StramitZED offers sustainable competitive advantages through an approach that combines high quality building design with a competitive pricing structure.
The StramitZED housing design is a reliable solution for affordable Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6 housing requirements. It is based on the proven RuralZED design from ZEDfactory. The RuralZED development at Upton in Northampton was the first development in the UK to achieve Code Level 6 as built.
The StramitZED Code Level 6 house is a blend of proven technologies and innovative design principles aimed at affordable sustainability. The design combines effective solar photovoltaic and thermal panels by Himin, that generate energy and hot water; with proven ZEDfactory heat recovery technologies that keep energy use ultra-low. The building’s thermal mass, achieved through the use of terracotta floor tiles and ceiling bricks (in optional designs), evens out fluctuations in temperature, keeping the house cool in summer and warm in winter. The Welsh Timber frame is fitted with Stramit StrawBoard-faced cassettes filled with reliable Warmcel thermal insulation. The house is available in two, three or four bedroom configurations. StramitZED also offers a customisation service to developers.
The first affordable Code Level 6 house gives you:
A home – The StramitZED house uses natural materials to create an attractive, spacious, comfortable and warm home. The house meets the latest Lifetime Homes and London Housing Design Guide standards.
Heat and energy generating – Solar photovoltaic and thermal panels generate electricity and hot water to meet almost all household needs. Surplus electricity from hot days is sold to the national grid under a FITS Agreement to offset energy costs on cold days.
Natural heating and air control – Comfort is assured using self-regulating materials and adjustable controls. The conventional cycle of unwanted heat and air leaks has been replaced by highly efficient thermal insulation and airtight barriers. Attractive terracotta floor tiles and vaulted ceiling bricks provide thermal mass that evens out temperature fluctuations from day to night and summer to winter. The heat recovery ventilation system ensures that indoor air is fresh.
Low energy consumption – Natural heating significantly reduces the need to use electricity, gas or oil to heat the home. In winter months, a wood pellet burner delivers the extra heat for air and water.
Net no-cost energy – The unique blend of materials and technologies means that a StramitZED house can be run at no energy cost.