Contemprary house

Here we spotlight on a recent project completed in Sandbach, Cheshire. This was an interesting one as our client was from a building background themselves, so we were able to take a far more collaborative approach to this self-build.

Our client was looking for a low-energy build solution that was both simple and flexible, so we were able to construct the complete structural shell, while supplying and assisting them with the installation of an Izodom Insulated Foundation Slab.

Upon starting the project, we worked with the client and the team at Axis Design architects to help ready the site for construction once planning permission was granted by taking it through building control with the Architect and client.

The first stage of the project was to supply the Izodom Insulated Foundation Slab to the client and we then oversaw the whole process alongside our client’s on-site team. We then supplied and installed the ICF walls and proceeded to install block and beam flooring to the midfloor and flat roof sections and build the Izodom Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF) walls above mid floor level too.

The home itself was built using the key Passivhaus principles, but the owner has decided not to have it Passivhaus certified and while not being accredited, the home will still see all of the benefits of being built to those key principles.

The client will enjoy low-to-zero running costs for the self-build, with homes being built to Passivhaus standards enjoying bills as low as 25% of those which you would expect even in a standard new-build structure.

A stunning modern home which enjoys a striking and contemporary aesthetic, while reaping the benefits of Passivhaus building standards.

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