‘Long Acre’, Passivhaus

‘Long Acre’ House Elevations, near Wells, Somerset, UK – 2007


Tim designed this proposal for a new home in a semi-rural village, near Wells, Somerset, in south-west England.


It was created for a client/couple to live in for their future retirement.


Passivhaus certification was to be sought in order to achieve a low-cost and warm interior for the winter months, with abundant daylight and views to the surrounding garden and countryside.


The design was based on a southern orientation (northern hemisphere), with a super-insulated building envelope including triple-glazed windows, air-tight construction and a ‘whole-house, heat-recovery, ventilation system’.