PureHaus III Summary
The PureHaus III is a three-bedroom house with two bathrooms house, a state-of-the-art low carbon and low-energy home.
Exterior: The simple shape of this semi-detached house is a critical design feature, it is paramount in creating a super energy-efficient home, minimising the surface-to-volume ratio of the building. The mono-pitched roof is angled towards the sun so that solar panels can achieve maximum solar gain. To maintain summer comfort, avoid overheating and future-proofing against the rise in global temperatures, shading has been added in a special way which allows sunlight to warm the home in winter when the sun is lower in the sky.
Indoors: Inside the home, the ground floor has an open plan kitchen, dining and living that connects with the garden through sliding doors out onto a terrace.
When designing our homes, we paid close attention to the relationship between indoors and outdoors. On the ground floor, an open-plan layout was chosen. This meant that the views from the kitchen, dining and living areas could be enjoyed, and the living areas are flooded with natural light and warmth from the sun on the south/west elevation.
The north/east side of the house is usually shaded so we designed small windows, engineered to prevent heat loss. The windows still provide ample light to the utility and washroom facilities, areas of the house we spend the least time in.
The kitchen features a highly energy-efficient induction hob with a recirculating filter and oven. The kitchen units and worktops have all been chosen based on quality and sustainability credentials.
Further customisation can include an integrated
fridge-freezer, dishwasher and a highly energy-efficient hot water boiling tap, fitted room furniture pack, lighting pack and battery storage
Using the National Space Standards the general layout has been developed to meet Accessible and Adaptable Dwellings standards, making the homes generous and well thought through.
The first floor has a generous-sized double bedrooms, a shower room ensuite and a laundry room.
The second floor has a further two additional bedrooms and a bathroom.