Church project helps reduce carbon footprint

Image credit: Roddy Scott Photography

LENZIE-based timber frame specialist Fleming Buildings has delivered a striking extension to Milton of Campsie Parish Church in East Dunbartonshire.

Built on the site of, and incorporating the existing church hall, the new building has created a versatile space which includes an auditorium, meeting rooms and café.

An air source heat pump has been installed to reduce the costs and carbon footprint of the building, which received a triple A insulation rating.

Image credit: Roddy Scott Photography

The new extension was constructed from a steel frame with metal stud infill panels with a mix of rain screen and masonry cladding to the small room accommodation and aluminium standing seam to the new sanctuary.

The link corridor was formed using hybrid window units, which enclose an existing canopy structure. The roof was clad in aluminium standing seam.

Director Ronnie Burrows said, “An interesting aspect of this new church was the design of the energy supply.

“Use of very latest air source heat pump has much reduced the carbon footprint of the building to the extent that it is zero carbon rated.”