New village house Hertfordshire

Hopground Cottage is a new four bedroom dwelling constructed to environment conscious standards in excess of those required by the Building Regulations, including:

  • 250mm thick timber frame ‘breathing construction’ with recycled cellulose insulation in between.
  • An airtight membrane external to the frame.
  • Whole house mechanical ventilation with heat recovery.
  • Solar water heating.
  • Rain water harvesting for reuse within the house.

The sloping site was formerly occupied by a single storey, dilapidated, asbestos-containing prefabricated bungalow relocated to this site in 1942.

The timber frame and insulation contractor

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