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Red Multi bricks for passive solar house

Red Multi bricks for passive solar house

Wienerberger’s Loxley Red Multi bricks have been used for a picturesque home on the banks of Hollingworth Lake, near Littleborough.

Constructed around a series of sustainable considerations aimed to minimise the home’s ecological impact the house, which was designed by CJ Partnership in Rochdale, has been created with nautical aesthetics in mind to tie it in with its locale, which is home to several local rowing and sailing clubs.

A noticeable feature of the property’s exterior is its creative use of Wienerberger’s Loxley Red Multi bricks, which envelop the insulated concrete formwork system employed as the mainstay of the wall’s load bearing capacity and thermal efficiency.

The soft red patina of the brick cladding, when offset against the grey roof and balcony edging, cogently ties the building with its surroundings whilst the subtle variation between each brick makes the work interesting in its own right.

With energy conservation in mind, the home has been designed as a passive solar house, which includes utilisation of an air source heat pump to fuel the under floor heating alongside LED lighting and sustainably sourced glu-lam timber columns, which enable the walls to be constructed independently reducing build time and limiting wastage.

The house now stands as a local landmark, which has come to divide opinion to both extremes and has opened the local debate on the direction modern architecture is taking.

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