Planning approved for exciting eco house, Porthtowan, Cornwall

The proposed dwelling will be constructed following passivhaus methods utilising high levels of natural insulation, high performance windows, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, photovoltaic panels, wood burner and an electric vehicle charging point. The dwelling will comprise white rendered walls, timber cladding, timber windows and a zinc standing seam roof. The materials and form derive directly from a response to its exposed environment and eliminates unnecessary details at junctions and roof penetrations. The roof structure uses timber glulam beams which have been designed to provide generous eave overhangs to prevent overheating from solar gain and provide weather shelter. The project been granted planning approval and construction work will start later in the year.


New Dwelling Cornwall.jpg