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UK Passivhaus Open Days 2012- Participating Projects

Date: 9th Nov - 11th November 2012 Time: Over 3 days
Location: All over the UK Cost: FREE

 

At the UK Passivhaus Open Days, you will have the opportunity to experience the comforts of the Passivhaus standard first hand and learn more about it. A range of projects will be open to the public including private houses, social housing, community buildings, office buildings and refurbished properties. The buildings have been designed by different architects and built using various construction methods. 

List of participatig projects and their opening times:

  1. Denby Dale Passivhaus- Denby Dale, West Yorkshire
  2. Craigrothie Passivhaus- Cupar, Fife
  3. Fox Barn- Andover, Hants
  4. Hadlow Rural Regeneration Centre- Hadlow, Tonbridge
  5. Interserve's Passivhaus office- Leicester (BOOKED OUT)
  6. Knights Place- Exeter, Devon
  7. Lancaster Cohousing- Halton, Lancashire
  8. Oakmeadow Passivhaus Primary school- Wolverhampton (BOOKED OUT)
  9. Plummerswood- Innerleithen, Scotland 
  10. Rowan House- Exeter, Devon
  11. Sampson Close- Coventry (BOOKED OUT)
  12. The Autonomous House- Cropthorne, Worcestershire 


The Open Days have been organised in conjunction with The International Passive House Days set up by the International Passive House Association (iPHA).

Register your Passivhaus Project for the Open Days here. 



 

Denby Dale Passivhaus

Single family home | Denby Dale, West Yorkshire

The Denby Dale Passivhaus is a 3 bedroom detached home that has now been occupied for over 2 years. The project was the first certified Passivhaus in the UK to be built using cavity wall construction and has pioneered the combination of British vernacular construction methods with the German low energy Passivhaus design methodology.

More information on the project is at www.denbydalepassivhaus.co.uk

Visits available  
Friday     9th November      11.15 – 16.00
Saturday 10th November      11.00 – 16.00
Sunday   11th November        Not available
Address Denby Dale, West Yorkshire
Project stage Occupied
Passivhaus status  Certified
Project Team Green Building Store
Max. number of visitors 10 at a time
Other special Requirements N/A
Nearest public transport stop Denby Dale Railway station (10 minutes walk)
Booking details  Ring Chayley or Abi at Green Building Store Tel: 01484 461705 or email:  chayley@greenbuildingstore.co.uk 


 

 

Craigrothie Passivhaus

Single family home | Cupar, Fife

This compact 2 bedroom bungalow with a treated floor area of 81m2 was a first passivhaus project for all those involved. A high ratio of heat loss area to useable floorspace (the heat loss form factor is 4.6) meant that achieving the passivhaus standardproved to be a challenge in terms of design and building costs . The southerly aspect ofthe small plot (370m2) allowed the full benefit of solar gains to be taken. 

The house is of timber frame construction built on a ground bearing concrete slab andis thermal bridge free. U values of the floor slab, walls and roof are all around0.08W/m2K, windows & doors 0.8 to 0.9W/m2K.

Visits available  
Friday       9th November 10.00 – 15.00
Saturday  10th November 10.00 – 15.00
Sunday    11th November Not available
 
Address Sunnyside, Old Mill Road, Craigrothie, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5PZ, KY15 Cupar
Project stage Ocuupied
Passivhaus status  Passivhaus certified
Project Team Architect: Chris Morgan, Locate Architects Consultant: Graham Drummond, Passivhaus Associates Contractor: W H Brown Construction (Dundee) Ltd
Max. number of visitors 8 at a time
Other special Requirements PRE-BOOK only
Nearest public transport stop Cupar is the nearest town on main east coast rail line
Booking details Graham Drummond-  graham@passivhausassociates.co.uk or 07967 585414

 


 

Fox Barn

Single family home | Andover, Hants


Town Planners, Paul and Lisa Jackson gained consent for a new house designed by themselves, in November 2010. Following the bitter winter paying huge domestic oil bills they decided the new house should have very low energy requirements.  A key driver was that the design should be contextually appropriate to the village set within the Wessex Downs area of outstanding natural beauty. The simple plan and envelope of the house suited the passiv approach. A visit to eco-build reviewing whole house solutions introduced the Jacksons to Touchwood Homes, an English company, who create bespoke airtight homes using structural timber ‘I’ beams.  Architect Peter Smithdale of Constructive Individuals and Energy Consultant Roderick Williams supported the Touchwood team. WARM associates are assessing the scheme for passiv certification. Completion is expected early 2013.    

