Business Description

We are a nearly the year old Passivhaus building and retrofitting company, committed to using the latest sustainable methodologies & technologies to dramatically reduce energy consumption in your home. We completed the first certified Passivhaus in North Wales in 2015 and are approved installers for Warmcel.

Business sector
Orchard House

Completion: 2020

Approved under Paragraph 78 for new build in green belt – outstanding design

ARCHITECTS: Studio Bark

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS: Structure Workshop

BUILDING MATERIALS

English Larch cladding
English sweet chestnut shutters
Sedum green roof
Solar PV
Air source heat pump
Trombe wall to retain heat
Passive slab raft foundation incorporating UFH
I-Joist walls with Warmcel recycled cellulose & wood fibre insulation
Partel and Proclima air tightness tapes and membranes
Glulam beams and portal frame
Passivhaus windows and door from The Green Building Store
Curtain wall
Ventilation via push pull extract fans with heat recovery


Long Meadow Barn
Completion: 2021
Architects: Shaw and Jagger Architects Ltd
Foundation – Isoquick passive slab with power floated reinforced concrete
Walls – Timber frame construction with 300mm I-Joists and glulam sole plate and wall beam, with locally sourced Stone and British Western Red Cedar cladding
Roof – 400mm I-joists with exposed glulam ridge beams with Natural slate finish and Lindab gutters and downspouts
Insulation – Warmcel recycled cellulose & wood fibre insulation to walls and roof with Peninsula frames glass blocks and Compacfoam for thermal breaks
Air tightness: Partel and Proclima air tightness tapes and membranes
Intermediate floor – 300mm I-joists
Windows & doors – Triple Glazed Passivhaus from Green Building Store
Rooflights  – Fakro
M&E:
MVHR – Paul Novus from Green Building Store
Solar PV – 4.48kW in-roof Solar PV array with immersion switch and 7.0kW battery
Charging station for electric vehicle
Heating source – Air Source Heat Pump
Packaged Sewage Treatment Plant

Swn y Nant
Architects: Simmonds Mills
Foundation – custom  passive slab with power floated reinforced concrete
Walls – Concrete block construction with Passive Purple spray on airtightness to inside, 250mm WBS EPS External wall insulation with Silicone Render
Roof – 400mm I-joists with exposed glulam ridge beams with reconstituted slate finish and Lindab gutters and downspouts
Insulation – Warmcel recycled cellulose to roof with Compacfoam for thermal breaks
Air tightness:  Proclima air tightness tapes and membranes and Smartply Pro Passive 
Intermediate floor – 300mm I-joists
Windows & doors – Triple Glazed Passivhaus from Green Building Store
Rooflights  – Fakro
Soakaway for rainwater
Custom oak pergolas & beams
M&E:
MVHR – Paul Novus from Green Building Store
Solar – 4.48kW in-roof Solar PV array with immersion switch
Heating –  Worcester Bosch  gas boiler
EPC Rating: A
Air tightness: Average Air Changes per Hour 0.5/h @ 50Pa
Tim Hulse
Director
Contact details
tim.hulse@ecovertsolutions.co.uk