• Nicky Frost

Achieving the gold standard in energy-efficient self-build homes

Soaring energy prices have been making headlines daily, but for some households, heating bills aren’t much of a worry. These are residents of Passivhaus homes – homes that are built – or retrofitted – to an internationally recognised “energy and comfort standard”, which typically involves very high levels of insulation, triple-glazed windows, and an airtight, draught-free structure.

Energy-efficient self-build homes: As climate change awareness now on the forefront of many agendas, Passivhaus designs have become more popular with self-builders and right now there are 1,500 Passivhaus buildings in the UK.

What is a Passivhaus?