Passivhaus scheme goes ahead in Sussex

In Sussex, work has recently begun on a Passivhaus housing development aimed at creating new homes.

The scheme, designed by the architects PCKO, will cover an area of 2,000 square metres and cost £3.5m. This will create a total of 26 new homes. The houses will be constructed out of brick cladding around timber frames. The idea behind the choice of such traditional materials, rather than render that is typically used in Passivhaus schemes, is that it will be easier for UK builders to carry out the construction.

The Sussex scheme is due for completion in the spring