Paul and Jacqueline Davenport’s passion for sustainability and energy efficiency was a driving force behind their new home. Having appointed a local architect, they wanted a one-stop-shop solution for the house – a company that could undertake the entire project, combining exceptional quality, innovative technology, sustainability and speed.
The couple decided to go with WeberHaus, employing the firm on a turnkey basis to manufacture and build a stylish three-and-a-half storey, split-level property.
Exceptional thermal efficiency and soundproofing were a priority, so WeberHaus’s factory-fitted wall system, featuring mineral wool insulation and condensed wood fibreboard, was ideal. This is teamed with triple glazing and screed installed on the upper floors – all included as standard.
“The build process was quick and straightforward, which was useful because of the difficult access to the site,” says Jacqueline.
The Davenports also decided to include a host of sustainable tech. A ground source heat pump supplies the underfloor heating, providing an even internal temperature. This is supplemented by a mechanical ventilation and heat recovery (MVHR) system that recovers warmth from expelled air and filters a fresh supply throughout the house. The flat roof houses solar electric panels, while a rainwater harvesting setup recycles water for the toilets.
The open-plan kitchen-diner-living zone boasts 11m of glazing and sliding doors, which extend onto the patio for effortless indoor-outdoor living. The storeys are linked by a modern, hand-finished oak staircase with steel and glass balustrade.
Various elements of the house are controlled by smart technology, such as the lighting, internal electric blinds and sound system. Downstairs, the basement hosts a range of luxury additions, including a media room with acoustic ceiling and LED mood lighting, wine cellar and gym.
The manufacturing precision has produced a good airtightness rating of 0.71m3/(h.m2), meaning Paul and Jacqueline benefit from a draught-free dwelling. “We are thrilled with our highly sustainable family home, which is light, airy and healthy,” says Jacqueline. “Plus, we love that it will have a low impact on the environment going forward.”