The house is located on a spectacular site overlooking the Solway Firth. The site is a steeply sloping, former quarry in a National Scenic Area. Designed by Simon Winstanely Architects.The house has been future proofed with the following low energy features;
1. The external walls, floor and roof are insulated to a high standard and air infiltration is minimized.
2. Triple glazed windows with warm edge spacer bars, thermally broken frames and inert gas filled to achieve a whole window u-value of 0.7W/m2K.
3. Heat pump using a borehole as the ground source for the underfloor heating and hot water system with a closed combustion wood-burning stove as back up.
4. Micro generation of renewable electricity using roof mounted Photovoltaic Panels.
5. Whole house heat recovery ventilation system.
Deepstone, Contemporary Low Energy Home by Simon Winstanely Architects (more…)