‘The Arc’ low energy newbuild, West Yorkshire Green Building Store

‘The Arc’ low energy newbuild, West Yorkshire

Green Building Store PERFORMANCE triple glazed timber windows and doors at The Arc low energy newbuild project
The PERFORMANCE range came in as competitively-priced and was also able to supply the full height sliding doors we needed for the project.

Philip Wright – Architect & Client

We love living in the house – it always feels bright and cheerful. The PERFORMANCE triple glazed  timber windows and doors are easy to operate and the seals perform well for airtightness.

Philip Wright – Architect & Client

The MVHR is working quietly and unnoticed in the background. The house always feels lovely and fresh.

Philip Wright – Architect & Client

Architect Philip Wright has designed a pair of energy-efficient semi-detached homes on the site of a former coach house in Burley-in-Wharfdale. The houses were designed as a selfbuild project, for his family and neighbouring friends, in an arc shape to optimize the south aspect and privacy of the two houses.

Green Building Store supplied the PERFORMANCE triple glazed timber windows, entrance doors and tilt and slide doors and designed the MVHR heat recovery ventilation system at the project.

Design

The ridge height of the project was limited by planning requirements that it should not exceed the height of the house it was replacing, and is designed as a stepped two storey house, being partly single storey and partly two storey, to limit the massing at upper level. The houses are built in timber frame and roadside elevation has a stone face, while the inner face has a more lightweight construction, featuring timber and glass.  A sedum roof was specified for the single storey roof and a zinc cladding on the upper roof contributes to the contemporary design.

Energy efficiency

The form of the house made it awkward for the project to achieve the Passivhaus standard and Philip had to try to find a balance between practicality and cost. The project delivered an airtightness below one air change per hour and is reported to be performing well thermally.

Triple glazed windows & doors

Green Building Store’s triple glazed timber PERFORMANCE inward opening windows, entrance doors and tilt & slide doors were chosen for the project. The windows were finished in RAL 7035 and front doors in RAL 1004 (yellow) and RAL 7023 (grey).

Philip Wright commented:

“We really wanted timber windows and doors for the project and were already aware of Green Building Store as a company. The PERFORMANCE range came in as competitively-priced and was also able to supply the full height sliding doors (2.3 metres X 1.25 metres) we needed for the project.

We love living in the house – it always feels bright and cheerful. The PERFORMANCE triple glazed  timber windows and doors are easy to operate and the seals perform well for airtightness.” 

MVHR mechanical ventilation with heat recovery

Green Building Store also designed, supplied and commissioned the MVHR system at the project.

Philip Wright commented: “The MVHR is working quietly and unnoticed in the background. The house always feels lovely and fresh.”

Completed: 2015

Case study: 2019

 

More information

Architect: Philip Wright Architecture & Design www.philipwrightarchitecture.com

 

 

9th July 2019

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