Passive House

We are one step closer to saying goodbye to the rain (well inside anyway) πŸ™Œ We've been busy covering the roof with wood fibreboard. A high performance product which gives a tight thermal envelope and fire retardant layer. Wood fibreboard has excellent insulation qualities for a...

Another day - another storey! Day seven and the clients and their neighbours are amazed at how quickly the project is taking shape and with a good team behind us we are pretty chuffed too πŸ‘...

Day four of our Passiv Haus build in the Forest of Dean and the internal walls have been built to give racking strength ready for the construction of the first floor. Vapourblock board and Pro Clima tescon airtightness tape supplied by Ecological Building Systems   [gallery ids="1397,1399,1398,1400"]   ...

Day two of our latest timber frame project, sole plates set out and bolted in place now the structure for the ground floor walls is complete with only one and a half days of actual build time πŸ”¨ The floor will be hung from the glulam...

Groundwork complete βœ”οΈ Retaining walls built βœ”οΈ Drainage and sewer works connected βœ”οΈ Supporting steelwork up and welded/bolted in to place βœ”οΈ Timber on its way βœ”οΈ We are all set to go...

Compacfoam - you may have heard of it but for those of you that haven't, don't let the word foam throw you off...

https://youtu.be/TWF95FO25O8?t=5 Tree Tops Passivhaus update: Β  Now that the insulation form work for concrete has been installed, the next stage is to lay a radon barrier (damp proof membrane) before installing two separate layers of reinforcing mesh in the bottom and top of the 300mm thick slab. Such...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxfNRCjw1rA   3.5 hours to install – a floor that remains warm underfoot all year round – impressive we hear you say!? We think so too……. This interlocking foundation system by Isoquick is laid to form a β€˜bath’ for concrete to be poured in to, while creating a...

There are numerous benefits to building a Passive House but one that runs through the core is sustainability. The principles of Passive design are based on minimal environmental impact by maximising the use of 'natural' sources of daylight, heating (solar gain), cooling from natural ventilation...