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off 9 rld retreat b u i It in 70 ac res of woad land in W iilltshire. Satel!ll irlts! Arch ltects were approacneo by a, clent who expressed a 'wish to create a new single &0 rey Eco-Lodqe which generated its own heat, power and ell,ectrilcity,

The spatlsl req u i re me nt for the retreat \NaB to provide 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 1 of whiich had to be f1ullry accsssl b lie for those lin wheelchars or 'with rnobl Iliity preble rns, The ovejrridl~ng

recu ii rement for the protect was that the, bul Iding needed to be selt sufficient and exceed The Code fa r Sustal nable Hom as standard,

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One of the most lrnpo rtant elements was. to create! a healthy buildln 9 whelf";s! all fi In is hes werS! of !Iow tox,iicity and ,olr"ganlG oriigin". A thick Ilayer

of nat u rail rnsula~~on was usee to achiieve a low Ilevel of thermal cond uctirvruy keeping tlh'e building cool in the summer and warm in the wints-r.

The insulanon used ils a natural product made from recycled Gatton and hemp and is cornblned wiith modern constru ctlon tschnlqu as to achl eve

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insu II ate dl un ims", For the, central fherrnal mass a cornblnatlo n Df local bricks, cob and cob blocks were used. The enrviironmental advantaqes of cob iincllude the use of nalu rallry pie ntiifu II mate rlal 1 n c Ilay", I n th is easel the clay was. sourced from the ,ex,iisting site us,ing the m aterial dug out fa r the foundations, and the renewsb Ie, materiall straw. Nat ura pai nts made trorn -erg anlc s ubstan oes, lime: renders and washes, and natural organiic 'wood treatrnents, were used throughout the lmerior of the bulldnq, a.1111 oi whiich are, non toxic, breaihabl B SUI bstances,

Local, Sllstainab~e '& Etni,ca~

An i rnportart e lernent of 1the, brief was to ma.iintain a sociall and econornc approach to

this project. Caution was used when sourcing and speciffying materials 'trying where possible to use local construction materials, lnvolve local suppliers, and USB locsl labour and production.

Vii rtually alii th e ti m bar used far the Eco-lLod'ge was. sourced from Hazel IHil1 wood and, where possible, a 1II1 omer matertals used were! Iloeadly sourced. Contractors] project m anagem,ent and consulta nts were selected from the lccal rr:eg ion to ensu re ef'filciency and lim lted "transport emissions,

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The choice ot energy systems was,

pre-deterrri ned by the fo 1111,o'wing factors; re I labl I iity, sl m pi i city' of

ope ratio n, low freq uency of mslrtensnce and moderate costs for the specification! pu rchase and installation Df the eq uip rnent; low ern bodlsd en erg~' for the

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The, bu illl ding requ ires approx 200 kwh per 'YEN3J.

This electrlcity is majinlry 'gener,ated by the! p hoto vo ffi"aii,c. panels wi~th the! addition of a backup 'generator for thl8 Iiong pertoos of d arkn ess in the winte r months, The generator ru ns 0 n clean fu e I an d :1' due to the: builll dings 0 riienta1!iion that

maxi m ilS8S the solar gain ~ is lntrequently used,

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The main heat source, is 'fro m a Biomass bol ler which iiS fed from fhe abu ndaot su pplY' of flm bar -0 tJ1 site. Low thermal to u ch red lstors are connected to. the boiler and a link is connected to the solar thermal pansl on the roof to take any additionel hot 'water produced throueh the heating sys1em. Th e sa lar 1thernnaJl system ,generates hot water lin additiion 10 the! Biomass boii IlelF. A i' 15 tube couector" {~,2,70 x 2000 1n1 n11'} which has a rnlnlmurn f~ow rate of 50 lltres/hr and a max lmu 111 ot ,300' II itres/hr was instaled,

A separate photo voltaic panel is situated adiacent to. th e solar thermal collector 0 n the south east s ide of the roof to. provide ell,@ctriicity fo r a IDO pump to take 1h'9 water to the hot water

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The roof area collects approx 90~OOO liitres of' 'warner per year,

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Arm ua~ IR eport J'erma.i n said: ~~ I applaud IR PIP sig nato riles

fo r the excellent job they~ve done in iincreas~ng the vollum,s of purchases from G€Hi fied and II,egalllly veritied sources. 'When compani,es, like Wolgelley look at the responsi ble sou rcing of

prod ucts, III can honestly' say the tii rn bar ~ ndl ustry 18 stii~ II ahead of 1he gam€Ljj

