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Shortlist Success for Passivhaus Scheme


Lowfield Timber Frames have been shortlisted for two awards at this years STA Awards.

They are finalists in the Low Energy Project of the Year category and the Social Housing Project of the Year both for the Callaughtons Ash passivhaus, social housing scheme in Much Wenlock, Shropshire. 

About Callaughtons Ash

Commissioned to reduce energy consumption and eradicate local fuel poverty, Callaughtons Ash is a £2 million housing development for South Shropshire Housing Association.

Lowfield Timber Frames designed, manufactured and installed a Larsen Truss timber system for the development to reduce build time and maintenance costs while maximising quality and environmental benefits.

Huddled in Much Wenlock’s green landscapes, the 820m2 development comprises one, two and three-bedroom homes, including two shared ownership and ten social rentals. Each is designed to offer affordable, environmentally sustainable accommodation for locals. The building palette of healthy and ecological timber materials forms a sustainable system for long-term efficiency that meets Passivhaus standards.

The Callaughton Ash project proves that the combination of a sustainable approach and local skills/materials does not limit design innovation, even when restricted by budget. This scheme could evolve design standards in social housing to improve quality and wellbeing long-term.

The Callaughtons Ash scheme was officially certified shortly after the build was completed, guaranteeing ultimate performance and certifying that there are no gaps between predicted and actual results – reassuring residents.

The awards ceremony will be held on the 9th of October in Birmingham.

Check out some of Lowfields other projects here