PROJECT: 4 NEW-BUILD VILLAS
These are contemporary styled villas, built to the standards of a ” passive house “. The first two villas each have a surface area of 160 m2 (1 722 sq ft) including the garage, which also doubles as spare living space. On the ground floor, you will find a living room with large double patio doors leading to the garden, a spacious open planned kitchen and dining room with two large double patio doors leading to the garden, an independent WC, the master bedroom with its own bathroom fitted with an italian shower.
Upstairs on the first floor, you will find 3 good sized bedrooms each with fitted wardropes and an independent bathroom with an italian shower. 2 of the bedrooms have large double patio doors leading to a balcony and views over the garden. The staircase is built in the tower, with its 4,4 m (14,4 ft) high window that makes the house very bright and airy.
Outside, you will find a pergola, providing shade over the patio area. The swimming pool is on option.
The garage is 24,4m2 (263 sq ft) and is equipped with a motorized door. The other side has a large triple patio door and overlooks the garden. The garage can double as an additional living area, and perhaps for your family events and parties.
The villa is built on a land plot of 587 m2 (6 318 sq ft) and is entirely fenced off.
This ultra-low energy property, is built using high grade insulation (heat and sound) wall blocks, floor and roofing elements from MUROBLOK/EUROMAC2, to give you a comfortable constant ambient temperature all day long.
Breakdown of the surface areas of the villa
Solar heated hot water system
Heat recovery ventilation system, heating and cooling using a heat pomp and extraction of energy from the air.
Low consumption LED lighting, public mains water and drains.
Sliding patio doors and windows with electric shutters
Double glazing 24mm thick, 4-16-4 filled with Argon gas
Interphone, motorised gate and fenced garden
Swimming pool on option
Definition of a passive house.
A passive house is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building’s ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling. Achieving a major decrease in heating and cooling energy consumption requires a shift in approach to building design and construction. Use of passive solar heat gain and renewable energy sources is one aspect which also dispenses with conventional heating or cooling systems. The other aspect is the use of super-insulation of walls, floors and roofs, together with a mechanical ventilation system which conserves and recycles the energy and maintains a constant ambient temperature all year long. Another key concept is the airtightness of the building, without which the internal temperature of the building could not be controlled.
For example, in a passive house, the heat generated from sun light through the windows and patio doors, together with that produced by the inhabitants and the household machines, are all used to heat the house. A house occupied and sufficiently insulated may produce enough energy to comfortably maintain the ambient temperature for at least 90% of the year.
The passive house standard goes beyond that of most normal building codes and that of low consumption buildings (BBC). It requires that the building meets the following principal limitations:
• Use of up to 15 kWh/m2 per year (or 4,755 BTU/sq ft) for heating or cooling
• Leak air up to 0,6 times the house volume per hour (n50 <= 0,6/h) at 50 Pa.
Nuno BritoCivil engineering, architecture and construction management. Nuno Brito is the architect and designer of Villa Farrobo. With more than 15 years of experience and activity, this firm of architects are orientated towards the creation of architectural designs and civil engineering, as well as, technical management and inspection of constructions sites. Nuno Brito and his team are in charge of the technical aspects of this development and oversee the entire project. A list of their projects can be found on their website. http://engenhariacivil.weebly.com/
Muroblok/Euromac2 in Portugal
EUROMAC2 is a European leader in building materials for passive properties. Over the last 40 years, they have supplied over 20 000 developments and participate each year in about 1 000 projects. EUROMAC2, is the solution to construction that offers the best performance in terms of thermal and energy efficiency, as well as, offering a method of construction simplified that reduces the time to build.
EUROMAC2 will be our main supplier of construction material through our company MUROBLOK in Portugal, the specialists in building with insulated shuttering blocks.
Agence Laforêt Portugal – São Brás de AlportelAfter more than 27 years, Laforêt offers their clients a personalised service for all types of projects, from buying or selling, to renting or letting a property. We speak Portuguese, French and English. Laforêt comprises of more than 700 estate agencies divided between France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Laforêt France in cooperation with Laforêt Portugal.http://www.laforet.com/
STARTING PRICE 375.000€
TEL. +351 926 676 602
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