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What does Smart Home at HUF HAUS mean? In addition to the technical building equipment, both the construction and the floor plan concept of every half-timbered house are intelligently planned and implemented. Because it doesn't have to be obvious at first glance that a house is smart. The technology in the HUF House is almost invisibly integrated into the construction and is already planned in advance according to your wishes.

Learn more about the clever design principle, the smart home features and the intelligent heating systems from HUF HAUS!

HUF Smart Home Features

HUF Smart Home Features

Upon request, we can make your house smarter. With the KNX technology, we embed the building with a network of communicating devices.

It can regulate the use of light, heat, fresh air and shade practically on its own. KNX makes it possible to connect the automated interaction with various components and therefore offers more comfort safety and efficiency in your HUF house.

Once the infrastructure is in place, you can expand your KNX system at any time as KNX is almost limitless in its expandability, always adaptable and therefore future proof.

During its life of the installation the user requirements can be adapted quickly and flexibly.

Extensions and alterations can therefore be easily integrated into the system.

In addition, we can enable you to operate your building services remotely if you wish. Control the light sources with your mobile device, switch on the heating before you come home after a long journey. Your tailor-made Smart Home from HUF HAUS makes all this possible for you.

The HUF consulting team will be happy to inform you about the many possibilities of building automation. What counts most are the needs and requirements of future residents.

HUF HAUS plans and installs KNX-compatible alarm and security systems on request according to the guidelines of the Association of Property Insurers, Class A and B, as additional equipment. These systems can be designed as a preparatory service or as a complete system. Additional protection requirements make each alarm system unique.

  • Light control
  • blind management
  • Multimedia
  • Alarm and security systems
  • door communication
  • scene programming
  • temperature control
  • CO2 sensors
  • residence simulation
  • weather station
  • remote maintenance
  • Control via mobile devices

Healthy Living

Healthy Living

The greatest challenge was to achieve minimum energy consumption despite generous glazed areas. Our HUF engineers have succeeded - with a powerful combination of determination and creativity. At the same time, they have set new standards in timber-frame construction demonstrating that the centuries-old proven method of building with wood has a bright future when adapted intelligently to address new challenges.

The revolutionary innovation in timber-frame construction of the HUF HAUS is the use of highly efficient thermal insulation with the wooden structural components. This unique insulation is prefabricated with great care and effort at the HUF factory. This reduces any "thermal leakage", weak points in the thermal outer shell, to an absolute minimum.

Stuctural Thermal insulation

Stuctural Thermal insulation

The revolutionary HUF HAUS innovation for timber-frame buildings is that all wooden structural elements use a highly efficient thermal insulation layer. This unique insulation is prefabricated with great care and effort in the HUF HAUS plant. "Thermal leakage", weak points in the thermal outer shell, is thus reduced to an absolute minimum. The energy efficiency thus realised obviates the need for mineral wool.

Adaptable to any climate region
As part of HUF HAUS' green[r]evolution innovation, the already well-insulated walls have been designed to maximise energy efficiency. As well as increasing the wall thickness, adjustable according to the climatic region, the wall materials have been optimised to achieve maximum thermal insulation. The high-quality rendered external wall sections no longer require any joint seals.

State-of-the-art and future-proof building technology

State-of-the-art and future-proof building technology

In addition to the structural heat insulation, each new HUF House is equipped with the latest  technology that makes a significant contribution to its energy efficiency. Even in its basic configuration, each HUF HAUS includes the following energy efficient technology:

High-efficiency air-to-water heat pump - latest generation
The environment is (in most cases) full of unused energy. Only at minus 273°C has all energy been extracted. A certain amount can be utilized for generating hot water or heating by using the heat pump technology. The laws for conservation of fuel and power stipulate the use of renewable energy sources. HUF HAUS supports this trend in respect of the environmentally friendly impact of the heat pump systems. The cleanest and most sustainable energy source is the sun's energy which is stored in the ground, in the groundwater or in the air. With the use of intelligent heat pump systems this energy is utilised effectively. Your heating system will be provided with a sufficiently-sized and well insulated water storage tank for the under floor heating. The necessary electrical wiring for the heating system will be installed by HUF HAUS.

HUF HAUS uses modern air water heat pumps, a step towards energy efficiency and protecting the environment. As the air water heat pump is the sole heating system the use of fossil energy sources becomes obsolete.

Modern under floor heating
HUF HAUS installs a modern under floor heating system. It represents the decision for comfort and efficiency:

  • Surface heating is a low-temperature heating system, as due to the large heating areas a low temperature level is sufficient to heat the building. Rooms are evenly heated by the radiant warmth of the floor.
  • The pleasant radiant warmth of the floor provides comfort and improves well-being.
  • Heat loss is minimized when generating and distributing the heat through low flow temperatures.

Additional Equipment

Additional Equipment

If desired, every HUF house can also be equipped with the following technology: Geothermal heat pump

Brine water heat pumps use the energy stored in the ground to generate heat. Since the temperature in the ground modulates only slightly, the geothermal heat pump generates consistently high efficiencies throughout the entire year.

The Ice Store System
The optional ice store system demonstrates the latest technology for heating your HUF house; more efficiently and even more friendly to the environment. The system itself consists of several components: The main element is the subterranean ice storage tank which is combined with a heat pump.

HUF Air Systems as Option
Due to the wealth in options we decided to offer bespoke ventilation systems, designed to meet your individual requirements. All systems are tailored around controlled mechanical ventilations systems with heat recovery (MVHR), each backed by our high quality under floor heating.

Photovoltaic system - invest to earn
Photovoltaic systems convert solar energy into electrical energy. Subject to local regulation, electrical energy generated in this way can be fed into the public grid thus generating an income. This significantly improves the overall energy balance of your home. The ART 9 show house in the HUF Village demonstrates how you can go beyond mounting a photovoltaic system on the roof to integrating it harmoniously into the overall architecture of the house

Solar Heating System for Hot Water Supply
In addition to the hot water supply HUF HAUS offer solar panels on the roof. A respective concept will be tailor-made to compliment the choices you made in your fit-out.

Number one in sustainability and quality

Number one in sustainability and quality

  • KFW-classification KfW 55
  • U-Value triple glazing: 0,5 W/m²K
  • U-Value exterior wall: 0,17 W/m2K
  • U-Value roof: 0,175 W/m2K
  • Sustainability for each house: DGNB Gold
  • Sustainability at its best:DGNB Platinum
  • Heating on the basis of renewable energies
  • Healthy living
  • Wood

Each HUF house construction achieves the efficiency grading of ‘House 55’ 
Each HUF house construction achieves the efficiency grading of ‘House 55’ (KFW-classification) and is equipped with all the necessary energy efficiency features at no additional cost. A HUF house can be built as a plus energy house at your request. 

Platinum certification for HUF HAUS 
As recipients of a Platinum certification from the German Sustainable Building Council  for its UK show house – Riverview in Weybridge, Surrey, HUF HAUS has received the highest possible recognition for its commitment to designing and building eco-conscious homes.  Watch Video ...

Gold for Sustainability 
HUF HAUS Sets a New Standard in Sustainable Construction for the UK. HUF HAUS, the pioneer of bespoke, pre-manufactured homes, has set a new benchmark in sustainable construction, with a brand new accreditation from the German Sustainable Building Council or DGNB – the first award of its kind to be granted in the UK. Read more about the DGNB...

Certification for outstanding wood protection
HUF HAUS has received the highest possible recognition for its remarkable wood protection concept given by Germany's most famous wood protection expert Bormir Radovic.

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