So who are Passive Houses for?

Airtightness Test Kit mounted in hallway of London retrofit 2021

Are eco-friendly passive houses for rich people? Eco warriors? Self-builders? Housing associations? Or are they only the preserve of our more logical, engineering-minded continental cousins in Germany? Passive Houses are for everyone. To build a Passive House, ie, one that runs at ten per cent of normal household bills, doesn’t need any extra technology like air-source heat … Read more

The four ways dodgy builders ruin new-build low energy homes

Not many UK builders have embraced PassivHaus principles yet. Below are a few ways that builders in the UK can ruin low energy homes, either by ignoring or failing to understand the new wave of low energy design and build techniques that help create modern, ultra-comfortable, money-saving eco homes. 1) Ignoring the airtightness membrane UK Building … Read more