real pride in what they did. It shows. "
View more info, photos, drawings and stats from our Dewdown Lodge project
Our Church Rd project coming together in Combe Down. Among other changes, we designed-out a few tons of high energy steel, leaving an entirely timber framed structure.
Now nearing completion its looking great. Credit to HRA architects for the concept design, Henry for the technical design and George and the Greenheart team for all the hard graft.
Watch this space for updates as we continue to ice the eco-cake!
An update from Hill House
Work continues at Hill House in Bath. All the groundworks are now complete, which were always to be the biggest challenge in getting the house built. We needed to provide level access from the road on to the site which was 3m lower. To add to complications the site is sloping steeply and was also close to the adjacent Georgian house. We have used a combination of retaining structures, underpinning and strip foundations to tame the site!
The carpenters are now on site to get the frame going - a 360mm thick engineered timber wall for exceptional U-values and breathability, with a continuous airtight membrane to the inside of the frame to guarantee air quality, efficient heating, and a comfortable living environment for the clients.
Feb 2019 - steels going in:
January 2019 - ready for the timber frame:
December 2018 - house slab prep and pour:
November 2018 - Comflor pour, dig out and site logistics
October 2018 - parking area ComFlor prep:
Sedum Roof at Woodlands Eco Home
The sedum roof is now on at Woodlands Eco Home in Gloucestershire and looks fantastic -great work from all the team and Poole Single Ply Roofing Systems!
Woodlands Project Update
It's all go on site at our current newbuild in France Lynch, Gloucestershire at the moment!
Firstly, a visit from Darren Evans Assessments delivered an impressive air test result of 0.64ACH yesterday. This highly insulated, single-storey timber frame home has never been intended for Passivhaus certification (which requires 0.6ACH or lower) but we are very happy with this result nonetheless!
It's all systems go too with our guys installing WARMCEL insulation and preparing the roof for sedum - more photos to come.
Work continues at our single-storey newbuild in France Lynch. The airtight membrane is nearing completion and the triple glazed windows are now in (more photos to follow). The single ply roof is in place (thanks Poole SIngle Ply) with sedum yet to come.
Scroll for photos and original drawings for what will be a super insulated, low impact home in a wonderful spot in Gloucestershire.
Timber Frame at Nailsea Passive House
The Timber Frame is in place and we continue to make good progress at the Passive House in Nailsea, Somerset.
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