Sean Murphy and Hollyhock Construction completed the entire Teulon House project — including design and construction — in only 10 months which is a very efficient timeline considering the logistical challenges the team faced due to the site’s distance from Winnipeg.
What’s more important was the end product met and exceeded the client’s expectations.
Crucially, the entire home ended up being completely accessible, an achievement that went a step farther than the client’s requirements for an accessible living area.
Also, the house achievedimpressive R-Values, and consequently, a high energy efficiency. The home’s main walls had a thermal resistance of effective? R-27.2, whereas the garage walls had effective? R-17.9. The home’s airtightness was equally as impressive , measuring at 1.24 ACH50 during the door blower test. That’s roughly twice as airtight as what most modern new homes offer, and slightly better than the 1.5 ACH50 Net-Zero Ready mark.
Thanks to its high thermal resistance values and impressive airtightness, the Teulon House received an EnerGuide rating of 76 Gj/year, which makes this house 29% more efficient than comparable modern homes.