Flying Factory

Our Flying Factory offering is a proven concept with low start-up costs. We'll provide your staff or your Direct Labour Organisation (DLO) with all the support, training and technical ‘know-how’ you need to run your own Flying Factory and build Passivhaus standard homes using local labour and supply chains.
Learn to build housing to Passivhaus standard
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Become a Beattie Passive Flying Factory Partner and you can build homes to Passivhaus standard

The Flying Factory offering is designed for Housing Associations, ALMOs, Councils, Social Enterprises, Community Land Trusts and Developers that want to provide Passivhaus standard accommodation to their residents. Become a Beattie Passive Flying Factory partner and you’ll be officially licensed to use our patented, certified and award-winning build system.

Fascinating visit to Beattie Passive in Bicester to see how they are building Passivhaus homes in a ‘Flying Factory’, allowing homes from self-build to social housing to be built with cost, time, health and environmental benefits
Rebecca Evans
Minister for Housing and Regeneration, Wales

How does it work?

Beattie Passive will provide you and your in-house team with all the training and knowledge you need to begin working with your own Flying Factory. The training package consists of 5 weeks of hands-on training time.

An opportunity for four trainees to learn from our experienced team. We’ll train you to manufacture and construct the Beattie Passive build system at our Training Academy in Norwich, Norfolk.

Beattie Passive’s Flying Factories enable you to deliver your own Passivhaus standard housing with offsite manufacture and rapid onsite assembly. Flying Factories are ideal for Housing Associations, Councils, CLTs and Developers that want to offer Passivhaus standard homes to their residents/clients.

The training gives you the “know-how” and support to set up and run a Passivhaus Factory, providing you with the confidence and ability to manufacture to Passivhaus standard on a large scale.

The course includes:

  • Beattie Passive Fundamentals Training (1 weeks at our factory in Norfolk)
  • Support to set up the factory (1 week) – full support and know-how to set up and start manufacturing in your own Flying Factory
  • Onsite Training (3 weeks) in-depth onsite training running alongside the erection of the first house, covering the key elements of the Beattie Passive onsite works for the Structural Thermal Envelope
  • Regular visits from Beattie Passive Technical Expert to provide advice, training, guidance, innovations and process improvements – this will ensure that new improvements and innovation are passed onto your team to continuously improve the quality and performance of the system, improve efficiency of factory operations and share new innovations

Course Objectives

The learning outcomes include technical ‘hands-on’ skills as well as a thorough understanding of the Passivhaus principles, and the Beattie Passive build system.

  • To understand and be confident on the delivery of the Beattie Passive Build System
  • To become the Accredited Beattie Passive Engineer to deliver the project and be responsible to complete the on-site build logs
  • To understand the fundamentals of Passivhaus construction
  • To understand the benefits of the Beattie Passive build system
    Manufacture and assemble a Passivhaus structure (stick and panel delivery)
  • Set up your own Beattie Passive Flying Factory.

Provides the opportunity for four trainees to learn from our experienced team on how to manufacture and erect the Beattie Passive system at our training centre.

We’ll support you to begin manufacturing from your own official Beattie Passive Flying Factory. You’ll benefit from the experience and expertise we’ve gained from our own factory and from supporting our established Flying Factory partners.

You’ll be given in-depth onsite training as you build your first house that covers the key elements of the Beattie Passive patented structural thermal envelope.

Our team will provide support, training and mentorship to share innovations and continuously improve the efficiency of your factory operations.

What are the benefits?

  • Employ local labour or your own DLO to build our system.
  • Use your own local supply chain.
  • Deliver social and economic benefits in your local community.
  • Manage your costs.
  • Establishing a Flying Factory in close proximity to construction sites is highly efficient and lowers transport costs.
  • Faster delivery! Sticks and panels can be manufactured offsite.
  • No specialised equipment required.
  • Your Flying Factory can be scaled up, scaled down, relocated or mothballed as needed.
  • Support people to learn carpentry and construction skills.

Hear from our Flying Factory Partners

Watch our Flying Factory webinar

Our Flying Factory Partner’s Projects

Sefton Road, Old Colwyn
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Award-winning Social Housing Development
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Tros yr Afon
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Energy Efficient Social Housing
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Social Housing for Fairhive
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Get in touch to become a Beattie Passive Flying Factory partner
We look forward to working with you