Low Energy House

Low Energy House

Architect
Architecture for London
Location
1 Halliwick Road, London N10 1AA, UK | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Private Houses
Christian Brailey
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ManufacturersVOLA
ManufacturersFlos
Stone flooringGRASSI PIETRE s.r.l.
ManufacturersDinesen
SuppliersDesignDriven
Services engineerGreen Building Store

Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
by Dinesen
Suppliers
Services engineer

Low Energy House

Architecture for London as Architects, Structural engineer

An Edwardian terrace in Muswell Hill was extended and refurbished to create a comfortable, low energy house. The original structure of the house was revealed, its modest beauty celebrated.

photo_credit Lorenzo Zandri
Lorenzo Zandri

Energy requirements are reduced dramatically by insulating, triple-glazing and improving airtightness. New additions include a rear extension and a loft conversion.

photo_credit Lorenzo Zandri
Lorenzo Zandri

As the home of Ben Ridley, Director at Architecture for London, this project aims to be an exemplar for the sustainable refurbishment of a typical terraced home in London, with a constrained budget. Both embodied energy and energy in-use have been considered in depth.

photo_credit Lorenzo Zandri
Lorenzo Zandri

Design features include timber structure, triple glazing, a continuous airtight layer and insulation to the entire building envelope. Walls were insulated externally at the side and rear, and internally at the front with wood fibre. Insulating internally at the front has allowed the original Edwardian facade to be preserved.

photo_credit Lorenzo Zandri
Lorenzo Zandri

Masonry nib walls were retained at ground floor to avoid energy-intensive steel box frames. Natural materials including stone, timber and lime plaster were used throughout rather than cement-based products.

photo_credit Lorenzo Zandri
Lorenzo Zandri

The rear extension was built in highly insulated 172mm SIPS and all existing building elements achieved a Passivhaus standard U-value of 0.15 or better.

photo_credit Lorenzo Zandri
Lorenzo Zandri

An MVHR system provides pre-heated fresh air, creating a warm and comfortable home. The system also filters the incoming air, removing pollen, diesel particulates and NOx to create a healthy indoor environment.

Team:

Structural engineer: Architecture for London

Services engineer: Green Building Store

Main contractor: Construction Hub

Form of contract and/or procurement: JCT Minor Works

photo_credit Christian Brailey
Christian Brailey

Material Used:

Design Driven / Grassi Pietre

Dinesen

Vola

TwentyTwentyOne

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Viabizzuno

Ize

Reliance Veneers

Velfac

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