Monday, 12 September 2016

Another Touchwood house achieves Passivhaus certification!

Our client's on our Porters project, which we completed 3 years ago recently decided to put the house through the Passivhaus certification process to formalise the performance of their home. The house was modelled with PHPP early on, but during the build the clients were focused on managing the build, so decided to leave the certification process till later.

We have a number of projects where clients take this approach - holding back on the formal certification (but recording evidence during the build) so that all their energies are on organising the self build tradesman and the like.

Porters build cost was just over £1000/m2, for a home that has a negative heating bill, this is a great example showing that passivhaus is affordable, it is mainly just a different approach to the build.