The whole project is really coming together with the windows now fitted and sealed with air tightness tape for maximum energy efficiency.
The roof joists are on and roof tiles in place, and we’ve even managed to install our all-important PV panels. Combined with the MVHR system, the panels will provide us with all our energy requirements with enough to spare to sell back to the grid. Win-win on fuel economy!
The garage is also under construction with roof on and is now tiled and timber clad, which blends in beautifully with the surrounding village and house styles as well as our new Passivhaus.
As the final element of the external finish process, the house will shortly have the render applied which will really make the house look like a home.
Internally things have been moving at such a pace! The first fix plumbing and electrics are complete as well as the MVRH system installed. The plasterboard is fitted across both floors and the stairs are in!
A critical part of the Passivhaus system from Beattie Passive is their thorough testing processes and we have now undertaken the air tightness test which was an amazing 0.46. Considering the average traditional new build is 10.0 you can see why we chose Passivhaus!
Now our focus has moved onto the fencing surrounding the property and external drainage, progress for which has all been helped by a very dry Spring.