Consultancy service

Green Building Store’s consultancy service is currently being redeveloped and intends to offer a range of consultancy services for building professionals and their clients to help domestic residential projects meet low energy building standards, such as Passivhaus, EnerPHit and AECB.

Consultancy services currently on offer:

Design review

Review of your early stage drawings/ plans looking at:

Drawing on our Passivhaus building expertise, the review would look at:

  • Objectives of the newbuild/retrofit project and priorities
  • Overall building design/retrofit plans
  • Options for materials, products & services
  • Risks around moisture
  • Cost and buildability

The design review usually involves a 2 hour meeting via Microsoft Teams or Zoom. We will have studied your project plans, images and key questions in advance. The review would ideally involve both architect/building professional and client.

Typical costs: 2 hour meeting @ £500 + VAT 

From Summer 2022 we intend to offer:

Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP)

PHPP is some of the most robust building software available, allowing our experts to help you design buildings offering exceptional levels of comfort and energy savings. Our PHPP service is ideal for architectural practices that are looking to outsource their PHPP modelling.

Denby Dale Passivhaus PHPP

PHPP for Passivhaus certification

Passivhaus certification provides quality control at design and build stages. It is rigorous, but assures building performance. We offer a package of support to facilitate building certification to either Passivhaus or EnerPHit standards, depending on whether your project is newbuild or retrofit. This can involve just creating the final PHPP model and submission of information to a Passivhaus certifier, or can also include design advice by incorporating other elements of our consultancy offer.

2D thermal bridge analysis

Thermal bridges in highly insulated buildings contribute an additional heat loss from a building’s fabric of up to 30% and also create a risk of condensation and mould growth. We can review building details and suggest modifications or alternative options to design out any thermal bridges. We also offer 2D Thermal Bridge Analysis to calculate psi values where required.

Reducing thermal bridging "D Thermal Bridge Analysis

Technical expertise

Bill Butcher, Director, Green Building Store

Our team, led by Director Bill Butcher, has developed expertise in low energy building , from the pioneering Denby Dale and Golcar Passivhaus projects through to radical retrofit projects such as the multi-award-winning Cre8 Barn EnerPHit project.

We use our in-depth knowledge of the exemplar Passivhaus methodology to help deliver the best performance to any level of build. Our extensive experience means we can give full technical support for your project with an emphasis on simplicity of design, pragmatic solutions and buildability.

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