An inspiring new web series that showcases Britain’s most extraordinary people and their construction achievements was revealed by CRL. Self-builders were being asked to submit their projects and architects, builders and developers refered their venturous builds over the summer of 2016.
Venturous clients of Stommel Haus and their house "Heartwood" in Aberdeenshire with its groundbreaking "Heating with Ice" technology has been selected a winner of the new "CRL Venturous
Click the image below to watch a presentation of the house by Wayne Hemingway.
In November 2016 renowned designer Wayne Hemingway interviewed our clients Teresa and Vic about their "venturous build", their motivation to build a house from Germany and the eco features of this fabulously energy efficient home. The film is available now, click the image above to watch it.
About the Venturous Build in Aberdeenshire
The project is a custom build project of a Scottish couple in Aberdeenshire for a very energy efficient eco timber house built of untreated arctic heartwood spruce from FSC certified forests in Finnland. It is insulated with recycled newspaper and recycled glass and only non-toxic building materials are used.
The house is a generous 3 bedroom house with 216 m² living space. There is a double height dining room from which you can see the very beautiful vaulted timber ceiling at around 7 m height.
The house is fitted with under-floor heating on all storeys and triple glazing timber windows.
It is heated with a heat pump and groundbreaking new technology “Heating with Ice” which uses the energy of the ambient heat, the ground, solar energy and the latent energy of ice to generate heating energy and hot water for the house.
What makes the project venturous
There are several aspects which make the project venturous. Most of all, the project is venturous because: