Stunning Bath home features Urban Front oak doors
A stylish new low energy home within a World Heritage Site on the outskirts of Bath is one of the latest projects to feature an e98 passiv front door from UK manufacturer Urban Front.
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Designed by Casa Architects, the Carrisbrooke residence was designed in PHPP according to passive house principles, though not certified, and achieved an airtightness of 1 air change per hour. It sits within the Bath World Heritage Site, famous for its architecture.
The e98 passiv door was specified for the dwelling in Urban Front’s Neo pattern, featuring widening horizontal grooves in the European oak finish.
Urban Front holds a passive house certificate for the e98 passiv door, though it is not certified for the 1095mm x 2690mm dimensions specified at Carrisbrooke. The door boasts a U-value of 0.8 and class three airtightness.
The brief from the client at Carrisbrooke demanded a highly sustainable home, and the dwelling was constructed from a closed-panel timber frame system that came pre-insulated with wood fibre.
For more on e98 passiv see www.urbanfront.com