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Introducing the

Low-Cost Energy Efficient Concept Home

from Touchwood Homes

If wishes were watches...

 The Victorian nursery rhyme if wishes were watches refers to times when only the wealthy would be able to afford a wrist watch. Today, everyone carries a clock or watch in some shape or form...

Touchwood Homes have been specialising in the design and build of precision cut high-end super energy efficient bespoke homes for several decades and we are incredibly proud of the diversity in design and character of the many homes in our portfolio, some of which that have exceeded the standards set for passivhaus, and even passivhaus plus certification.

Hats off to us, even if we say so ourselves!

However, at the very heart of Touchwood Homes is our belief that energy efficiency and reducing the release of harmful emissions in to our planet's atmosphere is vital and passivhaus certification is something that that every new build home should be able to achieve, after all the impact of global warming and climate change affects us all, regardless of our budget.

Pat Wilkinson, founder of Touchwood Homes took a look at ways we might use our knowledge and experience to design a home that would be as efficient at the initial build stage as it would be to live in once constructed. He spent his time analysing every aspect of the build process, and looking at where small details might make big savings, and he has come up with a very clever set of plans!

Introducing the

Low-Cost Energy Efficient Concept Home

from Touchwood Homes

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Our brand new concept home will be pre-cut at our manufacturing site, with every component made to be "handle-able", that is, nothing made will require heavy lifting equipment to manoeuvre, and all parts will be delivered to the build site ready for construction. All parts will be individually numbered and depicted in detailed assembly drawings, along with our ‘Sketch Up’ model to make assembly instructions clear and easy to follow.

We are confident that the frame erection process should take around two weeks in total, whether it be by our experienced team or your own selected team of constructors, to create an airtight home to passivhaus levels.

The internal layout of our concept home is designed as a two bedroom family single story home, with a bedroom at each end and the busier areas - the kitchen, lounge and bathroom - arranged around the middle section. 

Everything about this concept home is designed to be simple to install, which is what makes it so incredibly cost efficient to build, as well as live in thereafter. The central kitchen and bathroom areas mean less complex water channelling and plumbing services and electric cabling.

This is the perfect solution for developers and housing authorities!

This home will enjoy all the comforts of passivhaus design: a quiet, calm internal environment with clean, fresh and warm air gently circulating through all the rooms. There is no risk of condensation as all the wall surfaces are warm. Steamy bathrooms would be a thing of the past!

In the summer when it is hot outside, the indoor temperature remains ambient as the dense insulation built in to the walls roof and floor of the home prevents fluctuations caused when external heat 'leaks' into the building.

The over-riding principle we have for this concept home is that it will be a comfortable and affordable family dwelling with virtually zero running costs, and so certifiable for Passivhaus accreditation.


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