Passivhaus, North Yorkshire

Client Brief:

To Project Manage and build a high quality, well insulated, thermally efficient and airtight new dwelling with the look of a traditional Yorkshire barn, but with Passivhaus certification.
  • Passivhaus, North Yorkshire by Acura Build
  • Passivhaus, North Yorkshire by Acura Build
  • Passivhaus, North Yorkshire by Acura Build
  • Passivhaus, North Yorkshire by Acura Build

The project began with substantial site clearance including demolition of a derelict existing post war house.

The site of the new dwelling was to be in the adjacent sloping field, which was dug out, and leveled.

Groundworks included field drains, domestic drainage and retaining walls around the field embankments where it fell away sharply to the new level of the site.

This build was project managed and constructed by Acura Build. The build included the house and an annex as well as external landscaping.

Working closely with the client, careful attention was paid to aesthetic and functional properties of all aspects.

Following construction of the property Acura Build were responsible for internal fit out elements such as flooring, bathrooms, mezzanines and windows as well as all ventilation ducting.

Our expertise in the field of specialist construction materials afforded some substantial savings in being able to offer the clients cost effective alternatives of similar specification to those in the bill of materials. For example, 40% saving on insulation costs and circa 30% saving on the cost of blocks.

"Acura Build’s workmanship, care and attention to the job are better than we have experienced with other contractors on previous build projects. When working on our Passivhaus, Marcin is proactive and clearly thinks through the options to any building scenario before making recommendations; he tended to consider both the aesthetic and practical solutions - not always the easiest for him to implement, however Acura Build always rose to the challenge.

Our build took 12 months and Acura Build worked cost effectively throughout, consistently researching and procuring the best materials at the best price for us.

We would wholeheartedly recommend the services of Acura Build to anyone looking for a builder for their Passivhaus, new build or simply a refurbishment of their property."

Mrs & Mrs M - Self-Builders, Pickering