Touchwood Homes

Wendover passivhaus project!

The  timber frame for this home was put up very quickly to meet the tight deadlines we had been set, and the follow on-trades and window installers needed to take over the site as quickly as possible, however the precision pre-cut system that we use to manufacture our homes ensured that speed of construction was not an issue that would affect the quality of build.

This home features a complex roof shape with a crown roof, hips and dormers, which was challenging to design and build, but we were able to achieve this with minimal use of steel, instead using glulam beams for the crown roof to minimise cold bridging.Sketch-up image of planned designThe initial design of the home was created by Eco Design Consultants, and Touchwood Homes were contracted to work the concept into an air-tight timber frame structure that would meet passivhaus criteria.

A dilapidated bungalow had stood on the site previously, and nearby houses were a mixture of bungalows and two storey dwellings. This setting resulted in the planning authorities requiring that the new build design incorporate a low ridge height, which Eco Design Consultants achieved by utilising the crown roof feature.

Here are a couple of images of the finished frame work which is now ready for follow on trades with the window installation currently in progress.

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