Long time lurker....first time poster!
Been reading the forum for ages (something to do with planning and legal 'issues' taking two years to resolve!) but we are finally close to getting underway with our build and with all the bits of paper completed I dont think I can jinx anything (last words)!
Plan is to build a highly efficient (passive or close to it) house on the coast out in East Lothian.
So, things I have gleaned over the past while and are trying to follow......
- Highly efficient/insulated......good....check
- Renewables......good....check (pv, probably sunamp but having decision crisis and dropping ASHP for simple combi (we have gas supply)
- Timber Frame (poss MBC or Eden etc)....good....check
- Talk of Thermal Mass.....bad....very bad ;-)
Thanks all, its a great forum and has been a big help.