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Healthy house in Richmond

Elinor and Born, our fantastic clients came to see us even before they had purchased their plot of land. Their ambition was clear: they wanted to build a healthy home for their family of five which had a limited impact on the environment and was cheaper to run. They had a very fixed budget and a tight timetable.

Once the plot was purchased, Enhabit took Elinor and Born through the planning process as the designs that came with the plot needed to be altered to meet their healthy home requirements and to meet their budget, providing the architectural designs required.

We were then appointed project managers to set about ensuring the project was delivered on time, to the performance requirements and on budget.  The most significant issue on the project was the limited time period for convenient access across neighbouring land.

This meant that the project was perfect for Enhabit’s timber frame system, which is designed to passivhaus standards. The superstructure using the timber frame was erected in 6 weeks and reached an airtightness level of 0.5 ACH @50pa on its first attempt.

Photo by RoozPhoto
Photo by RoozPhoto

Enhabit designed the M&E systems, which included MVHR and an air source heat pump, which were also supplied by Enhabit.

The result is a beautiful, high performance building, which is kind to the environment and with low energy bills.  Importantly, the air is healthy and fresh, the building is quiet and it’s warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

It is a perfect example of Enhabit’s whole house approach, both in terms of design and delivery, which means that the house performs exactly as it should.

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