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Passivhaus & low energy

With a global target to reduce CO2 levels by 80% to 1990 levels by 2050 as outlined in the Climate Change Act 2008, the emphasis on the building of carbon neutral homes has never been greater. 

Richardson & Peat has a long and distinguished reputation for delivering bespoke, turnkey solutions for new or existing buildings required to perform to a range of low energy standards. Passivhaus, Active House and carbon neutral, zero-energy homes; Richardson & Peat possesses the skills and experience to provide buildings which look as good as they perform, offering exceptional levels of occupant comfort with minimal energy usage.

The company’s craftsmanship is employed to expert effect at every stage of construction, ensuring from start to finish, the fabric, materials, location and energy systems are all commissioned properly to adhere to the Passivhaus Institute’s detailed assurance process.  

Before the critical construction phase, Richardson & Peat offers clients a valuable consultation and guidance service. This includes technical support, product recommendations and energy assessments, to assist in the successful design, build and certification of Passivhaus building projects.

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For Airtight Buildings - Mind the Gap

For Airtight Buildings - Mind the Gap

Air leakage in the form of a draught within a building’s fabric is usually easy to detect...

Steve Richardson | December 1, 2017

Farmhouse Renovation Takes More Than Building Expertise

Farmhouse Renovation Takes More Than Building Expertise

Farmhouse renovation, fuelled by initiatives such as the government’s Permitted Development Scheme, has seen derelict outbuildings restored as stylish homes comprising modern trimmings.

Matt Troiano | November 1, 2017

The Benefits of Passive House Outweigh the Challenges

The Benefits of Passive House Outweigh the Challenges

Passive House is regarded as one of the best standards to reflect ultra-efficient building performance but do the benefits outweigh the challenges?

Martin Peat, Director - Richardson & Peat | October 2, 2017