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6 things needed to achieve the Passivhaus standard in the UK

Passivhaus is a standard for design and construction that aims to create a home that stays at a comfortable temperature with minimal energy use. Sunlight, human and appliance generated heat are used to dramatically decrease the need for additional space-heating.


According to the Passivhaus Trust, the 6 elements typically needed in the UK to achieve the Passivhaus standard are:

  • ensuring very high levels of insulation;

  • the installation of extremely high performance windows with insulated frames;

  • an airtight building fabric;

  • ‘thermal bridge free’ construction;

  • a mechanical ventilation system with highly efficient heat recovery;

  • and accurate design using the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP).

To find out more about the Passivhaus standards, click here.


For help with getting planning consent for your project, you can contact us via advice@planix.uk or 0845 170 8050.





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