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Architects take stock of Expo as show enters final furlong

August 24 2010

Architects take stock of Expo as show enters final furlong
As Scotland’s Housing Fair enters its final week of its public stint in the limelight Oliver Chapman Architects have heralded the debut of their prototype rural homes as a “great success.”

The single storey homes have been designed as a model for the affordable housing sector, demonstrating energy efficiency standards that outperform existing regulations by 33%.

Timber framed and clad in waste woodfibre boards the homes benefit from improved heat retention through the walls and roof.

In addition a service void reduces the need for unnecessary penetration of services such as electricity cabling and extract fans, greatly improving air tightness.

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#1 Posted by John on 30 Aug 2010 at 12:28 PM
Technically it might be a "great success" but maybe they should have spent a bit more time on the internal layout. Doesn't really work as a home and the comment book yesterday will back this up. I heard some pretty aweful comments from Joe Public that I don't think would go down well in print.

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