Where To Go With Passive House Timber Frame?
Posted 18 January 2015 - 08:45 AM
Posted 18 January 2015 - 09:22 AM
I would like to be really ecologically sound, I think that if I go for ensuring that the basic house will never necessitate the people living there using energy gobbling heating in the way our present home does, then it's ok to do the occasional just for pleasure but environmentally sensitive measure.
Re the wood burners, I'm wondering whether if we fit a thermal store (is that a modern back boiler) then would that divert some of the heat from space heating?
Thanks everyone, I really appreciate your comments
The discussion of WBS and PH seems to centre on heating, but for us its the quantity of the hot water that's the issue. Our stove is used for both DHW and UFH. We have the Broseley evo rated at 16kw, it's a big stove but it's only throws 2-5 kw into the room the remainder is towards the back boiler and heating the thermal store.
Good quality kiln dried or air dried wood needs to be used. We have a large immersion as back up, but it's 17p per Kw so it is rarely used
Edited by archmoco, 18 January 2015 - 09:23 AM.
Posted 19 January 2015 - 04:09 PM
Earlier we were talking about my house <tonyshouse.info> and how much it would have cost to build if I had not done so much myself. There is a lot of info on my site and some about cost. 240m^2 including externals with a bit of road 50 long and floors for £200k plus 163 days site of my time, how much would you pay a builder? Almost no matter how much I get paid it still works out cheaper than most, Attention to detail was important and I dont think that it is easy enough to find possibly because of time being money and price work cuts directly against carefulness and to some extent quality.
Then we could talk mass, thermal mass, decrement delay, and that stuff, my basement office is 20C today with no heating I am happy to sit and chat with a pullover on. I expect it to fall in temperature a bit until the end of March last year it went down to 19C hoping for 19.5C this year. I like to think of my house being temperature stable over weeks rather than days but with a maximum of 4.5C between hottest summer day and coldest winter day we are happy, but aiming for better, min lounge 20.1 max 23.8 over 5 years.
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Edited by tonyshouse, 19 January 2015 - 10:40 PM.