We would like to thank the following sponsors for their contribution to the project:
Have part-funded the website and wind turbine. Lloyds TSB are one of the few financial institutions who will finance timber frame structures and provided the mortgage finance for the project.
Funded the erection of the house kit, which went up in 4.5 days using their team of three men plus a crane and a man named Victor Jamieson of Yell, Shetland. Read more about Scotframe...
Scottish and Southern Energy Charitable Trust
Provided funding for the project, as well as Scottish Hydro.
Have provided the flow battery/fuel cell system for the project.
Energy for Sustainable Development
Have been working with us on the project for the past four to five years and are involved with the intellectual dissemination of the project.
Are using the Zero Carbon House as a demonstration project for sustainable building and living.
Produce a roofing system called Ultratile. This is a steel profile roofing system, which is produced by the largest steel roofing company in the UK. They made a very generous contribution to the project with a substantial discount. The weather conditions in Unst can be very severe in the winter by the Ultratile roofing system should withstand a hurricane.
One third of the insulation provided by Scotframe, along with the original kit, was 140mm of Celotex. We decided to approach Celotex for sponsorship to enable us to insulate the entire roof and all external walls, removing the need for glass fibre insulation, which does not have the thermal properties of Celotex and, in some cases, can absorb moisture and rot the timber frame. Celotex sponsored the additional two thirds insulation for the roof and external walls.
We also used Celotex insulation from this sponsorship to insulate the new water battery that we have had made. We believe that this is the first use of this material for an application like this.
Provided the initial consultation for a draft specification for the website.
Shetland Islands Council
Part-funded the website and have also part-funded a travelling exhibition of the Zero Carbon House in conjunction with Energy for Sustainable Development.
Honeywell Ltd MK Electric
Provided all sockets and light switches in the Logic Plus range for the project and the distribution board system. Read more about Honeywell Ltd MK Electric...
Provided the heat recovery system for the project and a central vacuum system with very generous discounts. This system evacuates the air within the house, passes it through filters, exhausts the stale air and warms up the incoming air. This system recovers 90% of the heat and gives a perfect environment within the house. It removes all smells, 50% of humidity and all chemical vapours that leech out of fabrics, furnishings and paint.
A research and development project commissioned by Osma Wavin, one of our sponsors, proved the principle of air evacuation.
Provided all Velux windows for the project, which are the latest, self-clean product on the market.
Provided all of the paint for the external padding that is from the Demedekk range, which has a 15 year guarantee. Read more about Jotun...
Provided the air-to-water heat pump for the project at a substantial discount.
Lerwick Building Centre
Worked with us and supplied a considerable amount of hardware - giving very generous discounts throughout the project. Read more about Lerwick Building Centre...
Streamline Shipping Group
Gave a very generous discount for a large quantity of freight.
Osma Wavin Underfloor Heating
Worked with us on the design/configuration of the underfloor heating system. This system is based on 50ml high-compression polystyrene foam. Channels within these slabs hold the aluminium diffusion plates and the plastic waterpipes are laid into these channels. A plastic covering of this prevents warpage for timber floors. Two men, who had never laid an underfloor heating system before, laid this floor in its entirety. This was made possible by following the drawings supplied by Osma Wavin.
Ian Reid Freight
Has supported the project by bringing in freight, etc.
Ken Fowler Architect
Has worked on the project from inception and has interfaced with Scotframe on the project. Being based in South Gloucestershire, this demonstrates how a project like this can be put together on a remote island, using the internet, telephone and surface mail.
Have given very generous discounts and also part-funded the timber boardwalk that will surround the house and will give access to all wheelchair accessible doors on the ground floor.
Have given a substantial discount on the cost of the wind turbine. Read more about Proven Energy...
Provided a 30 per cent ground towards the cost fo the Proven wind turbine.
Provided us with a generous discount on their recycled paving slabs for the pathways and wheel chair ramp. To find out more, please visit www.enviroglass.co.uk
Fred Gibson Shetland Composites
Part sponsored the water battery.
Provided a very generous discount for the Italian lighting systems. Find out more about Pagazzi Lighting...
Provided us with the seeds for growing our crops. Find out more about Thompson & Morgan...
Provided a generous discount on our Heatline cylinder. Find out more about Heat and Plumb...
Produce a range of different floor coverings. Their non slip Hydro flooring has been used in the wet room. To find out more, please visit www.polyflor.com
We've had very generous support from the team at Baumatic, manufacturer of the energy efficient appliances we bought for the kitchen. Read more...
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