Our business prioritises the creation of low energy homes for every family: we want sustainability to go mainstream. Energy prices are constantly rising and an ever-increasing burden on family incomes. Here at Archerfield, we combine traditional and modern technology to embrace the past and the present to create a better future.
Archerfieldâ€™s communities stand proudly as legacies to sustainability and the environment. Our homes are monuments to the great, environmentally-friendly work that our team aims to convey from behind the scenes.
Our homes are smart house enabled, allowing for the monitoring and programming of the energy utilisation of the building, along with the option to control almost all aspects of the house. From opening and closing curtains, to operating the lights - our smart homes are homes for the future. In fact, we have so much faith in our products that weâ€™ll pay the first purchaserâ€™s energy bills for the first two years (conditions apply).
The roof involves an overall u-value of 0.13Wm2K which includes the sustainably sourced roofing tiles increased wool insulation and modern breathing apparatus to maintain sustainability of modern construction.
Smart Home Pack
Where applicable the dwellings have access to a smart home pack that in variation of specification have the ability to regulate and decrease (already 2kg of Carbon Dioxide per Metre squared per year less than other new homes). There is the ability to include wireless connectivity to smart phones actively enable home use ease.
With a u-value minimum of 1.1 W/m2K more than 45% below the specified minimum for all new homes.
All floors have added insulation for the floors have a minimum of 0.12 w/m2K U value list more than double the recommended level.
Due to the manufacturing process the consistency of a controlled building space means the air tightness meet a minimum of 2.5 m3/hr/m2 at 50Pa.
As standard Archerfield Homes place a minimum of 120mm to 130mm of wool insulation.
All homes are at a minimum 1.4W/m2K u-value coupled to the norm for most sites having triple glazing to lower this u-value further.
Where possible all Archerfield Homes dwellings have PV panels often placed as roof tiles not on top of the tiles as most often seen. This means that there is often an air sourced heat pump within the dwelling.
The walls have multiple methods to ensure a properly functioning house that both retains heat and energy. With multiple layers including, insulation layers, sheathing board, breathing membrane and a render attached to further insulation.