Caplin Homes build low energy timber frame houses for private individuals, independent developers and housing associations.
Economical to run
High levels of thermal insulation and air tightness minimise heat loss.
Economical to maintainInnovative materials help to substantially cut lifetime maintenance costs.
Economical to buildNew timber frame techniques dramatically cut on-site work and construction times.
Caplin Homes specialise in building the most energy efficient timber frame houses. They dramatically reduce heating and maintenance costs and yet are no more expensive to buy than conventional homes.
Whether it’s a five bedroom detached house for a private owner, or two up, two down affordable semis for housing associations, we can take a project through from design to completion without fuss, using established materials and methods.
Our approach to energy strategy is always straightforward:
1. Minimise energy losses using the highest standards of thermal insulation and air tightness.
2. Make good use of free solar energy coming from south facing glazing, photo-voltaic cell arrays etc.
3. Having reduced the building’s need for heat to a minimum, use a heating facility just big enough to meet this much reduced demand. This will often be an exhaust air heat pump which extracts solar heat from glazing and waste heat from the building and uses it as a heat source for a heat pump which provides hot water, central heating and circulates warmed fresh air throughout all the rooms of the house, all with minimal energy consumption.
This means that for public sector housing, who must meet this criterion from 2013, we are able to offer affordable housing which will remain affordable.
Equal emphasis is given to reducing the other running costs of the building. Maintenance is an important part of the lifetime costs of ownership so we supplement the energy savings with features that also reduce maintenance costs.
Caplin Homes are located in Leicestershire and undertake projects throughout Central England.
An innovative Leicestershire eco-house built by Caplin Homes has won the top accolade at the LABC East Midlands Building Excellence Awards. read more…
The UK’s first fully solar-powered new-build home has been completed in Great Glen, Leicestershire by sustainability specialists Caplin Homes.
This week Harry and Tom from Papercut Media have been down to visit the Solar House. With them, they bought their Hexacopter and mounted cameras, to capture aerial video and photographs of the house.