Self Build

Training Academy

At our offsite factory and training facility in Norfolk, our instructors provide classroom and workshop-based training for construction professionals and self-builders. Our courses cover all aspects of Passivhaus building standards before we train you to construct the Beattie Passive build system.
Learn to build your own home to Passivhaus standard
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Learn the skills you need to build Passivhaus

At our offsite factory and training facility in Norfolk, our instructors provide classroom and workshop-based training for construction professionals and self-builders. Our courses cover all aspects of Passivhaus building standards before we train you to construct the Beattie Passive build system.


Course 1: Stick Build (Self Build)

The simplicity of construction of the Beattie Passive Build System and use of widely available materials makes for an efficient and viable alternative to traditional methods of construction. With unlimited possibilities for design, style, size and layout, the Beattie Passive system enables you to easily turn a much-anticipated vision into a high quality dream home. Passivhaus living offers many environmental, health and economic benefits and each of these is a fundamental part of the Beattie Passive Build System.

Course Overview

The course is designed for semi-skilled individuals looking to self-build as well as construction professionals looking to up-skill or build on existing construction knowledge.

With a mixture of classroom tutorials and hands-on workshop instruction, we offer a 5 day stick build course for self-builders and small developers looking to build a Passivhaus home onsite.

Course Objectives

  • To understand and be confident on the delivery of the Beattie Passive build system
  • To understand the fundamentals of Passivhaus construction
  • To understand the benefits of the Beattie Passive build system
  • Manufacture and assemble a two storey, 27m² Passivhaus structure
  • Construct the ground floor
  • Manufacture, assemble and install the Beattie Passive frame
  • Install new windows
  • Complete airtightness detailing
  • Importance of testing and site logs
Thanks for access to the course, it just reaffirmed to me how clever it all is and simple enough even for me. John is definitely the man to run the course and enjoyed the week
David Adamson
Best Build

Course 2: Flying Factory

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.

Course Overview

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
The Beattie Passive training course is perfect for anyone wanting to build a super-low energy home. Whether you’re a self builder or a building company, by the end of the course you’ll know you can do it. I know I did!
Ben
Contractor

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