Millbank House, Udny
With a one acre plot of breath taking countryside in Aberdeenshire, Leanne and James Duncan had a very simple brief when they approached Cairnrowan Custom Homes – a stylish, bespoke, energy efficient house. After reviewing the initial architect designs, Cairnrowan suggested they go to a more innovative, modern and rural sympathetic architect, Annie Kenyon Architects.
A contemporary timber frame house grew to life in only 13 weeks, giving the Duncans a;
- 309m² home including a 54m² garage
- A Val-U-Therm PLUS pre-injected wall panels and roof cassette with a posi-joist panel system floor supplied by Scotframe Timber Engineering Ltd
- Achieving A 99% ‘as built’ EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating of A(99)
- Achieving A 99% ‘as built’ Environmental Impact (CO2) rating of A(99)
- Air tightness of 0.59 ACH (air changes per hour)
- Heat source from a Daikin air source heat pump with combined internal unit
- Mechanical heat recovery and ventilation system, Zender Q 350 unit
- Solar PV, 4.8KW of panels fitted to the garage
- Underfloor heating throughout the ground floor combined with a radiator system to the first floor and separate towel rail
- High efficiency aluclad NorDan windows and doors which greatly reduces maintenance costs and improves lifespan
- Siberian Larch rain screen cladding home with a seamless thin silicone based pale grey render
This project was completed within time (allowing the customers to move in two weeks before their wedding) and budget and exceeded the customers’ expectations in terms energy efficiency and airtightness.
By using a Scotframe engineered system Cairnrowan were able to erect the timber frame to a wind and water tight stage within 5 days.
This is advantageous when working in areas such as Scotland when weather conditions are a huge contributing factor to lost program time in a build project.