Low Energy Homes Trafford

New Build Homes Designed to Passivhaus Principles

5no. low energy homes proposed on an old industrial site in south Manchester. The homes will be constructed to Passivhaus principles, with thick insulation, excellent airtightness and MVHR, to minimise their heating demand. This not only creates comfortable, energy-efficient spaces, but reduces fuel bills combatting fuel poverty.

The homes are also proposed to be constructed using low carbon materials, to include timber frame and newspaper insulation.

The proposals include a shared rear garden, with shared storage facilities. This is intended to increase neighbourliness and eliminate the need for a shady back passageway.