Barbrook Passivhaus, Exmoor

Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ posted this on 11 Apr 2016

Barbrook PassivhausBarbrook Passivhaus is part of the national Retrofit for the Future competition; the aim was to retrofit two social housing properties to achieve an 80% CO2 reduction.


Contractor: RR Richardson

Architect: Clive Jones Architects

Materials Supplied: Homatherm UD-Q11


The two semi-detached houses are on the edge of Exmoor National Park, they were built in the 1930s of poured concrete with asbestos shuttering.


'The sub-contractor has been very pleased with its versatility and ease of use to install’ Main Contractor


The refurbishment involved stripping the houses right back to only the walls, a new timber-frame was built on the outside.

Ty-Mawr supplied Homatherm woodfibre boards for use in this project.