Tagged: Passivhaus

Tales from the Joist End

Retrofit projects require careful detailing to secure the necessary energy efficiency improvements without compromising the building fabric. In the second of our articles on retrofit, we’re going to take a...

Cohousing Durham

Cohousing allows communities to meet the challenges of modern day life in a sustainable way. (Photo: Lancaster Cohousing project) Earlier this month I joined an inspiring group of people for the...

Bucking the Trend

We reveal the mysteries of how to design and build better homes. The Racecourse Estate in Houghton le Spring is an anomaly. It is to say the least a very...

Eco Self-Build in Upper Weardale

Phil and Joy Newbold have built themselves a compact low-energy home in Upper Weardale which achieves near-Passivhaus standards whilst nestling sympathetically into an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. “You will...

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