Eco-Vicarages, Kingswinford & Webheath, Worcester

Project: Eco-Vicarages, Kingswinford & Webheath, Worcester

Fakro FTT U5 Thermo triple glazed roof windows have been used in Associated Architects’ ground breaking designs of two eco-vicarages at Kingswinford and Webheath in the Diocese of Worcester. Believed to be England’s first ever homes to achieve both Code 6 PassivHaus and Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6, the FTT U5 provides a U-value of 0.94W/m2K and was chosen as part of an overall airtightness strategy. Heat loss will be less than one tenth that of an average home, earning the title of zero carbon ‘passive house’.

John Christophers of Associated Architects commented, “These buildings are among the very first UK Passivhaus schemes. Energy demand is reduced to an absolute minimum with super insulation, triple glazing and super air-tight construction.”