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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Politicians need to pick up the baton and run with it. Thanks for your interest in this. Subscribe to Archello’s newsletter. Another airtightness tape was used to seal the gap between the window and the plywood box.

Hopefully this will come to fruition soon!

Denby Dale Passivhaus: 5 years on

Cookies This site uses cookies: Thermal bypass refers to air movement through or around insulation, which can reduce its effectiveness. The design team preferred to put resources into Passivhaus energy efficiency measures rather than micro-renewables. For more information on Denby Dale, please click here.

Passivhaus buildings require very high levels of airtightness 0. We went away to a country cottage in Cornwall a couple of years ago.

Denby Dale Passivhaus: Derrie O’Sullivan

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. For the Denby Dale Passivhaus this meant design detailing for windtightness andcareful installation of insulation. Bill Butcher – Green Building Company. By clicking anywhere on our website you will accept our cookie policy.


Maximising airtightness Passivhaus buildings require very high levels of airtightness 0. This says it all — in a gentle anecdotal tone relating the journey, including problems along the way, honestly for others to learn. Economics, performance, availability, ease of fitting and reducing thermal bypass were all among the benefits of the Knauf Insulation products chosen.

Today the house is a warm and comfortable 21 degrees inside, 10 degrees outside. In manufacture it uses a high content of recycled glass bottles and requires less overall energy consumption than some alternative products, resulting in less carbon emissions.

The Denby Dale Passivhaus’ design and construction pays particular attention to junctions, which are always difficult for airtightness because of the differential movement between different materials.

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Denby Dale Passivhaus

The way forward Passivhaus wins constantly in addressing fuel poverty, comfort and energy efficiency. Making buildings better Products and support for energy efficient homes and buildings.

In addition to its thermal performance glass mineral wool also has other sustainable features. Architype Kirklees Media School: Want to see more like this? It optimises heat from the sun and Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery MVHR provides constant fresh air and helps retain the heat inside the house.

It has super insulation and triple glazing on windows and doors combined with insulated timber frame all help to retain heat. By continuing to browse our website, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. He then noticed that a thin grille on the outside of deny inlet duct was clogged up with seeds and leaves from the garden. An adhesive-backed airtightness tape was then attached to the plywood with a fleece wrapped into the wet plaster, making the junction between the plywood and plaster airtight.


Your email address will not be published. One of our big challenges is getting Passivhaus supported in Government. Get an MVHR quote. The aim of building this property was to provide the construction industry with an easy to use template to build a low energy Passivhaus passiivhaus techniques and materials that are familiar to the British workforce.

It is really important that people get to experience the comfort, warmth and air quality of Passivhaus buildings first hand to help spread the word.

Has progress been made? Whatever we do to it, the house runs along performing perfectly, paassivhaus after hour, day after day, year after year. It wins on comfort, it wins on cost, it wins on sustainability. Passivhaus is up against various vested interests.

Understanding and modelling thermal bridging is becoming absolutely critical to accurately predicting the heat loss of a building.

Mark Siddall Vaudeville Court: Now we need 18… 9 days ago. Soon afterwards a new operating system was installed which has helped regulate the boiler better. I contacted Cllr Andrew Cooper about projects for social housing with Passive in mind, on Plane Street, Huddersfield 18 months ago and re-contacted him just recently as nothing had happened as far as I know.

He immediately removed denny grille and the system worked fine.