South West Eco Homes
South West Eco Homes
Rainwater System
  • 1,500 L GRP insulated tank
  • Wisy FS downpipe filter
  • Single pump Multigo 40/06
Design Data
  • Architects: Stride Treglown
  • Usage: 2 WCs and garden tap
  • Estimated usage: 104 litres/day per unit
  • Average annual rainfall: 800 mm
  • Roof area: 66 m2 per unit
  • Expected annual rainwater collection: 27,900 Litres
  • Capital cost: £1563 per unit
  • Completion: Spring 2006
Other Green Design Features
  • Co2 emissions 75% reduction from current norms.
  • Passive solar design
  • Building-Integrated Photovoltaics
  • 50% recycled materials
South West Eco Homes rainwater system
Great Bow Yard, Langport, Somerset

Rainharvesting Systems Ltd. designed and provided individual rainwater harvesting systems for this eco homes development by architects Stride Treglown.

The award winning development on a unique, beautiful riverside location in Langport, Somerset has given Stride Treglown the opportunity to design two types of low energy housing, both in terrace form with differing orientations making the most of a natural site.

Externally the new eco homes use traditional materials in a contemporary way drawn from the local vernacular. One terrace features a sunspace-based passive solar design utilising a high thermal mass solution while the other uses a timber-framed, highly insulated lightweight solution.

Using these two housing types has allowed the client to undertake an “in use” analysis of the merits of each in a rural location. The development achieved a BREEAM EcoHomes ‘Excellent’ rating.

Rainwater System
  • 1,500 L GRP insulated tank
  • Wisy FS downpipe filter
  • Single pump Multigo 40/06
Design Data
  • Architects: Stride Treglown
  • Usage: 2 WCs and garden tap
  • Estimated usage: 104 litres/day per unit
  • Average annual rainfall: 800 mm
  • Roof area: 66 m2 per unit
  • Expected annual rainwater collection: 27,900 Litres
  • Capital cost: £1563 per unit
  • Completion: Spring 2006
Other Green Design Features
  • Co2 emissions 75% reduction from current norms.
  • Passive solar design
  • Building-Integrated Photovoltaics
  • 50% recycled materials