Sustainable house
Sustainable House, Cambridge
Cambridge

The house is a super-insulated timber frame, clad in local hand-made Burwell bricks, with lime rendered side walls. The natural slate roofs incorporate rooflights, solar thermal panels and 12 photovoltaic panels to be wired into the national grid. Rainwater will be collected and used for toilets, cleaning and garden watering. Heating will be by a wood-burning stove and an air source heat pump using under-floor heating. Along with deciduous planting, solar shading will be provided by external mesh blinds and a slatted roof overhang; windows will have internal thermal blinds to prevent heat loss. A high level of air-tightness has been detailed throughout. Ventilation will be provided with rooflights and through a whole-house heat recovery system.

The intention is to provide a “lifelong” home: the ground floor is wheelchair accessible, including an En Suite “wet” room, and stairs to the partial first floor are designed for the ambulant disabled.

The target is Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5

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Sustainable house
Sustainable House
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Sustainable house
Interior
Interior
Sustainable House, Cambridge
Sustainable House
Sustainable House
Image ID 00147
Sustainable House, Cambridge
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Sustainable House, Cambridge
Sustainable House Cambridge - View of Front
Roofing begins
Internal view of lounge towards garden room.
Concrete Slab Cast
Rainwater Harvesting Tank
Internal Brickwork