Warmcel insulation is pumped in to the wall cavities of Toucwood Homes at intense pressure to a density of 60kg/m3, creating many tons of thermal mass within the build structure. This creates a very stable internal temperature within the home, unlike traditionally built homes wherein the temperature can fluctuate quite dramatically thoughout the day. The MVHR system built into our homes also gently changes the internal air for filtered, pre-warmed fresh air which results in noticeably cleaner air to breath throughout the home as traffic fumes and other pollutants are removed,and so offer a much improved feeling of comfort and wellbeing, especially for those compromised by health issues such as asthma and allergies.
Clients also comment on the quietness and serene nature of a Touchwood Homes passivhaus. The Warmcel insulation we use is equally effective insulating against noise pollution as it is in maintaining room temperature, and so when combined with triple glazed windows and air-tight construction method,an acoustic blanket is formed around the entire home. This effect is most noticeable on windy days when you can see the trees blowing around through the windows, but no sound is transmitted through the structure.
MVHR also has a further advantage in that washing can be dried quickly on internal clothes horses because the MVHR extracts the moisture from the clothes quickly and prevents any condensation build up, so saving the need to use tumble driers in the winter.