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Bakehouse in Erichem

Erichem Netherlands, Municipality of Nijmegen, NL (Aspiring region) , Netherlands
Contact Goossen, Carl-Peter





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General description

Passive house renovation of the Bakehouse Erichem The owner, Matthijs Heuff, wanted to live on his parents’ impoverished estate to keep it intact. Next to the large dwelling house, there is a bake house dating from around 1700 that was still in use as a kitchen. The idea of the client was to make this into a separate dwelling. The municipality of Buren, of which Erichem is part of, places requirements on habitation: the entire estate had to become a municipal monument so that a second dwelling (the Bake house) could be created to maintain the estate. The outside of the Bake house had to remain intact. The owner was able to borrow € 90,000 from the bank for the renovation. Initially, the owner intended to arrange the renovation via a contractor and have it renovated traditionally. BouwQuest was also asked to submit an idea and together with the owner came up with the idea of developing a sustainable and energy efficient solution along the client’s vision of sustainable reuse of the estate.

Project type


Project scale

individual building

Ownership type

privately owned

Building type and size

semi detached house

Treated Floor Area according to PHPP


Energy efficiency and use of renewables

NZEB 17 kWh/m2/a solar boiler and 60 heatpipes as renewables and a woodstove (planning 2015) now withalle electric

Gross construction costs

83.000 (EUR/m² of Treated Floor Area)

Gross building strucutre + technical service costs

90.000 (EUR/m² of Treated Floor Area)

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