Passivhaus & retrofit blog

Holmfirth farmhouse radical retrofit: Nearing completion

Intermediate floor detail to allow for continuity of insulation and airtightness

Blog looking at construction detailing on the Holmfirth farmhouse radical retrofit including floors and roofs, alongside low carbon heating and ventilation choices.

27th August 2021

Can an MVHR system be used for cooling?

Zehnder ComfoAir Q MVHR unit in situ

MVHR heat recovery ventilation transfers heat or coolth between incoming and outgoing air. Can additional cooling also be added?

18th August 2021

Installing windows in energy efficient retrofits

Airtightness detailing around PROGRESSION window at Denby Dale Passivhaus

Blog outlining strategies to minimise thermal bridging and maximise airtightness when installing windows in energy efficient retrofit projects

7th January 2021

UK Passivhaus conference 2020


Members of the Green Building Store team share their thoughts and reflections on the 2020 online UK Passivhaus conference.

3rd December 2020

Why triple glazing?

18. Submitted by Jo Mallows

Blog outlining the physics of comfort and why triple glazing is an essential component of a low energy home.

5th November 2020

Tips for successful selfbuild and retrofit projects

Architectural plans

Every year we support and supply hundreds of building projects around the UK. We have accumulated a huge amount of experience of what makes a successful selfbuild or retrofit project. Here we share some tips which we hope will help your project be as successful as possible.

5th November 2020

Holmfirth farmhouse radical retrofit: Window detailing

PROGRESSION triple glazed timber window with GRP cladding at Holmfirth radical retrofit project

Blog by Green Building Store Director Bill Butcher outlining the window installation detailing on our Holmfirth deep retrofit project.

1st October 2020

Holmfirth farmhouse radical retrofit: Internal wall insulation (IWI) strategy

Applying Diathonite at Holmfirth Farmhouse 1

Blog by Bill Butcher outlining the internal wall insulation strategy implemented for the radical retrofit of farm buildings in Holmfirth West Yorkshire.

8th September 2020

Guest blog: Funding your Passivhaus or low energy self-build project

Selfbuild project funded by Ecology Building Society

Tips and advice on how to keep costs under control during your eco self-build.

1st July 2020

Living in the Kirkburton Passivhaus

Kirkburton Passivhaus

Blog by the occupants of the Kirkburton Passivhaus, sharing their experiences of the first 9 months of living in the house.

1st July 2020

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