Visits available  
Friday        9th November 10.00 – 16.00
Saturday  10th November Not available
Sunday    11th November Not available
 
Address Fox Barn, Hatchet Hill, Lower Chute, ANDOVER, HANTS, SP11 9DU
Project stage Under construction – building will be airtight by 9/11/12
Passivhaus status  Aiming for certification. Initial PHPP complete. 
Project Team Jackson Planning, Constructive Individuals Architects, Williams Energy Design, WARM Associates, Touchwood Homes
Max. number of visitors 10 at a time, total of 100
Other special Requirements Parking in field opposite/ site loo only available
Nearest public transport stop Andover Train Station – 7 miles
Booking details Lisa Jackson – lisa@jacksonplanning.com


 

 

Hadlow Rural Regeneration Centre

Academic building | Hadlow, Tonbridge


The Rural Regeneration Centre is an iconic seminar and exhibition building, certified by the PassivHaus Institute, situated on a working dairy farm and providing a unique educational and sustainable experience.  It is a living example that low-carbon buildings can be built at the same cost as normal educational builds if sufficient thought, planning and passion is given at the design stage. An energy monitor captures and displays the energy consumption of the building.

Visits available  
Friday         9th November 10.00 – 15.00
Saturday   10th November 09.00 - 13.00
Sunday     11th November Not available
 
Address Blackman’s Farm, Blackman’s Lane, Hadlow, Tonbridge, TN11 0AX
Project stage Occupied
Passivhaus status  Certified
Project Team Eurobuild
Max. number of visitors 12 at a time
Other special Requirements To avoid farm traffic please ensure that cars are parked in the cinder area immediately in front  of the building or in the larger parking area to the left of the main farm drive.
There is a disabled parking space in front of the building and the building is on one floor so it is easily accessible for wheelchair users
Nearest public transport stop Tonbridge railway station
Booking details Sue Brimlow - sue.brimlow@hadlow.ac.uk


Interserve's Passivhaus office

Office | Leicester

(BOOKED OUT)


Visits available  
Friday        9th November 10.15 – 11.45
Saturday  10th November Not available
Sunday     11th November Not available
Address No 3, Rayns Way, Watermead Business Park, Syston, Leicester, LE7 1PF
Project stage Occupied
Passivhaus status  Certified
Project Team Architect: CPMG Architects Consultant: Couch Perry & Wilkes, Warm, BWB; Contractor: Interserve Construction Ltd; Client: Interserve Construction Ltd
Max. number of visitors 40 in total
Other special Requirements PRE-BOOK ONLY through UK Passivhaus Conference website.
Nearest public transport stop Nottingham railway station
Booking details

Visit the UK Passivhaus Conference website. This site visit costs £50 + VAT and includes transport from EMCC and back and a packed lunch.


Knights Place

Blocks of flats (18 affordable housing units in two blocks) | Exeter, Devon

Knights Place, Exeter is among the first social housing accommodation in the UK to be built using the Passivhaus method for an apartment development.

When the client, Exeter City Council, was offered a funding opportunity by the HCA to develop council housing in Exeter, it was decided to use this chance to provide exemplary, affordable housing, built to the highest standard of energy efficient construction with the aim to successfully target fuel poverty and combat climate change at the same time.