The RP'P is a tool whiich provides tlrn ber and woodbased prod LJ cts purchasers with the co nfide n C€ that they are sourcnq these rnatertals from cornpanles 'whrch have, a rlsk management system ~n

place to minimise fhe

possi bill iily ot ii Illeglall tim ber ente.ring the~r supplly c hai n. The RPP Annual R€port~ based on siignatolriies' 2009' S~ brnlssions, d ernonstrates clear progress in increasing the proportion of ce rtifiled and Thed Party Legally Verifiied purchases, ln totalli 80,.5% of alii prod ucts pu rchaseo by

vo Ilu Ole' we re oertrr~ed 'I' all most double the fligu!re Tor 2007~ and a fu rther '6.,50/0 were Th ird Party Legalliy Veritfii,ed, The tarqets Bel by siglnatori'es

su g'gest that th is proportion wilill increase further;

The RP'P' Report also provides a breakdown for hardwoods, softwoods and pan e I products, As, expected 'Qliiven the diwerse supply

sou roes, for hardwoods, '!the leve II of ce r~:iifi,ca~ ~o nand th Ii rd party leglall VB rificatli a n lis relatively Ilow compared to [lhe:

other product groups",

HI owever; the proportion of hardwood produ cts in 11 hese

cartts:gotii,ss, is expected to The IUIK Timber

d,eliv€J r the most rap iid 9 rowth F rame Association

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the coming year. The hilgh of tiimber as tbe preferred

level Oif os!rtifiicait:i!on of softwood products (over 97?k) is expected to increase s.1 iig htlryj wh jist pane II proc ucts are expected to show a clear

i nereasinq .~ rend in the level of certfied purchases 'from theii r current II eve I of 68'%.

IR,ache!1 Butler, TIF Head af S ustainab iilility~ said: "The

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h ~,gh lig hts the lrnpo rtance of usiingl timber trams as 11h€, core fablrii c ina buildingl to deliver a host of Ikey benefits includin 9 sustai nabiilrtyll h~,g h theJma~ perform ance and cost effie laney.

Sellf -bu iilld 81rSj arch itects, builders and developers can now vlslt the portal to discover whlY timber is the lidleal cholce for achiievling Ileveis 3--6 of' the 'Code fa r Sustai n able: Homes, makiing iit easy to achieve a.

hiigh pertormance bu ildil ng fab rii c, whii list del iV€J ril n 9 reel east effilcie:nci,es,

Geoff Arnold, UKTFA Clha.iilnmlan explains:

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TRADA ~'chnology E Publishes Tlmbr Frame Standard Details

TRAD:A Technology has produced Esse'niiaJ Timoer Freme Standard' Details (for s.iing!~e ace upeney detached, semi-detached and terraceo ho uses) in electronlc IPO F to rrnat, it contai ns 32 of the most commonly used dirawings from the oompany's respected publication and 'CDj Timber fran118::: Standard Details for Houses and Flats,

'The downloadable: application lis appropriate for build ings. of up to ihree, storeys with concrete gilround floors, tt provides "typicall d etaii Ils, 'for 'o pen' panel tim bar rrarne vvalll panels constructed using: 140nl rn x 38mm tiimlber studs and rails; glmm or 12nlm orie nted strand board or pllyvvood slheath,ing; breetner membrane on the, outer surface ot

the shecdhiing; mineral wool insulatio n between the studs;

a pollyellhyle ne' vapour control layer o n the warm' side Df the i ns U latio n; a r pllaste~bo8Jrd as the ~nte:nnall lining surface,

The d1mw~ngs 8J6' in DWG (.AumoGAD 2(05) and IPIDF (Acrobat 6) fo rmsts otts rilng f Ie xi b,illl ity of' use for desi 9 ners, Mlac ve rslo ns of the

DWG fiilles are avaiillabil,e on request. The Clost is £95;OQ+VAT (TRADA members) or £11'90,QQ+'VAT (nor-rnern bers),

En11ai ~ ii nfo@trada.co.ulk or vi:srn wvvw.trad a.co, ulkJ Bookshop.

TRADA, 'Tecihnollogy has also. issued a Wood il!Itl~Onnlatilon Sh,e8il:

I mprovingl the '~heinn1Ial pe rrormance of exiistiing tii mber frame bu illd ings.

