BUILDING FABRIC & EXTERIORS Panasonic pump efficiently heats renovation

The restoration of a Grade II listed 17th Century barn in Broxted, Essex ably demonstrates the strengths of Panasonic’s Aquarea air source heat pump by supplying hot water and heating to the stunning property via under floor heating. Energy specialists, Eco Installer, completed the installation of two 16kW Panasonic Aquarea T-Cap three-phase heat pumps. Panasonic’s Aquarea is a reliable, sustainable, intelligent and extremely efficient heating and hot water solution.

The Aquarea T-CAP (Total Capacity) maintains heating capacity, even when the outdoor ambient temperature is cold – maintaining 16kW of heating down to – 15°C outdoor temperatures. Wide soffit just got woodgrained!

Freefoam Building Products are delighted to announce the addition of four beautiful woodgrain finishes to its Wide 605mm Soffit Range. The wide General Purpose Board is becoming a popular choice on many contemporary house styles, and has been added to the range as part of Freefoam’s continuing support of our customers servicing the Housebuilder. Available in a choice of Rosewood, Light Oak, Black Ash and Anthracite Grey the woodgrain finish allows for a fully coordinated roofline. The Freefoam woodgrain range is manufactured to last using Renolit Exofol MX foil that features Solar Shield Technology, a technology to provide built in UV protection, to reduce heat absorption, temperature build up and expansion. These properties allow Freefoam to offer a ten year guarantee on all woodgrain fascia and soffit. House builders are increasingly using colour to bring style and definition to developments and utilising colour elements as a cost effective way to add a contemporary feel to house and apartment developments. Freefoam made a commitment to colour right at the start of this trend embracing new ways of manufacture and ensuring that colour and woodgrain facia and soffit are available across the entire range.

01604 591110 Farmhouse of the future

A contemporary farmhouse in rural Kinross-shire, Scotland has achieved the perfect balance of aesthetics and energy efficiency with the help of the Kingspan TEK Building System. Situated between the natural beauty of Loch Leven and the Lomond Hills, Lomondmuir Farmhouse was designed by architect Scott Strachan and constructed by THCL as a “turn-key” building contract using the Kingspan TEK Building System. The Building System comprises high performance Structural

Insulated Panels (SIPs). Their OSB/3 facing and unique jointing system also provided an airtightness value of just 2.39 m3

/h/m2 @ 50pa, less than half

the level of air loss permitted for a naturally ventilated dwelling. 01544 387 384


july/august 2018

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