PASSIVE HOUSE BUILD PROJECT - Part 2 Foundation

PASSIVE HOUSE BUILD PROJECT - Part 2 Foundation

How do we Create a Passive House?

Sustainability and affordability are two of the greatest things about passive houses. They feature HIGH levels of comfort, with LOW levels of energy use. Part 1 of our project explained what a passive house is, why you should want one and how they are achieved.

We want to talk a little more about our role in creating passive houses. There are lots of elements we need to consider for each house. We look at every part of the house, from the outside structure and insulation, to the inside heating and cooling. We plan, construct and organise your home to reduce the use and cost of energy, while still maintaining the vision for your home.

Why sustainable TINY HOMES are the lifestyle of the future and how you can start living it now! – Part 1

Why sustainable TINY HOMES are the lifestyle of the future and how you can start living it now! – Part 1

Sustainability is gaining recognition all over the world because it is becoming abundantly clear that living sustainable lives is something we must do to preserve our qualities of life and of all the lives on this planet.

Are Tiny Houses Sustainable?

The tiny house movement makes homeownership possible for people who couldn't otherwise afford it. It also gets major points for sustainability. Here's why tiny homes and small homes contribute to sustainable living:

PASSIVE HOUSE BUILD PROJECT – Part 1

PASSIVE HOUSE BUILD PROJECT – Part 1

Do you want to help the environment, be less reliant on power companies and save money long term?

A passive house is the perfect way to help achieve a higher level of energy independence while doing your part to cut down on CO2 emissions.

A passive house refers to how a building is structured and insulated, its orientation, as well as its ventilation. The aim of the passive house is to reduce reliance on heating and cooling technologies such as heaters and fans by optimising the way in which the house is built.

Caring For Our Planet: Part 3 - Living Off Grid and Loving the Land

Caring For Our Planet: Part 3 - Living Off Grid and Loving the Land

This post is Part 3 of a Multi-Part series about creating a more sustainable future.

One Planet, One People, Please...

In this post we will discuss off-grid systems, the concept of "reduce, reuse and recycle" within the building industry, the impact of building a house on the land and wider natural environment both during the build and afterwards, and how to build houses with heart ♥️

 

Caring For Our Planet: Part 2 - Passive House and Energy Efficiency

Caring For Our Planet: Part 2 - Passive House and Energy Efficiency

This post will touch upon Passive House concepts, the importance of ventilation and heat exchange, and why your windows and doors are one of the most important features of creating a house that saves you money throughout the lifetime of the house.

Caring For Our Planet: Part 1 - Sustainable Building, Sustainable Living

Caring For Our Planet: Part 1 - Sustainable Building, Sustainable Living

This post is Part 1 of a Multi-Part series about creating a more sustainable future. Topics covered in the series are:

  • Sustainable and eco-friendly building options
  • Toxicity in your home and how to reduce it as you build
  • Recycling and reducing waste, both in the building industry and in our personal lives
  • Energy efficiency in your home
  • Living off the grid and more in alignment with our natural environment

How to create an earthquake resistant house

How to create an earthquake resistant house

Your home is your castle, your fortress, your safe haven. So what happens when the walls start falling down around you? The ceiling caves in? It shifts off its foundations? What happens when your home is no longer keeping you and your family safe? 

In this post we explore the concept of creating an earthquake-resistant house and the birth of the vision for a home that protects not only the environment, your health and your finances, but your life when threatened by crisis.

(Photo credit: RNZ/Alex Perrottet)

Why use UPVC windows and doors?

Why use UPVC windows and doors?

What's the big deal about UPVC windows and doors? Why not just stick to good ol' aluminium framing? Here, we break down the differences between the two and why at Park Homes, we'll will only use UPVC framing for our energy efficient houses.