Passivhaus design

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When building your dream or forever home, it is sensible to consider the ongoing running costs and day-to-day comfort of your home. Oakwrights can help you deliver a house which is both cost effective to run and provides an exceptional internal environment through the integration of Passivhaus design principles.

What is Passivhaus?

Passivhaus is a rigorous standard for building designs. Passivhauses often use 90 per cent less heating and cooling energy than a typical home. They are so well designed and insulated that a full, traditional heating system is not considered necessary.

We delivered the first certified oak-framed Passivhaus in the country, supported by Certified Passive House Consultant, David Bryan.

Passivhaus characteristics

When building a house to Passivhaus standard your house will benefit from:

  • Excellent air-tightness
  • High levels of insulation
  • Triple-glazed windows
  • Mechanical heat recovery and ventilation

Your oak frame Passivhaus

The oak frame is wrapped in a specific version of our encapsulation system, WrightWall Natural. The joist panels come pre-installed with membranes and battening on the inside for pipes and cables. This bypasses the need to penetrate the airtight layer.

We explain these principles in more detail with you. You can integrate the low-energy principles of Passivhaus design, even if full certification is not your target.

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