Mike Whitfield, from Mike Whitfield Construction Ltd, explains what to look for if you’re trying to find a good builder for a successful low energy building project.
Testing a short piece of UK made JJI joist with Nick Grant, PH consultant from Elemental Solutions. The inner flange is clamped in the vice to replicate an i- beam stud with the inner flange supported on the wall plate and the outer flange cantilvered over the perimeter insulation. In this case we have 96kg added to a 300mm long piece, the equivalent of loading each stud with 320kg per lineal metre, or 533kg per square metre of external wall, which is about 14 times the weight of a normal loading from a cement board and render.
Liz and Mike Hill explain the decisions behind the design of their contemporary eco home.
Link to article about Eco Housing and Passivhaus Homes