Ultra-Efficient Contemporary Passivhaus Plans

Articles by Build It magazine
by Build It
22nd May 2017

Following a visit to the Scottish Housing Expo, the Fenwicks were set on building a modern interpretation of a Highland steading that would be thermally-efficient and cheap to run.

The L-shaped house is ideal for the triangular plot. Due to a high water table and rocky ground it was decided to raise the floor height slightly to avoid costly excavation work.

A highly insulated pre-fabricated timber frame has been clad in blockwork with white render, complemented perfectly by larch cladding and large triple glazed windows.

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Fact file: 3-bed passivhaus
  • LocationRoss-shire
  • ProjectSelf-build
  • House size239m2
  • Bedrooms3
  • ArchitectHLM Architects

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contemporary Passivhaus floor plans
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