More information on the project is at www.ecodesign.co.uk

Visits available

 

Friday     9th November

     (Flat 14) 10.00 – 16.00

Saturday 10th November

     Not available

Sunday   11th November

       (Flat 7) 10.00 – 16.00

Address

Knights Place, Exeter

Project stage

Occupied

Passivhaus status 

Certified

Project Team

Gale & Snowden Architects and Mechanical Engineers

Max. number of visitors

5 at a time

Other special Requirements

N/A

Nearest public transport stop

Beacon Heath, Merlin Crescent Bus Station (2 minutes walk)

Booking details

 Tomas@ecodesign.co.uk

 


 

Lancaster Cohousing

Housing  | Lancashire



The first residents have now moved into the Lancaster cohousing project of private homes, community facilities, workshops/offices and shared outdoor space. The site is just outside Lancaster on the outskirts of the village of Halton and offers stunning views of the river Lune. The project is being built on ecological values in partnership with our architects, Ecoarc and our builders, Whittle Construction

Visits available  
Friday        9th November Not available
Saturday  10th November Not available
Sunday     11th November 13:00 - 17:00
Address Forgebank Walk, Halton, LA2 6FD
Project stage Occupied
Passivhaus status  Aiming for certification
Project Team Ecoarc and Whittle Construction
Max. number of visitors 2 tours of up to 15 each
Other special Requirements

Two tours will take place at 13:30 and 15:00. Tours must be booked in advance. Tea and cakes will be available in the common house.

Please note that the community cohouse is vegetarian. We project is still a building site in places so be aware that there might be mud underfoot!

Nearest public transport stop

Train to Lancaster then bus to Halton which are hourly on Sunday – details will be supplied to visitors

Booking details

Contact Kathy kathybashford@googlemail.com 07825610342 or Pam pam.hearne@strath.ac.uk 07968090742 to book on a tour

 


 

Oakmeadow Passivhaus Primary school

Primary school | Wolverhampton

(BOOKED OUT)

Oakmeadow primary school is one of the first in the country achieve Passivhaus certification (February 2012). The school is designed to Passivhaus only because Architype recommended it to the client, Wolverhampton City Council and Architype responded to their challenge that it was fine to achieve Passivhaus within the budget and tight timescale. Oakmeadow Primary school was the winner of UK Passivhaus Awards Non domestic category.

Visits available  
Friday         9th November 15.00 – 16.45
Saturday   10th November Not available
Sunday     11th November Not available
Address Wolverhampton
Project stage Occupied
Passivhaus status  Certified
Project Team Architect: Architype; Consultant: E3, Nick Grant & Alan Clarke; Contractor: Thomas Vale Construction Ltd; Client: Wolverhampton City Council
Max. number of visitors 40 in total
Other special Requirements PRE-BOOK ONLY through UK Passivhaus Conference website.
Nearest public transport stop Nottingham railway station
Booking details Visit the UK Passivhaus Conference website. This site visit costs £50 + VAT and includes transport from EMCC and back and a packed lunch.

 


Plummerswood

Single family home | Innerleithen, Scotland

Plummerswood is a new private dwelling on a site overlooking the River Tweed. It has been designed to last 100 years and takes into account the requirements of future generations of the family.

The house is the first to be constructed in the UK with zero heating requirements using the mass timber Brettstapel technique. Passive technologies such as orientation for daylight and solar gain, super insulation and air tightness levels have been utilised in order to achieve the internationally recognised Passivhaus standard. The main superstructure was prefabricated in Austria and shipped to the site in the Borders area of Scotland.

Visits available  
Friday         9th November 14.00 – 17.00
Saturday   10th November Not available
Sunday     11th November 14.00 – 17.00
Address Plummerswood, EH44 6 PS Innerleithen
Project stage Occupied
Passivhaus status  Certified
Project Team Architect: Gaia Architects
Max. number of visitors
Other special Requirements PRE-BOOK ONLY
Nearest public transport stop N/A
Booking details Ian Nimmo- plummerswood@gmail.com OR 01896-833 102

Rowan House

Blocks of flats (3affordable housing units) | Exeter, Devon

Rowan House and its sister scheme Knights Place were among the first social housing accommodation in the UK to be built using the Passivhaus method for an apartment development.

