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Dalbeattie Passive House Development Completed for Loreburn

15 August 2023

Our affordable housing development at Station Road, Dalbeattie has been completed and handed over to Loreburn Housing Association.

The development regenerates a derelict brownfield site and provides 16 affordable homes, providing a mixture of general needs and amenity homes, all designed and constructed to Passive House standards.

Each of the new Passive Houses incorporates high performing and low-energy design principles including:

– Super insulated thermal and airtight envelope.
– High performance airtight triple-glazed windows and doors; maximising solar gains, for thermal retention and reduction of outside noise.
– Continuously running mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery capable of retaining 92% from the extracted heat, providing a fresh, filtered air supply.
– Minimal thermal bridging.
– Solar photovoltaic panels to reduce daytime electrical energy costs.
– Air source heat pump providing heating and hot water.
– Rainwater harvesting and rainwater SuDS planters.
– Electrical vehicle charging point.
– Automatic fire suppression system.

The development is located adjacent affordable housing development we previously designed for Loreburn Housing Association.

This new development was our third Passive House development completed for Loreburn Housing Association in Dumfries & Galloway.