29 Aug '15, 8am

Here it is, October 15th @AECBnet visit to Passivhaus theatre conversion in Ciren. @bobirving99 @WiltsAndGlosStd

Potter & Holmes Architects – conversion of a theatre into a Youth Hostel, to Passivhaus “Enerphit” standard, the first Youth Hostel built to the Passive House Standard in the Country and the largest Passive House certified building of its size in Gloucestershire. To minimize condensation, the external walls are being insulated from the inside with a build up of wood fibre insulation products, which allow the building to “breathe” and thus reduce the possibility of the build up of water vapour. The existing roof coverings are retained, and rigid insulation boards are applied between and under the existing rafters to meet the required levels. The existing lower ground floor is being filled and the new ground floor slab will “float” on a thick layer of insulation board, which will be turned up at the edge of the perimeter of the slab. The construction is relatively simple – w...

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