Good quality design and craftsmanship paired with superior windows and doors, high levels of insulation and heat recovery ventilation are the key elements that set Passivhaus construction apart from standard building regulations.
Excellent health and comfort conditions are key. A Passivhaus has more fresh air than traditional construction techniques. With a mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system supplying a continuous stream of pre-warmed fresh air, your house will be healthy and free of humidity and its associated mould problems as well as airborne pollutants.
In the UK, this typically involves:
“The heat losses of the building are reduced so much that it hardly needs any heating at all. Passive heat sources like the sun, human occupants, household appliances and the heat from the extract air cover a large part of the heating demand. The remaining heat can be provided by the supply air if the maximum heating load is less than 10W per square metre of living space. If such supply-air heating suffices as the only heat source, we call the building a Passive House.”
Univ. Prof. Dr Wolfgang Feist Head of Energy Efficient Construction/ Building Physics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria and Director of the Passive House Institute, Darmstadt, Germany
“Beattie Passive was the first company in the world to be awarded certification as a complete build system by the Passivhaus Institute in Germany.”
Passivhaus standard can be achieved in a number of ways. Beattie Passive offers the easiest way to achieve Passivhaus. Our design technology provides the only complete certified Passivhaus build system (walls, roof and ground floor). This significantly simplifies the delivery of Passivhaus and ensures it achieves this high standard every time.
Passivhaus standards are delivered with every build:
In addition to the Passivhaus standards, we give you more!
Beattie Passive buildings are designed for long life and high performance. Meticulous attention to detail, rigorous design and construction and an exacting certification process, all ensure that what is designed is built, and what is built performs as it was designed.
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Beattie Passive is delighted to be partnering with the Passivhaus Trust on their nationwide campaign 'Passivhaus Goes Personal' which is aimed at anyone contemplating building their own home. Watch their short video and read the campaign brochure highlighting the many benefits that Passivhaus can bring.
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Ron Beattie with trainees from ToolShed, a social enterprise that empowers young people to work in the construction sector. Four members of Toolshed, 1 trainer and trainees attended our flying factory training course and are already building the Passivhaus structures for a project in Graven Hill. Below is an article printed in SketchUp News on their […]