Campion Homes showcases Passivhaus development in Gauldry
Campion Homes joint managing directors Susan Jackson and Dougie Herd welcomed Homes for Scotland staff and members to its latest completed project in Gauldry this week, where they were invited to take a tour of the development and learn more about these innovative new homes.
The executive team from Homes for Scotland, as well as members from McTaggart Construction, Springfield Properties and Robertson Homes, met with the Campion construction team. Campion’s consultant architect David Tibbs of Oliver Robb Architects was also on hand to explain the process of designing this Passivhaus development. He demonstrated the extensive details required to achieve Passivhaus accreditation.
Sitting at the edge of the Fife village of Gauldry, Campion Homes has completed 30 new homes for social rent built to Passivhaus and Net Zero Carbon standards on behalf of Kingdom Housing Association.
The design also complies with Housing for Varying Needs, Building Regulations Silver Sustainability Standards and will achieve Secured by Design Gold accreditation.
These new homes will be highly efficient and will achieve an energy rating of 102 which exceeds the ‘A’ rated Energy Performance Certificate banding (92-100).
Designed to such a high standard, these homes will not only provide an environmental benefit but will also address fuel poverty by reducing energy costs for tenants.
The key principles of Passivhaus standard include increased high-quality insulation, high performance triple glazed windows & doors, airtight construction, MVHR heat recovery ventilation and enhanced thermal bridge detailing.
Campion Homes was previously involved in a pilot project which saw us construct the first Passivhaus in the affordable homes sector in the UK in Pittenweem in 2011.
Dougie Herd, joint managing director, said: “At Campion Homes, we aspire to build sustainable and environmentally friendly homes. This Passivhaus development has taken that to the next level. We are delighted to deliver these impressive new homes for Kingdom Housing Association.
“Construction to Passivhaus certification is extremely onerous and requires a very high level of attention to detail. We are very proud of our site team who followed the key principles behind the standards, and this allows us to showcase what can be done to make a positive contribution to the future vision for housing in Scotland.”