Jan Snel builds energy neutral homes in Hoek van Holland

Jan Snel builds energy neutral homes in Hoek van Holland

9 July 2018 |

WVH is developing new-build homes for 159-161 Tasmanweg using an innovative construction method. The home are being built in the factory and assembled on location. On 9 and 11 July the components for the homes will be transported by heavy haulage.

The construction two homes is relatively expensive. For us, it is paramount that the homes are affordable. That means that the homes are accessible for people who are entitled to rent subsidy. To make this possible, we opted for a system home and Jan Snel’s construction method. This involves the components for the home being manufactured in the Jan Snel factory. The ready made components are then transported to the building site where the homes are assembled in a few weeks. The manufacturing process in the factory is underway. The preliminary excavation work at the building site is also being carried out. The homes will be assembled and finished during two weeks of July. The laying of the power supply and water pipes will then be completed in August.

They will be WVH’s first newly built energy-neutral homes
The first two family homes are extremely well insulated and are not connected to the gas mains. They feature energy-efficient systems and solar panels on the roof. All in all, the homes themselves generate the energy that the average family needs for heating, ventilation, hot water, lighting and all domestic electrical appliances. As such, this new-build project perfectly suits our ambitions towards sustainability.

WVH works out the possibilities of constructing the ‘ideal water garden’ here
The ideal water garden is an idea that the Hoekse Druppies, a group of primary school children in the Hook of Holland, came up with for the international FIRST LEGO League competition. The ideal water garden is intended to prevent flooding. Using a combination of greenery and tiles, most rainwater can sink into the ground. Excess rainwater from the rood can be captured in an underground water tank. This water can then be reused for the garden. We would like to build the ideal water garden at one of these homes and give presentations and guided tours about sustainability in the home and garden this autumn.
The new homes will replace two houses that were demolished due to becoming uninhabitable after being damaged by fire. The appearance of the new build homes matches the existing landscape of the street.