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The Black House

December 2018 - April 2019

"This house reflects what we perceive as the key attributes of modern living - intelligently laid out open spaces filled with light and exterior views, bold materials/finishes and quality craftsmanship. Contemporary heating systems combine with solar and battery technology inside a thermally efficient structure resulting in a beautiful, practical and environmentally responsible home".

Mike and Caroline

4 Bedrooms      3 Bathrooms      Open plan Kitchen, Dining, Living Room

Floor area:  248m2 including a 33m2 garage

Build time:  14 weeks

Construction type:  Scotframe Val-U-Therm pre injected cassette walls and roof with a posi-joist cassette floor

Energy rating:  A rated 100% as built EPC (Energy Performance Certificate)

Air tightness:  0.8 ACH (air changes per hour)

Heat source:  Daikin air source heat pump with combined internal unit 

Mechanical heat recovery and ventilation system:  Zehnder 350 insulated pipe unit

Renewables:  5.4KW of solar PV connected to a Tesla Powerwall to store energy

Underfloor heating:  Throughout the ground floor combined with individual programmable room zoning and separate towel rail and radiator circuits.

Windows & doors:  High efficiency aluclad NorDan windows and doors which provide a maintenance free lifespan.

Design features:

This eco house was designed to allow the internal spaces to flow outside to the patio and garden maximising south facing glazing. It includes designer kitchen and bathrooms, polished concrete floors, a polished concrete kitchen island, and grey micro cement walls in the hallway leading up the staircase. A wood burning stove provides a focal point in the spacious open plan area along with underfloor heating which works in tandem with an air source heat pump which also provides the hot water.