Ecococon Passivhaus

Recently Hawkland had the chance to visit the first Ecococon building in the UK. This is a single story dwelling built to Passivhaus standard using Ecococon’s straw panels. Additional STEICO fibreboard insulation was applied externally to the panels in order to meet the Passivhaus very low u-value requirements.
This is a great example of high quality design and detailing creating a building where modern technology and knowledge can interact harmoniously with natural materials. Timber, straw and clay are a powerful combination of natural, low environmentally-impacting materials that, when used in this way, provide a wall-system that helps to improve indoor air quality by regulating humidity, absorbing VOC’s and other gases, removing odours from the air and reducing mould growth.
For more information of the benefits of clay have a great article on their website:
Built by Juraj Mikurcik (architect at Architype Architects).

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