Built on a former quarry in a National Scenic Area, the bespoke 205m² three bedroom home called Deepstone sits on a steep site with south facing views overlooking the Solway Firth and took ten months to complete.
Designed by Simon Winstanley Architects, the property incorporates a number of low energy features such as a high standard of insulation in the external walls, floor and roof and triple glazed windows with u-values of 0.7W/m2K.
The energy conscious design and minimised air filtration in the property meant that a high quality heat recovery ventilation system was required to offer a solution for systematic, energy-saving ventilation that constantly replaced stale air inside the building and extracted moisture to maintain healthy humidity levels inside the house, whilst recovering heat.
The Genvex system from Total Home Environment was specified by the main contractor, Stuart Barr from 3B Construction and he commented “The heating system in the house included a ground source heat pump for the underfloor heating and hot water as well as a closed combustion wood-burning stove as back-up. The Genvex appliance has provided whole house heat recovery ventilation, giving the owner considerable energy and cost savings.”
He continued, “Total Home Environment designed the ventilation system using CAD drawings, making the installation very straight-forward. We have installed the Genvex in several other projects and have always been pleased with the results.”
The Genvex Energy series is suitable for ventilating domestic properties with a demand for temperature efficiency and low energy consumption to meet new regulations. The appliance is equipped with a counter-flow heat exchanger which recovers 95% of the heat that would otherwise be lost through traditional forms of ventilation such as trickle vents and extractor fans.