PassivHaus Self Build House, Chorley

PassivHaus Self Build House, Chorley

We were commissioned to design this project around two years ago back in Summer 2011. The brief was to create a replacement dwelling mimicing the original detached house which was built by the client’s relatives back in 1947 but with a few extras. It would be constructed to comply with the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6… THE HIGHEST LEVEL….The client also requested that it was to be brick and block built which added a further challenge and lastly they wanted it approx 100 percent larger than the existing house which would be near impossible given its location within Greenbelt land.

Two years on however and through careful negotiations with the Local Authority, the property is build complete and has met all of the required achievements. The house sits well within its self contained 2 acre small holding and provides highly efficient running costs. Items unique to this project included a 120 metre deep 300mm diameter natural water borehole to obtain natural drinking water and provide pre heated water for the Ground sourced Heatpump boiler systems, Walls were 500mm thick with 300mm of cavity insulation on a footprint orientated for maximum sunlight, Solar PV systems, Air Heat recovery systems and an airtight build all small learning curves in their own right. Now practically complete and is believed to be the first traditional masonry built CfSH level 6 Passivhaus in the North West and one of only a handful in the country. A great achievement and two very satisfied clients, its been a pleasure.

Created:
01/06/2013
For:
Private Client
Tech:
Code For Sustainable Homes Level 6 Passivhaus
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