A !6\Wi d k L dS hili R:~ III r. h -hTJII b -, ,·s

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Accoyar:J wood the world's I,ead ing! hig Ih tee h noll ogy w'ood 'from ACGsys Techfllolog~es PLC (~~ACCs.ysi!), is set to take a Ilead

s po. nso rshii p rol.'8 at j~~ n Touch with Tlimber 20'110H, a Ikey ~ndustry ,event organis,@,d by the T'imber Research and D'evelopn1e~t AssoGiat~ot1 {TR,A,DA) tlhlat wi III be tak ingl lP~ace on ~ 8th Mlay .at the Queen Elizabeth Ii C@'ntr8 ii~ W€-stminst€f:'il Londlo~"

As tlh 8 so ha I'ead S po rrlsori r,s!presentatiiVl8S from .Accsys wi'lll be availlable at the 9ve'nt to d,liscuss a.ppllicatlionsj showcase rece,nt projecits and proviide sampl,es .of Acc(Jya® wood to ii rr~erested palrlies

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Pa u II Cle gg1' Chi,e·f IExecutive Offio@'r Df ACGsys~, comm,~nts: ,'6This spa nsors hip shows ou r

conlt ilW]ued con11 mitm'8! nt to the UK's f'ast-g rowi ngl ti m be rind ustry,.

The eV€'nf's theme i's 'Innovatrons wkt trl tii m be r' wh ich f ~ts pe,rf:ect Ily 'wilth A.ccsysj's fOGUS on proviidiing hiighlly innovative and eflective

soil ult i 0 fi'S; fo r t~ ose s.ee ki ngl h iig ~ pe-rformance ,e'Xteriior .appliicat'ions. We tlh erefo re cons.i d er thiis confe,rence to be, an ideal occasion for us to. shOWCas.'8 Accoya® wood, a prodl uc~ whose pe rfo [mance: matches or even €xcee,ds the

d u rabii II itiyj stab i I ity and b eaulty of

the very best tropical hardwoods, n

Dr Andy P'itman~ TRAiDA Technologyl's Technical Manager, salid: ~'! am d,e~lliig~1ed ttrlat ACGoya®' 'wood iis helping sponsor thiis Bvent. Non toxJc modif'iica~ion ii s one: of tlhe ways in wh'iclh the, performance of wood ~ ~ s,e,rviGe can b,s: greatly BfIlihanoed a~d this ther:efore provides Imlore opportunities f:or using 8ustainablly sourced wood

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Ac Goy.rEi!; woo d is a no n=tox ic ~ n1lodli'fliedj Ih j'gh "~ech n ology wood l' tn11ade froln11 susta~ nab Iy' sou roed i f'ast growing speciies~ whiich is Ihiighlly durable and diim'8'1nsiio.nallly stabile. Mr Clegg adds that

A.ccoya ® wood Ih as rece fIlt Ily f u Irt her proven it.s env ~ron tn11entall

cr:ed e ntil all sin 11wo ways:

1. Accoya® wood has been Ibiille!d as a low carbon alte-rnatiiv8 compared to other conve,ntional Co.nstrucit:ion mate riall s foillowilfll 9 a recent as.sessm,e~nt by Camco~ a I,eadii ngl sfIlviro n m,entall consultancy.

2; .Accoya® wood Ihas been nanl€d as a 'Gold standa.rdlll product und,er the hi'glhly pr8stiigiious Cradlle to C,radlle,S,M {C,2C}

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It is ve ry dlttlcu lit to 'g iva an accu rate pn ce ~ b ut 'far ,£25.:1,000 a typical terrace i'n London can have

a. new basemem 00 rwertsd from an €'xJsting structure, This woutd lncluoe eleotncs, waus, floors and pllun110iing €:>ctens'ion works,

To di'g out a new basement is much more dI iffiicullt to pri ce as the-re are rn any' variables, Looking at the London area again as an

exa rnple, some arees of the city are on clay, some an9 O~ sm" and that alone wm afi'6ct the construction process.

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IHlow' popuillar are b-aselment conversion.s iiin the, UK?'

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A, basem e nrt can en larqe the tloo rspace of a two-storey property by up to 50 pe r cent, withe ut ii n creasl ng the footp ni nt of the b u ~ II d ii tJ1 9 ,;,

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What Imakes, baseme,nts an aHlf,actlve pros,pect?

