Doors open on UK’s first permanent passivhaus showhome

Potton’s latest self build show home, built to Passivhaus standards and awaiting certification – exterior.

Self build specialist Potton has officially opened the doors to the UK’s first permanent self build Passivhaus show home at its dedicated show centre in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.   The much-anticipated show home, which has been designed to achieve the Passivhaus standard, will be the company’s sixth and most contemporary show

UK’s first ‘passive’ oak framed home under pressure!

UK’s first 'passive' oak framed home under pressure!

Award winning oak framed house builders ‘Oakwrights’ of Hereford have this week carried out successful preliminary air pressure tests on the UK’s first Passive House oak framed home, which is being constructed for Self-Builder Dr Phil Garnett in Yorkshire.   Passive House (also known as Passivhaus) is the fastest growing energy performance

Creating an exceptional passivhaus home

A stylish Passivhaus home in South Manchester has achieved exceptional levels of airtightness through a combination of careful detailing and a high performance structure, provided by the Kingspan TEK Building System.   Steve and Mel Howarth hired certified Passivhaus designers, PHI Architects, to create their dream home. After considerable research, PHI selected

New database of ‘passive house’ components

Passive House Conference 2016

Whether just browsing or to find a specific product – a new online database provides a detailed overview of components for Passive House construction. All of the products, which have been independently tested and certified with reference to their energy-relevant qualities, are listed together with relevant technical information; triple-glazed windows

Passivhaus uses ISO-BLOCO-ONE sealing tape

The award winning Whitwell House has achieved Passivhaus standards with ISO-CHEMIE sealing tape

High performance foam sealing tape has helped a specialist timber frame building achieve Passivhaus low energy standards.   Whitwell House passive house is a five bedroom detached family house located in the conservation area of Whitwell village on the north shore of Rutland Water.   The house has been designed to the Passivhaus low