Draughty barn transformed into one of Scotland’s greenest homes
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August 28 2018
Thomas Robinson Architects have transformed a draughty barn into one of the greenest homes in the country after securing Scotland’s first EnerPHit certification.
Specially conceived for retrofitted or renovated properties the Passivhaus certification for Auchineden takes account of the different challenges to energy efficiency found within older style buildings.
Architect Tom Robinson wrote: “Achieving compliance for this building was not straight forward and many of the obvious measures that could have been done such as making the south facing openings larger were not available to us. However, we’ve done it and we and the client is exceptionally pleased with the result.”
Certification demands an exacting degree of fastidiousness during the construction process, from documenting airtightness tests to retaining delivery notes for doors and windows while maintaining a detailed photographic record of the construction.
There are currently an estimated 1,000 Passivhaus buildings in the UK, of which 56 are EnerPHit projects.
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