This three-storey detached new-build NZEB family home was part of a larger site which was subdivided into three lots with a previous planning permission which dictated restrictions on size, height and position.
The house is accessed directly off Rochestown Road to the south, where the site slopes down to the Douglas River estuary to the north.
A split-level arrangement is used to incorporate the site’s natural contours into the design. The central open-tread staircase is the core of the plan where a double-height entrance hall void brings in natural light from the south.
From the entrance hall steps lead down into the open-plan living spaces which offer views overlooking the estuary. A kitchen roof light to the east and corner window to the south-west bring direct sunlight into these spaces.
The second floor contains a master bedroom that projects out from the roof to best capture the panoramic view.
Welcome to the completed Passive house Enerphit Retrophit.
Garden side elevation
We are half way to site progress on a passive house retrofit.
The main challenges are to minimize the thermal bridges of the existing structure.
and achieve an air tightness under 1 ac/h.
The A rated extension and alteration of the semi-detached 3 bed house
is now completed
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That is it
The client moved back in, just about unpacking…
We Could not resist to put up some pictures of the back elevation
with a morning sun light