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Architectural Eco House

Sprawling floor plate and south facing floor to ceiling glass; not ideal eco house design atributes, however we are determined to make this house architectural and eco.

Located in Central Otago, the site has been cleared, foundations and underfoor services are in place ready for structural base floor slab to be poured. A hydronic heating system is proposed utilising double slab construction.

Energy efficient Underfloor systems can run at much lower temperatures than radiator systems which increases the efficiency of the boilers and heat pumps used to supply the heat.

A layer of insluation has been laid under the structural slab to increase the floor heating performance. A second high performance insulation layer will then be laid on top of the structural slab and an 80mm thick concrete top screed containig the hydronic water pipes will complete the floor system. We think R3+ achieved!

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