Specifications – Ecospace Belgium : Architecture Naturally

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CONTEMPORARY MODULAR SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS.

The latest Modern Methods of Construction.

Our Ecospace® buildings use the latest technology in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)‚ exceeding the structural and thermal performance of many modern homes. We use Structurally Insulated Panel Systems (SIPS) as part of the multi-layered construction, providing a typical maximum structural life span of 60 years. There are variations of internal or external finishes available, just ask.

Walls

Within these four walls

Built to modern housing standards, our multi-layered walls are made from ecologically sound SIPS and are clad in naturally durable, western red cedar which is fully sustainable and can be left untreated for many years due to its natural oils.

One of Cedar’s most valuable characteristics is its well known high resistance to decay, it can provide a lifespan of over 90 years.

We offer various options for exterior and interior finish and for acoustic specification if required. In short, our walls not only look good, they keep the outside out and the inside in. Permanently.

Roof

Green in every sense

Naturally we’re talking about our optional planted green roof.  Ultra low maintenance organic plants not only reduce visual impact, they prolong the lifespan of the roof, improve insulation and ensure the area taken by your Ecospace® building continues to give something back to the environment. And no, you don’t need to mow them.

Alternatively, our contemporary timber clad roof is a beautiful continuation of our wall finish.

Glazing

A view with some room

Windows are like walls you can see through, meaning they need to be just as well insulated. That’s why we use high performance wood windows.

The glazing system has a  U-Value of 1.0w/m2k.

High security, insurance-approved locking systems are also included within the specification.

Oh, and our substantial sliding glazing systems provide a seamless relationship to the exterior.

And you thought they were just windows.

Interior

The inside story

Natural is what Ecospace® buildings are all about, and the inside is no exception. We avoid finishes such as plaster, which can crack and require continual redecoration. Instead, we use premium birchwood interiors with architecturally designed shadow gaps between panels to give you a contemporary appearance. Walls, ceiling, fitted furniture, and workstations all appear in natural harmony. It’s like everything’s been carved out of the same piece of wood.

Kitchen / Shower

Kitchen / Shower

Upgrade your Ecospace® to a compact living pad or full spacious dwelling with our range of carefully designed modular kitchens, shower & bathrooms all seamlessly built into the structure.

Work / Rest

Work / Rest

We don’t just provide you with an empty shell. Innovation is what Ecospace is all about and our fully integrated sleep & work pads allow you to maximise the multi-purpose nature of your space. From single bunk beds that open out to generous double beds to built-in storage systems and workstations, the options are endless

Finishes

Minimalist & natural finishes

There are other options of interior wall & ceiling finishes in addition to the standard birchwood such as refreshingly white washed timber panels, orientated strand board for a more industrial feel, or white painted gypsum plasterboard for a minimalist look. It’s really up to you.

Flooring is no simple matter and naturally, something environmentally-friendly is essential. That’s why we use recyclable floorings. They’re made from wear-resistant rubber, naturally sourced minerals; eco-compatible colour pigments and come in a range of modern colour options. And, as they fit so seamlessly against the internal birch walls, you could say they’re flawless. Alternatively you may prefer our optional engineered oak flooring as a continuation of the natural finishes.

Technology

The latest technology, naturally.

In terms of technology, power points, internet points and low energy lighting are all provided in every Ecospace® building. In terms of heating, due to their high performance insulation, Ecospaces don’t need much. Of course, we provide a low energy Scandinavian under-floor heating system with a digital timer so you can program your heating for any time you like.

Alternatively there are optional air-sourced heat pumps, log burning or bio-mass stoves. On larger scale projects, ground-source heat pumps are also options.

In short, it’s fair to say that Ecospace buildings keep you warm, not the planet.

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