Learn about Building

This page offers handy links to every aspect of your home-building plan, from initial planning, building issues and insurance or warranties, through to helping you make the decision on heating, plumbing and electricals, and right through to second or final fix. Contact me at Patrick [@] heatspaceandlight.com if you have any specific questions.

Building a comfortable, eco-friendly home

First off, find out more about the German eco home design specification “PassivHaus” and the newer design for refurbishments and retrofits known as “EnerPHit”.

Introducing PassivHaus low energy design

The low energy standard for renovations in the UK – EnerPHit

Thermal Bridges

The Ventilation Principle

Understand why ventilation matters


Why double-glazing can cause you trouble