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Sustainable house, solar panels, efficient heating

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Construction: Timber frame walls; floor is 100mm slab with 50mm screed and 50mm polystyrene (with embedded water pipes for heating via solar hot water / wet back system); timber truss roof with corrugated steel cladding.

Windows: PVC framed double glazed.

Thermal mass: Concrete floor and stones surrounding wood burner.

Insulation: During building used the thickest batts possible along with 50mm of polystyrene.

Materials: Untreated timber used in the house.

Passive design: North facing windows and blinds.

Water heating: 6 flat solar panles.

Energy saving features: Heating system using solar combined with wetback to heat underfloor of house as well as hot water for showering etc.

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