Rhoscefnhir, Anglesey, 2018

The clients vision was to create a modest, sustainable two bedroom home, which took full advantage of the views over Snowdonia. They were passionate about using passive design principles in order to minimise the energy requirements and were keen to adopt a fabric first approach. This meant providing high levels of insulation and air tightness to reduce heat loss. A minimal, natural material palette has been adopted to ensure the building sits comfortably in the beautiful landscape. 

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Nyth Pren is one of our exemplar sustainable houses. As a new build house in a wide open space, we have been able to optimise orientation relative to the sun. It uses straw bale insulation to achieve passivhaus levels of insulation. Both air source heat pump and photovoltaic panels are utilised as renewable energy sources. The cladding is locally sourced cedar, which will reduce the carbon footprint of this project.

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