Downs Copse

A premium development focusing on energy efficiency and little-to-no future maintenance.

Location

Hampshire

Build System

Kingspan ULTIMA

Contemporary house design with zinc cladding

The Project

When Cormorant first approached Kingspan Timber Solutions it quickly became clear that their energy-efficient design required a high-performance, high-specification building system. Kingspan ULTIMA timber-frame panels were the answer. They provide superior insulation, structural strength and exceptional airtightness compared to traditional construction methods.

Contemporary house design with zinc cladding

The Design

Energy efficiency was at the forefront of the design. The larger 4-bedroom houses achieved EPC A ratings for their energy efficiency, including the use of solar photovoltaic panels. The smaller 3-bedroom homes are identical in construction and still have exceptional performance, achieving high EPC B ratings. There is also the option for home owners to improve them to an A rating with the addition of solar PV at a later date. As this flexible option demonstrates, there was an emphasis on renewability throughout this project, not only within the building fabric but also in the external appearance of the homes. Each of the properties have been finished with locally made, sustainable clay bricks and durable standing-seam zinc cladding and rainwater goods.

Contemporary house design with zinc cladding
Contemporary house design with zinc cladding
Black and white kitchen with island
house landing with roof light
black and white kitchen with island
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