The term passive house (Passivhaus in the German language) refers to the rigorous, voluntary, Passivhaus standard for energy efficiency in buildings, reducing its ecological footprint. Passive design is not the attachment or supplement of architectural design, but an integrated design process with the architectural design.
The Passive House concept has been successfully used on the continent for 15 years and is the basis of The Code for Sustainable Homes which is the UK national standard for sustainable design and construction of new homes, allowing you to building to a low-energy standard set at level 3 of the code or up to level 6 of the code to achieve a zero-carbon building.
With gas supplies uncertain and significant pressure on the building industry to produce carbon efficient homes, it offers a viable alternative to conventional building design which offers greater flexibility, saves money on construction costs / times and promises extraordinary savings on heating / cooling of the building from day one.
Norscot has been developing and refining a cost-effective energy-efficient range of timber frame kit homes which encompasses the latest technologies for some time now. The result is ultra-low energy kit homes which require little energy for space heating or cooling.
There can be little doubt Norscot has stood the test of time. This means customers can expect products which are “fit for purpose” and a reliable service. They can also have total confidence in the comprehensive guarantees offered by the company.