Work in progress on a new build project in Scotland
We are excited to share those visualisations of our new build project in a beautiful location near sand dunes in Findhorn, Scotland.
The proposed building is designed to be constructed from natural materials for the vast majority of elements and is innovative in avoiding concrete, steel and plastic insulation from ground floor construction. We aim to avoid concrete and steel from foundations and we are working actively with our structural engineer to achieve this. Above ground the building will be timber framed with cellulose and wood fibre insulation and wood cladding.
We are carrying out embodied energy/carbon calculations to better evaluate the lifetime carbon emissions associated with the project and make the best decisions to reduce overall impacts on the climate crisis.
The project has been designed using the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) software and we are targeting an airtightness of 0.6 ach@50Pa
and a space heat demand of 15 kWh/m2/yr.