My Modern House: article by The Modern House in March 2018 on building a Passivhaus for comfort and wellbeing.
Good Stock: article in Passive House Plus Issue 34. Ref pages 22-29
Stylish Stockport retrofit achieves radical energy savings
Renovating a 1960s house for comfort and efficiency: podcast HPH288 by Ben Adam-Smith from House Planning Help in September 2020
The healthy house: the renovation of a dilapidated 1960s box to Passivhaus (EnerPHit) standard
Remodel the existing building fabric, but remain true to the original house.
Be certifiable to a recognised Passivhaus standard without compromising on design.
Be simple and affordable.
3-bedroom house built in 1961.
Dilapidated, unmodernised and unoccupied for several years.
Uninsulated brick/ block cavity wall construction.
Demolitions included removal of all internal walls, finishes, fittings and services.
New triple-glazed windows, external doors and roof light.
Very high levels of insulation to walls, roofs and floors.
Mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery (MVHR).
New timber frame studio extension, UK grown cedar cladding.
Highly comfortable, clean and fresh environment with constant temperature.
Extremely low energy bills.
Noticeably fresher and cleaner.
Stable temperature throughout the day.
No draughts, damp or condensation.
Much improved sleep pattern for the whole family.
Significantly less dust, and consequently fewer spiders.
Enjoying lovely wide window sills.
See the BLOG for our diary on transforming this ordinary suburban house into something extraordinary.
HeskethHayden: client, designer, project manager.
Enhabit: Passivhaus consultant
Beswick and Son: Building works
Dave Plumber: Plumbing
Ian Plasterer: Plastering
Foggs Floors: Screeding
Cheshire Spray Painting: Spray painting
Pegasus Externals: External wall insulation
Photos: James Andrews Photography