Passive House

Heating your Tiny Home in Winter

Heating your Tiny Home in Winter

With the cold weather starting to roll in, it’s time to talk about HEATING. The great thing about choosing a Park Homes house is we design our homes with superior insulation so heating is easy and efficient! It’s all about quality when it comes to heating a home. Our homes all come with Passive House approved ventilation systems, guaranteeing 85% or more energy efficiency. That's over 20% more efficiency than most other systems.

What is nZEB and how is it different from Passive House?

What is nZEB and how is it different from Passive House?

Never heard of nZEB? If you follow our passive house posts, you probably know more than you think.

The International Passive House Association defines nZEB as nearly-Zero Energy Building. nZEB buildings are cost-effective, energy-efficient designs that rely on renewable energy sources. They have a huge focus on sustainability, so naturally nZEB goes hand-in-hand with passive houses.

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.

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

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.