Loch Leven Passivhaus Home

With views across rolling farmland and looking towards Loch Leven and the Lomond Hills, this new build home is designed to revolve around the bustle of large family get-togethers as well as to create a cosy, light and spacious home for the Clients, a retired couple.

We worked together to create a large open plan living space with a generous dining table at its heart that looks out to the south facing garden and hill views. It enjoys the sunlight as it moves through each day and all the seasons. It is a ‘lifetime home’ with the potential for the 1st floor to be used only for guests and the Clients to live entirely on the ground floor if necessary in years to come.

With the Clients keen to create a home that combines modern and traditional Scottish design we have to created an elegant proposal using stone and timber cladding with pared back detailing reflecting traditional Scottish cottages. To enhance that, the house uses traditional materials in a contemporary way. These natural materials and the design detailing give both high performance and low maintenance and combine to create a low impact ‘eco’ home as well as a ‘low energy passivhaus’ build.

Much of the house is likely to be constructed ‘off-site’ and craned  into place in a matter of days with the home completed all the way up to airtightness layer stage extremely quickly as a result.

  • Client:

    Private Client
  • Energy Use:

    Passivhaus 'Low Energy': 26 kWh/m2.annum space heating. 14W/m2 heat load. 0.6ACH airtightness
  • Status:

    Building Warrant
  • Location:

    Perth and Kinross
  • Categories:

    PassivHaus, New Build, Consultancy

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