Wimbish II Affordable Passivhaus scheme Green Building Store

Wimbish II

Wimbish II Affordable Passivhaus scheme
We have a lot of previous experience of working with Green Building Store for MVHR design and supply and like working with them.

Dan Higginbotham – Associate at Parsons + Whittley Architects

We have always been very satisfied with the technical support Green Building Store provides.

Dan Higginbotham – Associate at Parsons + Whittley Architects

In this project, Green Building Store had also worked with the contractor before, which made the whole process smooth and straightforward.

Dan Higginbotham – Associate at Parsons + Whittley Architects

Passivhaus project in Wimbish for Hastoe Housing

Parsons & Whittley Architects have designed 11 Affordable Houses in Wimbish, Essex for Hastoe Housing Association.  The homes were built by DCH Construction, with Alan Clarke as Mechanical Designer on the project.  All of the dwellings were constructed to Passivhaus certified and Code level 4 standards. The houses were built using masonry construction, with brick walls, boarded feature panelling, and tiled roofs. The 11 units were made up of terraced and semi-detached housing and included 1/2/3/4 bed units.

Green Building Store designed, supplied and commissioned a mixture of PAUL Focus and Novus MVHR systems, with rigid steel ducting, for the project.

MVHR Design

The houses were all designed with cold roofs. To help with space saving, and to keep costs down, the first floor MVHR ducting was boxed in, for example using bulkheads over doors, rather than having lowered ceilings.

Dan Higginbotham, Associate at Parsons + Whittley Architects commented:

“We have a lot of previous experience of working with Green Building Store for MVHR design and supply and like working with them. We have always been very satisfied with the technical support Green Building Store provides. In this project, Green Building Store had also worked with the contractor before, which made the whole process smooth and straightforward”.

The homes were handed over in July 2016 and Parsons + Whittley is not aware of any issues arising from the MVHR systems.

Completed: 2016 

Case study: 2017

More information

Architect/ Passivhaus Consultant: Parsons + Whittley Architects www.parsonswhittley.co.uk

Contractor: DCH Construction www.dchconstruction.co.uk

Mechanical Designer: Alan Clarke Tel: 01594 563356

Certifier: Mead Energy & Architectural Design Ltd www.meadconsulting.co.uk

Housing Provider: Hastoe Group www.hastoe.com

18th April 2017

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