Our clients, architects Russel and Anna, made the move up North from the big smoke. They found a dilapidated 1960s box to renovate using Passivhaus principles. 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 it had to be simple and affordable to build. The AECB Building Standard fitted the bill.
You can read more detail about the clients’ journey in their blog https://thebox-haus.weebly.com/
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