Low-energy family home -Kintyre

Wins a sustainability award for architects Tate Harmer

A family home, Kintyre in Flamstead, UK recently won East London based architects Tate Harmer the RIBA East Award and the sustainability award for 2019

Kintyre by Tate Harmer, Photo ©Kilian O’Sullivan
Kintyre by Tate Harmer, Photo ©Kilian O’Sullivan
Kintyre by Tate Harmer, Photo ©Kilian O’Sullivan
Kintyre by Tate Harmer, Photo ©Kilian O’Sullivan

Tate Harmer said “The clients brief asked for an incredibly low-energy family home on the site of their existing bungalow, which they had outgrown and was coming to the end of its useful life. The challenge was; ‘how do you design and build a PassivHaus as a contemporary version of a rural country home?.

We worked in close collaboration with world-leading sustainability experts CoCreate Consulting to design a family home that would have the smallest possible impact on its environment, whilst developing a carefully crafted, modern rural vernacular.

Kintyre by Tate Harmer, Photo ©Kilian O’Sullivan
Kintyre by Tate Harmer, Photo ©Kilian O’Sullivan
Kintyre by Tate Harmer, Photo ©Kilian O’Sullivan
Kintyre by Tate Harmer, Photo ©Kilian O’Sullivan
Kintyre by Tate Harmer, Photo ©Kilian O’Sullivan
Kintyre by Tate Harmer, Photo ©Kilian O’Sullivan
Kintyre by Tate Harmer, Photo ©Kilian O’Sullivan
Kintyre by Tate Harmer, Photo ©Kilian O’Sullivan

Drawing upon previous successfully delivered PassiveHaus projects, we adopted a fabric first approach for a naturally clad timber PassivHaus. We continued to work closely with the client and the contractor during construction to develop and improve the design and regularly attended site to closely monitor progress, ensuring a high-quality finish throughout, with regular air tests, a re-requisite of achieving a sustainable, low-energy home.”

Kintyre by Tate Harmer, Photo ©Kilian O’Sullivan
Kintyre by Tate Harmer, Photo ©Kilian O’Sullivan
Kintyre by Tate Harmer, Photo ©Kilian O’Sullivan
Kintyre by Tate Harmer, Photo ©Kilian O’Sullivan
Kintyre by Tate Harmer, Photo ©Kilian O’Sullivan
Kintyre by Tate Harmer, Photo ©Kilian O’Sullivan

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