On site - Eco-Homes Bristol

ModCell are helping to build, what is believed to be, the worlds first commercially available straw Eco-homes. Working closely with Bristol based developer Connolly-Callaghan we are building seven new homes using the recently BM Trada Q Mark certified ModCell Core prefabricated straw bale panel system. As part of the planning requirement the panels are being clad with red brick.

The traditional red brick and tiled roof of St Bernards Road complements the look and feel of exisiting neighbouring Shirehampton homes . This handsome row of housing comprises 5 three storey properties with room in the roof layouts and two hipped roof, two storey properties that bookend the development.

Behind the traditional brick elevation of the St Bernards Road development is a state of the art, super insulated, low carbon straw bale construction system by ModCell. The excellent insulating properties of straw encapsulated in the walls of the project can reduce your heating and cooling bills by up to 90% compared to the average for Bristol.


The latest thinking in Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) means that warm stale air inside the house is exchanged with fresh air from outside. The system cleverly swaps the heat from the outgoing air into the incoming fresh air to ensure stable temperatures, better air quality and drastically reduces you heating bills and carbon footprint. The combination of straw bale construction and MVHR means your home stays warm in winter, cool in summer and looks after your health and wellbeing. 


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Energy Efficient!

The super insulated straw bale walls reduces energy use year on year.

Smart!
The Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery system reduces energy, saves you money and looks after the health and well being of you family.

Generous!
The Photovoltaic solar panels provides you with free electricity and a quarterly cheque from the feed in tariff.

Quality!
The ModCell System is certified by Q Mark, one of the most demanding quality control systems in construction.

Innovative!
The ModCell System is an award winning construction system used across the UK.

Tested!
The ModCell System has been rigorously tested. Not even the big bad wolf could blow your house down!

Help to Buy!
This project qualifies for the Help to Buy scheme

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