Saturday, 12 March 2011

The front elevation (north-east) and north-west elevation are intentionally quite blank.  This is to prevent excessive heat loss through openings / glazing facing north, which receive little sun / heat gains.  The majority of windows are designed to face south instead.

To add interest to the front and north elevations we are planning to grow climbing plants up them, so in time they become 'green walls'.  As the cladding is now complete on the front elevation we decided to give the climbing plants a head start (as they will take time to establish), and plant the 'Parthenocissus Henryana' (virginia creeper).

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