The Cornerstone edge beam was originally designed by Mary Ginn of Cornerstone Design
& Build Ltd when implementing the “rib raft floor system” in the houses she designed
& built, she saw an area where energy was able to leak out of the structure. She
implemented remedies for two areas of heat loss; the edge of the foundation was very
obvious therefore the edge foundation beam of polystyrene was designed; the other
was where the reinforced concrete ribs formed,when the pods were placed apart to
form a concrete beam whereby there was no insulation therefore a thermal bridge to
the earth below. A discussion with the Firth Designer who did not see fit to change
their design to add the extra insulation left Mary wanting to address this matter.
“Mitten Vinyl Weatherboards”were the main cladding of choice for their evironment
aspects along with the easy care maintenance. A small section of “Shadowclad” to
give the owners the feel of wood they desired. The Mitten cladding has 2omm of EPS
Polystyrene which also adds to the insulation values.
The Cathedral ceiling With the client wanting the feel of wood it was decided to
include the Cathedral style ceiling using Ecoply to create the nice ambient living
The te Wera multi fuel boiler below, is connected to the SV panels & Solar boost
regulator, making this home super efficient!