Natural stone Tile Pensilva

November 30, 2019
PensilvaContemporary Range

Highly Commended for Sustainability within the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors SW Awards 2010 and shortlisted when it comes to Cornwall Sustainability Awards
We created this household in Cornwall in collaboration with architects ARCO2 and I managed the building project. Now completed (March 2010) the operating prices are suprisingly low thanks to the photovoltaic panels along with other power saving devices. See a film associated with project above and below is a bit of a technical description.
Designed for low impact through chosen products, energy conserving design and renewable energy technologies.
Passive Performance
Developed in collaboration with Arco2 Architects and designed with assistance from friends, household and WWOOF volunteers, the building makes good using all-natural heating and illumination. A ‘sunspace’ regarding South Corner of the home is a full level glazed facade with stone faced block walls to your inside, this area collects solar temperature that can easily be distributed through house by a heat data recovery air flow system. House windows towards the top can be opened to dispel extra heat. Externally insulated tangible slab and block retaining wall space supply thermal mass to balance temperature changes. Argon filled two fold glazing can be used throughout.
Minimal Influence Materials
Ninety per cent Cornish wood, much of that has been sourced from an adjoining forest, milled and air dried on site. Douglas Fir post and ray frame with west Red Cedar roof shingles and cladding panels. Western Red Cedar does not need treatment or painting which lowers air pollution and maintenance expenses. Sheep’s wool insulation provides 225mm in wall space and 300mm when you look at the roofing. The wool is reclaimed from carpet production by-product. An existing building had been demolished supplying aggregate for the driveway in addition to kitchen functions worktops cut from reclaimed billiard table record.
A MORSØ 8kW sign stove is fuelled with wood coppiced from eight miles of woodland which can make up the property. Heat is distributed through the building by the air flow system so radiators aren't needed. Roof mounted solar photovoltaic panels with Sunny Boy grid tied inverter have actually a 4.2 kW set up ability, generating around 4, 000 kWh each year that will be approximately add up to the yearly usage of this three room residence. A roof mounted, 4 square metre, flat plate solar power thermal enthusiast decreases the need on electrical energy for hot-water heating. Electricity normally conserved using energy conserving lighting effects and appliances, including an induction hob.

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