Client: Director Russell Bridge
Fox Hill Passivhaus is a new build, very low energy dwelling in Stalybridge, aiming for full Passivhaus certification. The project is for practice director Russell Bridge and his family.
The new dwelling is set in the side garden of an existing 1970’s bungalow on an estate cul-de-sac in Stalybridge. The proposed two storey dwelling is part buried in the sloping site, and uses an upside down living arrangement to maximise the potential of the sloping site with limited long-range views.
The project is aiming for full Passivhaus certification. The building has been orientated with the majority of the large openings facing South, the building will be super-insulated and certified airtight below 0.6 air changes per hour. Triple glazed windows are to be used throughout, and the house is designed without a conventional heating system – all heat is provided (and mostly recovered) by a highly efficient MVHR system.
The project is due to start on site summer 2017 and is anticipated to complete summer 2019.