The development is situated in a conservation area, next to two listed buildings and the massing, orientation and footprint of the building was dictated by this fact. All three units are occupied since December 2010 and the project is currently monitored under the TSB’s Building Performance Monitoring Programme.

More information on the project is at www.ecodesign.co.uk

Visits available

 

Friday     9th November

     (Flat 1) 10.00 – 16.00

Saturday 10th November

     Not available

Sunday   11th November

     Not available

 

Address

Rowan House, Exeter

Project stage

Occupied

Passivhaus status 

Certified

Project Team

Gale & Snowden Architects and Mechanical Engineers

Max. number of visitors

5 at a time

Other special Requirements

N/A

Nearest public transport stop

Heavytree Road, Church Road Bus Station (2 minutes walk)

Booking details

 Tomas@ecodesign.co.uk

 


 

Sampson Close

Social Housing | Coventry

(BOOKED OUT)

The Sampson Close scheme of 18 flats and 5 houses is the first and largest social housing scheme in the Midlands to obtain Passivhaus Certification. 

Prefabricated timber frame wall and roof panels were factory made in Germany and delivered to site in a predetermined sequence for erecting. High performing insulation, made up of a high recycled content, gives performance U values less than 0.15W/m2K to walls, floors and roofs.  The first three homes at Sampson Close, which were erected in one week; all achieved an air test of 0.6 or below. Large solar panels are used to heat the domestic hot water system and a district gas fired heating system provides space heating when required. It's anticipated that a two-bedroom flat will cost less than £2 per week to heat. Sensors have been installed to monitor temperature, humidity, CO2, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), energy consumption for space heating and domestic hot water and the Data collected is analysed by Orbit and used to plan maintenance and investment programmes.

More information on the scheme can be found here.

Visits available  
Friday        9th November 12.45 – 14.00
Saturday  10th November  Not available
Sunday    11th November  Not available
Address 40 Sampson Close, Foleshill, Coventry CV2 1RB
Project stage Occupied
Passivhaus status  Certified
Project Team Architect: Baily Garner, Consultant:Gumpp and Maier, Trecodome; Contractor: Wates Living Space; Client: Orbit Heart of England
Max. number of visitors 40 in total
Other special Requirements PRE-BOOK ONLY through UK Passivhaus Conference website.
Nearest public transport stop Nottingham railway station
Booking details Visit the UK Passivhaus Conference website. This site visit costs £50 + VAT and includes transport from EMCC and back and a packed lunch.


The Autonomous House- Cropthorne, Worcestershire 

Single family house | Cropthorne, Worcestershire

The Cropthorne Autonomous House is a four-bedroom detached home of brick and block construction, designed to Passivhaus standard. Super-insulated, triple-glazed, and thermally massive, it has no space heating of any kind: no boiler, no wood stove, no heat pumps. Enough heat is generated by passive solar gain, MVHR heat reclaim and the activities of the occupants. 'Water-neutral' by use of harvested rainwater and dry composting toilets, it needs neither mains water supply nor drainage. Intelligent use of renewable energy makes the house carbon negative. It obtains its servicing almost entirely from the land on which it stands, giving it a tiny environmental footprint.

www.cropthornehouse.co.uk.

Visits available  
Friday        9th November 13.30 – 17.30
Saturday  10th November 10.00 - 17.30
Sunday    11th November  10.00 - 17.30
Address Middle Lane, Cropthorne, Worcestershire WR10 3LZ
Project stage Occupied
Passivhaus status  Designed and built using the PHPP but not officially certified
Project Team Neill Lewis, architect; Mike Neate, Eco-DC, project manager; Mike Coe, owner, project coordinator, plumbing, electrics, MVHR and rainwater harvesting installation
Max. number of visitors 12 at a time
Other special Requirements Indoor shoes/slippers
Nearest public transport stop Evesham Railway Station: 3 miles; Pershore Railway Station: 4 miles
Booking details Call Mike Coe on 07850 832750; email: mc@mikecoe.com

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