Aberfeldy, October 2009
This is a self build timber frame house of 76 sq,m. built in 2001. In terms of heating it benefits from its double storey[for the purposes of part B (fire) of the Approved Documents to the Building Regulations] this includes - (a) any gallery[for the purposes of part B of the Approved Documents] - A raised area or platform around the sides or at the back of a room which provides extra space. if its area is more than half that of the space into which it projects; and (b) a roof, unless it is accessible only for maintenance and repair. living area facing south and the limited amount of glazing to the north. There is 200mm cellulose insulation in the roof, 150mm in the floor and 145mm in the walls. The external cladding is Sitka spruce and the roof is finished in natural slate.
The main form of heat is a centrally placed wood burning stove and there is also an LPG combi boiler for hot water and central heating. Water is from a spring on the hill nearby and sewage is to a septic tank
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