Status

  • Under Assessment

Type

  • Design
  • Manufacture
  • Construction

Technology

  • Blossom Homes Ecohouse Zero Carbon bedroom Homes

Blossom Homes Ecohouse Zero Carbon bedroom Homes

The system comprises closed cell timber frame cassettes forming the wall and roof. Lintels for the window/door openings and supports for the roof cassette are timber Glulam beams. Stability of the superstructure is provided by horizontal and vertical diaphragms

Durability Assessment: minimum 60 years

Limits on scope

  • Maximum 3 storeys for residential use subject to structural justification;
  • Bottom members in contact with foundations/sub-structure must be fully isolated from contact with moisture from the ground or external sources;
  • Adequate sub-floor ventilation must be maintained to the void below the ground floor, minimum 1500mm2/linear meter or 500mm2/m2 of floor area;
  • The ground below the ground floor cassette must be sealed to prevent moisture entering the floor void, e.g. 50mm fine aggregate; polythene DPM; 50mm sand blinding; compacted stone backfill.
  • Minimum 25mm ventilated and drained cavity behind external wall claddings;
  • Blossom Homes Limited must be contracted for the design, manufacture, supply and erection of the structure;
  • A chartered structural engineer suitably experienced in the design of this type of structure must be sub- contracted for the structural analysis and design.
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