IUlnllii~e the dark, damp coal cellars often found in older properties, mod ern basements are lighit., airy Iliivingl spaces which can even incorporate wlndows or Iliight tubes to all low' use of natural

I 'i 9 ht. 0 Id'81 r basern e nts can bel mad ifi Sid into modern -!Giy' l'IV"I'l!"!ig- sp ,-::"C£:!i!E" '51 In' d 'I'"" ls B'llen' possible I 1~110! __ IIi""Uh III {I': Q J-Ct_-o..:;; ti 'c I~ ,;,6 _/i;i'~ I _W,j,~·· ~

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Illn addition to. providing extra liiviing space" creatln 9 a. basement is aliso an environ mentally flri'Bndlly way of saving lnsulatlon material. B@low'=gfaund living space is natu rally ii nsu lated by the surrounding soil and there is some ev~denoe that the existence of a basement can have thermal beneflts over ldentlcal p rap ertles thart do not have! a base ment, ~t is. no wonder then that basement nt]ing and conversions a.re becoming a popular 'way of lncreasinq I i\iingl and 'wod~iJng areas.

by 1 00 per .cent ~ n thle last th ree years. alone = even in the cu rrent d ownturn, baserne nt co nve rsi 0 n fi'g u res are ris i n 9 ,;, That f'~g U Ire nl j'g ht' be eve n hii 9 her.

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Environment A,gency:, the British Association of Landscape Illndustriies aim to encourage homeowners to use permeable pavingl! rain gardens and sirn ~Iar sustai n abl e rneth ods wh e n instalilling ne'w - Of repllacingl exlstlnq - paving iin fro nt glard ens.

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Homeowners and self builders will no lonqer be aJllowed to pave their front ,gardens without

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su rtacs, su c h as con crete bloc k pe rmeable pavlnq, is used or a.irternativelly the water can soak into tihe ground by u.s~ng raln glardens, Otherwise, plannino permission willi be required tor hard surfaces over Sm2~1 iinvollving drawingsj, appllcatlon forms, a fee of E1S0 and around

8, weeks for a decision However, permission may W'fJII not be grantedl anyw'ay~ pa rtlcu larl y as. sustal nab led ra.ii nag e form s pa rt of cu rre nt

p lan n ii tJ1 9 pol ii cy.;,

'These rneasu res form part of the <fight ,agaii nst

floodl ing a no move towards, sustainable drainaqe systems (SuDS). The 'W'atsr S,trategy aims to irn p rove front gardens and driveways in order 11.0 avoid water d lscharq e into sewe rs when usl ngl concrete b lock and fllag pavingl.

it is. lmportant to remember that loose materials such as qravel, do not meet IBuiild~ng Regullatiions

req u i re nll€ nts re 9 ard r ng safe! access for disabled people to homes,

Concrete block permocble Davji~g can be used to allow rainwater to. filter throu g h gaps between me blocks, and evernually iinto the ground or to. drains, The same principle applies to conventional concrete block and 'fla'g pavii~g installed to channel water into a raln ,garden where the water has time to soak: into

the ground.

had to be ca tried -0 ut cwtt~o ut

corn prorni si ng the root struct LJ re of' the mature trees on site, and any runoff from the pi armed natural swiimm~ng pool, the garden and 1Ihe terrace ~ had to be managed sustaiinab~Y.

WOrlki ng ~ n close consu t~at ion with the cl ient, architect ano des iign engineersl the, contractor has created a stu nn i til 9 'gard en th at

ad d! resses a III the d lent' s needs, 'G'8!nlllly Gurving paths lead down from the newly constructed terrace and [I.awn adlaoent to. the two metre deep nafural swimming pool witlh wate rtaillj, t h roug!h I uxu rious planll ng and mature woo dland, to the

bou ndary wlith the riverside path below in a seamless syl~n journey", The constructlo n of the mal n cantnevered reta inii ngl ~vall am, the top off' me ,garden (maximum ihe:ight 3.2m} presented the contractor wi~h its own Ilog~stica~ challerqes, as didl craning the largl8 Torridonlan

sa ndston 8 bOH lders ~ nto position wilthin the swimming pool

Overflow w'ater from the pool and draii nag e fro ~11 the! lawn an d terrace is plped "~h roug h the large retal niing wall down 'to a. large SulDS fil~ration tren en d ugl into the 91 round next to. the rai lilngis at the bottom of the gard en, Vils'i 0 n i ~€}Ch iii leal 'Bxpsrtis€ and a tru Iy harmonious

c~li'en~1 contraoto r relati'onslhiip have com blneo to create a. breathtaklnq priva'~e: tanoscooe.

