Eco-Friendly ‘Dwelle’-ings Offer Underfloor Heating as Standard
The Greenbuild Expo, the largest annual eco-construction event held in the north of England, is soon to play host to a brand new, award winning construction by architect Ric Frankland.
Mr Frankland, based in Manchester, has created a dimunitive, fully functioning structure named ‘Dwelle’, combining Dutch eco-friendly and energy-saving features as timber framing, underfloor heating, double glazing and even utilises recycled newspaper as insulation for the cavity walls.
The consumer also has the choice between underfloor heating or a wood burning stove to keep the property nice and cosy. If requested, these tiny eco homes can be constructed to meet Passivhaus standards by removing any carbon emissions whatsoever, Mr Frankland added.
Talking about his innovative project, he said “Our system aims to encourage high quality sustainable living. The idea came about as we wanted to create small dwellings that could easily adapted for a range of uses. We originally created ‘sheds for living’ and then re-branded them as Dwelle.”