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  • Writer's pictureTim Carter

Now the journey begins

After a 3-year journey for our clients, triumphing at two planning committees and overcoming uncountable hurdles, we are delighted that Anchorage Passive House is starting on site this week. This fantastic contemporary, low energy home will be created on a beautiful south facing riverside site in the heart of the Wyre Piddle Conversation Area, Worcestershire.

The challenging sloping riverside site sits within a conservation area, adjacent to a listed building and has a public right of way along one side. The design cleverly responds to these demanding constraints, creating a house of two-halves – one facing the traditional village setting and the other creating a strong visual composition facing towards the river and the views beyond.

With Passive House Certification pending, the future-proofed three-bedroomed home will use a Nudura insulated concrete formwork retaining wall to overcome the challenges of the steep, constrained site, with the Beattie Passive Certified timber frame above ground.

Ideal combi windows and Lacuna bi-fold doors will combine with the super-insulated, airtight structure to realise an annual energy consumption of 13.6kWh/m2, supplemented by the integrated solar array, with the MVHR system providing a comfortable, and healthy internal environment.

We are excited that this home will be constructed by Rob Shaw and his dynamic team at RDS Build Ltd for their first Passivhaus project and we look forward to bringing you updates over the coming months as this self-build design exemplar comes to life.


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