Scandia Hus external rendering design

Design

New build house for air con fitting

Build

Exterior of Scandia Hus new build that Sub Cool FM undertook MVHR and air con full project for - timber frame house

Completion

We were delighted to be involved in an innovative, energy-efficient Scandia Hus new build from the very start of the project with a great local West Sussex client. Being consulted in the design stage allowed us to help meet the bespoke requirements of this amazing property. We delivered a Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery (MVHR) system alongside ducted air conditioning.

Perfect home comfort

The project is now complete – an amazing home. It’s well-insulated and air-tight and has fresh air and the perfect controllable temperature all year round. See below for the full journey from drawing board to completion.

Scandia Hus new build kitchen with invisible Mitsubishi air con grill and MVHR system by SubCool FM view from dining area

BEFORE - THE DESIGN PHASE

The plans

Floor plans of Scandia Hus new build to help plan air conditioning with SubCool FM
First floor plans of Scandia Hus new build to help plan air conditioning with SubCool FM

The need for MHVR and air conditioning in this bespoke domestic build project

To ensure the supply of fresh air and the extraction of stale air, these energy-efficient constructions work well with a Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery system which  meets all the building regulations that go alongside them.

Having previous building experience – particularly with a timber frame house – the client had first-hand experience of the need for air conditioning to manage the summer temperatures of such a property. He considered air conditioning crucial to  ‘future-proof’ the house and secure year-round comfort, especially with young children around.

In addition, being able to control the temperature from the inside allowed:

  • Windows to be kept closed in the summer when necessary to avoid the unwelcome creepy crawlies from the nearby forest and around.
  • Avoidance of the smoke and fumes of local neighbours burning wood
  • Improved security and safety for the house

DURING - THE BUILD

Scandia Hus new build in progress, shell construction with no ceiling before MVHR system fitted by SubCool FM
Ducted ceiling domestic air conditioning unit in new build in Ringwood, Crawley Down still in building stages

Equipment - Why Mitsubishi Electric?

Mitsubishi Electric is the Rolls Royce of air conditioning. Parts come with a whopping 7-year warranty and are readily available. They also can connect clients to the excellent Control 4 Home automation system, which is highly popular and offers many smart benefits. This home has many smart systems in place.

The cost £24,700

This includes MVHR thorough the entire house and 6 rooms fully climate-controlled. 

Pipes and wires in ceilings run systems around house

Air conditioning units being fitted alongside insulation

Scandia Hus new build in progress, wall shell with wires before MVHR system fitted by SubCool FM

Wires and ventilation being carried through house

AFTER - THE FINISHED PROJECT

Kitchen and living spaces

The large kitchen and main living space is a great feature in this home. In addition to MVHR vents throughout, we also fitted an almost invisible grill above the kitchen units to allow for air conditioning. There is also a surprisingly spacious cool room / larder which is kept chilled, hidden behind one of the unit.

Scandia Hus new build kitchen with invisible Mitsubishi air con grill and MVHR system by SubCool FM hidden door to chill room shut

Air conditioning grill above units

Scandia Hus new build kitchen with invisible Mitsubishi air con grill and MVHR system by SubCool FM hidden door to chill room open

Open unit revealing hidden cool room

Scandia Hus with Mitsubishi air con and a full MVHR system by SubCool FM - inside the hidden chill room / larder

Inside the cool room with ceiling grill.

Children's bedrooms

Fresh air and cooling

Through discreet ducts behind small squares on the ceiling, fresh air is delivered to the children’s bedrooms, old air removed, and through the same duct, air conditioning and cooling ensure a good night’s sleep in the height of summer. These discreet square ducts are also placed in landing areas of the house.

Air conditioning and MVHR system by SubCool FM in boys bedroom - fresh air and climate control through vent behind square on ceiling
Air conditioning and MVHR system by SubCool FM in girls bedroom - fresh air and climate control through vent behind square on ceiling

Bedrooms and bathrooms

Embedded hidden units

A grill over the wardrobe manages the air in this bedroom. For total discretion the air conditioning unit is hidden inside the ceiling of the wardrobe and accessed via a hatch.

Master bedroom in Scandia Hus new build with air conditioning and MVHR system above and within wardrobe designed and fitted by SubCool FM
Close up of master bedroom wardrobe with air conditioning and MVHR vent on wall and unit hidden within cupboard via hatch by SubCool FM

With heating rising and large sunny windows, the room below has air conditioning grills to control the temperature. These face into the room by the door. Air vents extend to the bathroom and dressing rooms of this property.

Scandia Hus new build project upstairs bedroom overlooking garden with 2 air grills by door as part of MVHR and air conditioning system by SubCool FM
Bathroom in Scandia Hus new build with ceiling squares hidding MVHR system by SubCool FM

Design features

Stylish house with discreet systems

The client wanted the fresh air systems to be discreet and to blend into the general design of the house. With a geometric feel elsewhere in the home, square covers were used throughout for the vents.

Discreet square covers for ventilation valves and air con shown on walls and ceilings in bedrooms and landing
Discreet grills for air conditioning in kitchen and bedrooms in new build fitted by Sub-Cool FM

Outdoor units

Hideaway for outdoor units

In keeping with the high finish aesthetics of the house, the outdoor climate control and air conditioning units are all hidden behind a purpose-built wooden area for easy access and maintenance, but out of sight and playing areas of children.

Outdoor MVHR & aircon units in discreet wooden area at domestic build
Outdoor MVHR & aircon units in discreet wooden area at domestic build side view

A Cool Home

With total home comforts

Scandia Hus Crawley Down back of house view
Scandia Hus garden view by night

Contact Us 01293223044

The earlier we are involved in a new build project the better we can work with you to ensure you get the perfect solution and total comfort you are looking for. However, we can advise at any stage of the build. We’d love to hear from you with any queries.