Healthy Home Grand Designs

Residential property, Richmond, Surrey.


Oasis Construction Works Overview

The overall brief was to design and construct a healthy home, due to the allergies suffered by the client’s children.

We were instructed as the main constructor and supplier of external finishes for this innovative and ground-breaking residential project; featured in Grand Designs TV, magazine and RIBA.

Working alongside industry experts, we were tasked to construct a healthy and low energy home with unique features including; a semi buried concrete basement. Further detailing included a ground level super insulated, off-site timber frame.


Development features

- Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery with NOx filter
- Air Source heat pump
- Low VOC [volatile organic compound] materials
- High performance triple glazed windows and doors
- High air tightness performance [airtightness level of 0.5 ACH @50pa]
- Thermal bridge free design
- Off-site efficient construction minimizing time on site to 6 weeks for GF superstructure and 6 for fit outs

Ecological output values

- Low energy bills
- High indoor comfort
- Healthy indoor air quality


Architect: Elena Andreu [Enhabit Ltd]
Energy Consultant and MEV designer: [Enhabit Ltd]
Project Management: John Palmer and Karla Paz [Enhabit Ltd]
Main Contractor: Oasis [basement by O'Sullivan Civils Ltd]
External Finishes: Oasis, wood cladding, lime render and zinc.

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