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Removing obstacles to Passivhaus in the UK

Bill Butcher, Director, Green Building Store

Blog by Bill Butcher calling upon UK Government to give Passivhaus ‘deemed to satisfy’ status within Building Regulations.

5th February 2013

Stirley Farm EnerPHit: The timber frame walls

Timber frame walls at Stirley Farm retrofit project

Blog outlining airtightness and insulation strategy for timber frame walls at Cre8 Barn EnerPHit Passivhaus retrofit project.

28th January 2013

Stirley Farm EnerPHit: Foundations & groundfloor

Cavity drain membrane - Stirley Farm low energy barn conversion

Blog looking at detailing for groundfloor and foundations of Cre8 Barn EnerPHIt Passivhaus retrofit project.

13th December 2012

Stirley Farm EnerPHit: Dealing with moisture

Barn at Stirley Community Farm - before retrofit

Blog on the Cre8 Barn, Stirley Farm EnerPHit project looking at WUFI analysis of moisture penetration through the external masonry walls and the prevention of damage to the internal building structure.

26th November 2012

Stirley Community Farm EnerPHit – supporting the external walls

Stirley Farm EnerPHit: concrete wall connectors detail

Blog looking at structural solution developed at the Cre8 Barn project to use wall connectors between inner timber frame and external wall structure.

15th October 2012

Stirley Community Farm EnerPHit – the plans

Ground Floor layout Cre8 barn Stirley Community Barn

Blog by Bill Butcher outlining the key issues and considerations at our EnerPHit barn conversion project for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

15th October 2012

International Passivhaus Conference 2012 – blog by Chris Herring

Blog by Green Building Store Director Chris Herring reflecting on the 2012 International Passivhaus Conference in Hanover.

3rd May 2012

Narrowing the performance gap

Bill Butcher Director Green Building Store

Blog by Bill Butcher looking at ways to narrow the performance gap from the perspective of construction site workers and managers.

13th February 2012

Living in a Passivhaus: Spring

Denby Dale Passivhaus owners

The owners of the Denby Dale Passivhaus share their experiences of living in a Passivhaus through the seasons. This blog is the Spring update.

21st March 2011

Living in a Passivhaus: Lessons of the winter

Denby Dale Passivhaus at dusk

The owners of the Denby Dale Passivhaus share their experiences of their first winter in the house.

8th February 2011

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