Cedar Barn

The UK’s first code level 6 zero carbon sustainably built Passivhaus home under planning policy D1 with Buildmark, NHBC’s 10 year warranty and insurance.

Cedar Barn is the UK’s first Code Level 6 and Passivhaus individual home, built in a traditional style to also benefit from Buildmark, NHBC’s 10 year warranty and insurance. The property has been constructed by leading sustainability specialist builders Deluxe, Milton Keynes.

Built as an exemplary project to prove the commercial viability of zero carbon homes, the property far exceeds the Government’s 2016 Zero Carbon target.

Not only does the dwelling achieve level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, but has Passivhaus Standard and is solar powered, exceeding its yearly energy requirements.

This superb home has some of the most advanced controlled automation systems with 100% LED Lighting and an unequalled level of sustainable materials in its construction.

Cedar Barn is unique; within the traditional appearance of the house, many different zero carbon and energy saving technologies have been brought together. The project is designed to be an example to the building industry and home-buyers that Green Energy and largely fossil free construction is now achievable as a viable proposition.

Throughout the build Deluxe worked closely with one of NHBCs specialist energy consultants to achieve incredibly high ecological challenges and build standards set by their code level 6 design brief.

In order for these technologies that combine electrical energy, thermal energy, ventilation and insulation to perform to their optimum; state-of-the-art control systems have been installed. This enables all the systems to be reviewed and recorded on an hour-by-hour basis, with every technology within the house controlled from a mobile phone or tablet.

An analysis of the parameters and performance of Cedar Barn systems will be available in 2015; the performance has already improved on the design levels for the energy requirements.

Many purchasers of new homes are understandably happy with an unusual or futuristic appearance; but a large number of potential buyers of the latest eco homes would prefer the more traditional look.

We have developed the expertise and are leading the march with a market leading technique for the design and build of such future homes with zero carbon and fossil saving qualities in a proven cost efficient and viable format.

We will continue to monitor the various systems within this unique prototype show house. The project is available to be viewed by appointment.

Richard Green, Managing Director, Deluxe

Cedar Barn is an example of the latest available technologies which we have been able to install into the larger family home. We are currently applying our modular system to smaller dwellings on a large housing development. Our working code level 6 modular system with Buildmark, NHBCs 10 year warranty and insurance is now available for 2015 for self-builders and estate formats.