First UK Passivhaus to be built with cavity wall construction. • Design & build project led by Green Building Store. • Denby Dale, West Yorkshire • Private. The Case Study I have chosen is the Denby Dale Passivhaus. The rationale behind this decision was mainly due to the wealth of resources provided. Design Case Study. Denby Dale Passivhaus was built for a private client who wanted a three bedroom detached house, built to a strict budget of £, on an.

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Denby Dale Passivhaus: Derrie O’Sullivan

Get an MVHR quote. The incoming air is blown past the outgoing air and is used to heat the incoming air. Hopefully this will come to fruition soon! It allows for sufficient and comfortable ventilation to all areas of the denbj whilst minimising the loss of heat gained from the sun, human activity, cooking, showering, electrical appliances etc.

Green Building Store will never sell your data and your data will be safeguarded in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Airtight measures include west plaster barrier applied inside the walls, minimising shrinkage between wall and floor and use of airtightness tapes and membranes. Super deny Super insulation is fundamental to Passivhaus construction, along with close attention around junctions of these elements. Built by Green Building Store’s construction division – Green Building Company – the project is the first certified Passivhaus in the UK to be built using cavity wall construction and has pioneered the combination of British vernacular construction methods with the German low energy Passivhaus design methodology.


It wins on comfort, it wins on cost, it wins on sustainability.

Denby Dale Passivhaus: Derrie O’Sullivan

However, the client did receive a grant to install solar thermal panels for hot water. Earthwool DriTherm Cavity Slabs are flexible enough to eliminate air gaps and prevent heat loss due to their inherent ability to knit together at joints between the slabs. Super insulation is fundamental to Passivhaus construction, along with close attention around junctions of these elements.

You have to experience the comfort of a Passivhaus for yourselves to understand how different it feels from a standard building. Thermal bypass refers to air movement through or around insulation, which can reduce its effectiveness. What really needs to happen is for Passivhaus to be used for social housing.

We welcome your involvement, enthusiasm and engagement – it’s what the industry needs to keep moving this work forward.

This is achieved by use of a sophisticated heat exchanger driven by two very efficient fans. Bill Butcher – Green Building Company.

Soon afterwards a new operating system da,e installed which has helped regulate the boiler better. This says it all — in a gentle anecdotal tone relating the journey, including problems along the way, honestly for others to learn.

It has super insulation and triple glazing on windows and doors combined with insulated timber frame all help to retain heat.

Denby Dale Passivhaus: 5 years on

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Whatever we do to it, the house runs along performing perfectly, hour after hour, day after day, year after year. Many thanks, Murray — Penzance. Thanks for your interest in this. Minimising thermal bypass Thermal bypass refers to air movement through or around insulation, which can reduce its effectiveness.

We have always said that we wanted to make the Denby Dale Passivhaus available to visitors as a resource. He then noticed that a thin grille on the outside of the inlet duct was clogged up with seeds and leaves from the garden.

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The original design details developed for the project can also be used as a template for the construction industry as to how to minimize thermal bridging, improve energy efficiency and maximise the airtightness of projects built using cavity wall construction. Mark Siddall Vaudeville Court: