Enhabit’s clients wanted to build a comfortable and healthy home, ensuring that the temperatures were consistent and the air quality high. An energy efficient home was also a crucial requirement. After taking up one of Enhabit’s design briefs, the clients weighed up the options and decided upon certified Passivhaus as the target.
“The experience of living in the house is, frankly, amazing. I never thought it would perform as it does, as nothing ever seems to live up to expectations. The passive house consultant from Enhabit said we wouldn’t realise how comfortable it was until we moved in and it’s absolutely true.” – Homeowner
The project was designed by HMY architectural practice. An ISOQUICK system was used to deliver energy efficiency from the ground up and a SIPCO SIPS system was used for the build.
Enhabit provided M&E design, Passivhaus consultancy, the design supply and commissioning of the Zehnder MVHR system and the airtightness products and testing.
“Our passive house maintains a temperature of 21 degrees during the winter. Even if the temperature outside is freezing and it drops overnight to 18 or 19C [inside], as soon as you get up and switch the kettle on, and other such day to day tasks that generate heat, it soon moves up to 21C. We put in a wood burner in the kitchen, but we barely need it. We only used the central heating for about 10 hours all last winter.”
The images are provided by Andy Stagg.
The home was featured in PASSIVE HOUSE + magazine.