AECB Silver Retrofit in Manchester

Our clients, architects Russel and Anna made the move from the big smoke up North and found a dilapidated 1960s box to Passivhaus standards. Russel, a trained passivhaus designer, wanted some help from Enhabit on his self-build project whilst he was busy doing everything else! The brief was to remodel the fabric, but to remain true to the original building. Russel was keen to reach a certified standard, but to be simple and affordable to build. The AECB silver standard fitted the bill!

You can read more detail about the clients’ journey in their blog

The building hadn’t been lived in for many years and provided the perfect opportunity for a deep retrofit. The existing build-up was uninsulated brick/block cavity walls. This was wrapped in external wall insulation and the windows and doors upgraded to triple-glazed versions supplied by Enhabit.

The result is a beautiful, comfortable home with high levels of indoor air quality.

Enhabit provided passivhaus designer services, airtightness testing and the MVHR system, including design and commissioning.

The beautiful photographs are provided by Russel and Anna

The low energy home, warm in the winter, cool in the summer and with low energy bills all year aroundThe MVHR system providing the ventilation for the homeThe unmodernised homeThe home is designed using passivhaus principlesThe living area with excellent indoor air quality


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