Lancaster Cohousing, Halton   Teplo Tie  
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Completed in 2012 the Lancaster Cohousing project is located on the outskirts of the village of Halton in Lancaster with spectacular views of the river Lune. Conceived by its founding residents the 41 private homes contain all the features of conventional homes, but residents also have access to a common house with shared facilities such as a dining room, a children's playroom, workshops and laundry. Residents cooked dinners are often available in the common house for those who wish to participate.
 
The walls of the houses were constructed with dense recycled aggregate concrete blocks and a 300mm fully filled cavity. TeploTie wall ties were used to tie the walls and thereby avoid any thermal bridging.
The Lancaster Cohousing Project is a certified Passivhaus / Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6 (carbon neutral) and a Life Time Homes, affordable community housing project. This ground-breaking exemplary (car free) owner occupied eco housing project has evolved through a participatory design process with the 41 individual householders and the project Architects.

The project won the 2013 Passiv Haus Trust Social Housing award.
 
August 2012
 
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