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Overoo,mi'ng Water Drainage

The rrl.ew' Wate r S1trategy may present ciha.1111 eng es to fhose

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Self b u ~Ildler.s and architects have taken this green technology on boar-d due to

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Green roofs are not a new co nee pt.

The iinsullatiing propertles of soil and ve'g,etaltiion have been utillsed for thousands of' years, cooling buildinqs iin Atrtca and he,lpingl to

retal n heat ii In the tradlt lonal earth s he lte red huts of th e Vikingl era, Cu rrently technoloqlcal advancement iis beiing led by Europe 'with G'snrnany boastl ngl a ,£39 m lll ion industry. European policies ere in place to encourace the glro'Nth of lhe industry and flnarrclal

ince rdives are offered 'for lnstallatio ns.

Types of Green Roof

A dlstlnction is usually made between

i i nte nslve' a 111 d 'exte ns iive j 91 ree n roofs associ ated wiffi:h th e am 0 U nt of care they req ulra ~n1etJl.stive green roofs are cornposec of re~at~vely deep suostretee "'70' = 150+m rn] and can su pport a wiidle, variety of plant II lte, These systems are heavy when satu rated a nd often req uire

addit lona II support fro rn the- buii lid i n g~s structure. Mlore contemporary ~ ntenslve gl reen roofs can be, visua,llliy and 'l9IF1v!i ronrnentally excim:i ng ~ iill1begratii ng wats r management systs rns that process waste water from 'th e bu i Idi ng! as vvelill as stariing surplus ra.inwater iln constructed wetllan ds. H owever, due to larger plant material and ho rt ~cu ltural diversi~'~ il ntensive QI reen

roofs can requ ire s u bstantial ii nput of

mai ntenance resources, the usual pru nii r]gi cllilppingl~ wateringl and weedling~ as we IIII as Ii rrig atl a n and fa rtii il lsatl on.

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A, more cost effectirv,e solution is. an extensive Sys1,91r111 wh lc h re qui res II itlt:le, if any, mal otenance, TheSIS: svstorns are Illightwe:i-ght due to shallower substrate, depth (30 = 1 DOnlln11} but support a more limited group of vegetatiion. There are several types o.f' extensive system aval lable, th e most common be,ingl the, sedurn mat which is composed of a. low' growing and drought tolerant vegetatio n kn own as, sed! urn.

Another extensive system is the 'wiilldflow,er meadow which has hi'gh bliodiiversUy value and provi,d as a co lourru I anernat live to the seou m mat They are usually created with seed mixed of native wildflowers and grasses typical of

dry habitats,

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TheSIS: types of gree n roof are of sll ~g htlly greater depth th an e:xtensiVlt9 systems { 1 00 ~ 250m rn) a llowl n g for a glrea"ter d lversitv of' plants to.

flou ri sh I' Based In the same, prin c iples as

exte nsive roofs they are I~ 9 ht weiig ht and generally low maintenance,

'Brown roof a r ~ bi ad iva rs tty' roofs on the oth er hand aim to recreate brow nfii e Idl habitats wh ich are continuously beling lost to devetooment, Substrate, on these roofs iiS composed of the by-products of

th e co nstruction process, such as c rush ad brick and subsoil,

wh tc h ts left to colon ise n,at~railly or iiS seeded w~h browntie lid species such as th e snapd r:agion or poppy

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The insulation ottsred by green roofs consiidierably Ilowers cooling bill~s, German

stucles estimate that even liight weilght green rOOTS, ca n offer electricity savi ngs of moun d £5..2 Om2 per annum whilst The Naffi'~onal Hesearch Council for Canad a. recorded that a green roof on a.

'1.2:2 n12 test faci I ii"try red ucsd the averag e diaii Iy-

ens rgy demand to a~r conditlon ~h,e buiill ding by over 75,%.

Green Roofs he!lp cool buildings in two main 'ways", The roof surface does. not heat up to the same extent and that heat ~.s not transre rred 'i nto the buildi'ng. Secondly water evaporatiingl from the pllarns on the green roof cools the roof nse!lf, Green roofs also. hejp red uce 11 he 'Urban Heat lsland E:ffecf, IUlrban areas can be, up to 7°,0 'warmer 'than the surrounding countryslde due to the large, areas of asphelt andl other dark

rrete ri als they co ntal n.

Pllamiing a. !Qlreen roof brinqs to "t1he forefront a sustainable technollogly~,which 'g lves benefits not onlly in an en e rgy savi ng solution to. the se~lf builder but to the erwironment as a whole.

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