North East Reports / PassivHaus Bungalow Development, Houghton-le-Spring

This post-construction and initial occupation study was undertaken on two 2 bedroomed terraced bungalows (one end- and one mid-terrace) which form part of a development of 28 bungalows, all of which are to be occupied by older residents.
The project experienced a number of challenges that significantly impacted on the construction phase of the project. However, the project proceeded with the care and quality in the construction with particular effort applied to maintaining an effective air barrier and quality to installing the building services and the effective commissioning of the systems. This study highlights the benefits of adopting an independently assessed and certified scheme to monitor quality on a project.
See also Phase 2 study 450070.
  • Domestic
  • Social rent