Solar Capture

Solar Capture

Scandia-Hus Timber Frames homes are inherently ‘low thermal capacity’ structures that benefit from sun rays beaming in. They heat the air in the rooms and not the structure which in doing so provide ‘Incidental Heat Gain’.

To get the best results from solar capture, always remember to maximise south facing windows and minimise north facing windows.

Passive solar collection can be a significant contributor to seasonal space heating and so it is important to avoid any overshadowing details. However, do be wary of summer over heating which is a natural partner of winter solar gain and a potential problem with low thermal capacity structures.

To help alleviate this problem, remember there is no better thing than natural cross ventilation when the temperature rises. Global warming will bring hotter summers to the UK and as such new buildings should feature external shading devices such as wide roof overhangs and loggias etc.