New Build Bungalows, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland
REHAU’s Passivhaus certified GENEO® window system was chosen for a new residential development for North Ayrshire Council which was required to meet a Silver Active Level of sustainability as defined by the Scottish Building Regulations (2012 ed), Section 7.
The specification was laid down by the council for twelve new bungalows built on an exposed site in the town of Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae.
In response, Architects Anderson Bell & Christie adopted a ‘fabric first’ approach focusing on optimising the thermal performance of the insulation, cladding and windows in the buildings, choosing
REHAU GENEO® because the system offers U-Values as low as 0.68 W/m²K.
North Ayrshire Council had stated a preference for a PVC-U window solution because of its proven low maintenance properties and the REHAU GENEO® was judged to be the most contemporary looking high performance window in a PVC finish.
Aesthetically, the architects liked the slim 115mm sightlines of REHAU GENEO® coupled with the fact that it could be foiled externally in a grey finish and left white on the inside.
In total, 150 windows have been installed in twelve bungalows on the development in sizes ranging from 0.6m² to 5.2m², with U-Values as low as 0.68 W/m²K. All windows were triple glazed.
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