Lochaber Cottage

low energy, high standards
Project Description

David was the main contractor for my three bedroom eco-house, completed in December 2018.

I have been concerned about climate change for a long time and it has long been my ambition to live in a state-of-the art ecohouse. The house is built to the Passive House Institute’s Low Energy Building Standard. The construction is timber frame, with wood- fibre insulation and Scottish larch cladding. Central heating is via an air source heat pump. Solar thermal and solar PV panels are fitted.

I chose David as the builder after hearing of his good reputation and seeing that he was a good communicator when I met him. David was open to communication and responsive to questions during the design phase - before he was commissioned - and contributed to my choice of materials and important aspects of the design. I was pleased to find that David remained a good communicator throughout the project, which helped me to feel that the project was going smoothly throughout.

Inevitably perhaps, there were a number of challenges — around drainage during initial ground works, and suitability of some of the specified materials during construction. These were all quickly resloved through telephone calls, emails and site visits.

I would heartily recommend David to others, especially to those interested in low energy building. David is honest, responsive and all his work is of the highest standard.

Fochaber Cottage

FMB Award

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