Client: Mr M Branch
Project description: two storey extension approx. 70m2 – Passivhaus certified; existing 1970s house to be retrofitted and upgraded with new insulation, windows and internal renovations.
The timber frame structure was built by carpentry students at Cambridge Regional College.
Client Verdict: "Having completed the Self-Build course at the Beattie Passive Training Academy, I was able to start work transforming my 1960s detached house into a stylish and contemporary home with all the benefits of Passivhaus living. The simplicity of the Beattie Passive Build System enabled the local College’s carpentry students to build the timber frame structure in just 4 days, and once on site, the testing and certification will all be taken care of by Beattie Passive, giving me peace of mind knowing my home will be built and finished in line with Passivhaus standards.”
Groundworks are underway ready for the timber framed structure
Wall U value: 0.11 W/m2k
Roof U value: 0.11 W/m2k
Floor U value: 0.09 W/m2k
Air Tightness: Below 0.6 3/hm2@50pa
Watch a time lapse video of the timber frame structure build
Architect plans: ©TCS Architectural Design Ltd