This Red Brick 1850’s Victorian house was renovated using low tech Passive Solar principles without affecting its character.
The following alterations were undertaken;
Passive Slab is Passive House certified to deliver the lowest U-value (as low as 0.08W/m.K) on the market and eliminates the critical wall-floor Cold Bridge. Read More
Cellulose insulation is made from recycled wood fibre, primarily newspaper. One hundred kilos of cellulose insulation contains 80 to 85 kilos of recycled newsprint. Waste disposal is a major problem for cities. Cellulose unquestionably meets all requirements for insulation specified by the guideline. Read More
Our Timber frame Passive Houses usually arrive on site pre-finished with Cellulose Insulation in the walls and triple glazed Passive House windows fitted. The Timber frame walls can be pre-finished internally, so no wet trades are required on site.Read More
Passive Houses are highly insulated, comfortable, cold bridge free structures that require little heating, they usually have triple glazed windows, heat recovery ventilation (HRV) and high air-tightness levels. It doesn’t cost extra to build a Passive House using our construction methods, as money saved on a complex heating system pays for better windows or extra insulation. Read More
We built this 320m2 house in Wicklow to Low Energy levels in 2006 using Externally Insulated Poroton blocks. It uses about 1.5 tonnes of Wood Pellets/annum costing about £280/annum which is just outside Passive Levels.Read More