FAQ’s

A home built to keep you so warm, a bit like a ski jacket, additional heating can be overkill most of the year.

Heating bills will be 80-90% lower

75% less energy to heat the hot water

Most of the year solar power stored in batteries could provide/store most of the electricity a family needs daily, depending on lifestyle.

In summer, surplus solar power could offset the winter use and standard tariff.

  1. Buyers benefit from a future-proofed home
  2. By making an investment now, buyers benefit from years of extra repayment
  3. Battery storage is an essential feature to maximise your free renewable energy
  4. The building has lots of “upgrades”:
  • 3 times as much insulation
  • A heat recovery system with pollution filters (from outside air)
  • 9 kWh battery
  • Solar panels
  • High-performance windows
  • State-of-the-art renewable hot water heater – a ThermoPod
  1. Healthier home
  2. Lower bills
  3. Lower carbon impact on the environment
  4. Increased comfort, both stable room temperatures and quieter (outside noise)
  1. Apply for planning consent as normal
  2. Contact PureHaus for recommendations of trained builders
  3. The Government are funding training courses to up-skill the construction industry in sustainable methods.
  • 2-year customer promise / builder warranty on the home
  • 10 years for windows
  • Appliances come with manufacturers standard guarantees
  • MVHR comes with a 5-year guarantee

There is a higher risk of overheating than being cold. Thats why we have engineered a cooling strategy for heatwave periods. Purging the building and strategic shading keeps it comfortable.

  • 24 x 7 comfort, not just when the heating is run.
  • Less maintenance
  • Negligible running costs
  • You do not need to dust the house! Lol
  • You don’t get to waste money on heating
  • Laundry will dry quickly so you have to fold it and put it away quicker!

It’s a timber frame with an internal airtight membrane, so installing fixtures requires thought. Instructions will be supplied.

Extending the house will change its performance, so a Passivhaus designer should be consulted. PureHaus can make recommendations.

It is a risk, changing the way we live helps. We have engieered a strategy to maintain comfort.

  • Purging a night (windows on vent)
  • Shading – closing curtains in the day when out (hot summer days)

Few people are aware that solar panels have a high embodied carbon footprint, but, they reduce your day-to-day energy needs and reduce your carbon footprint that way.

At Spring Meadow our houses are insulated with mineral wool

We provide 2 x 500w panel heaters for the coldest days of the year.

The heat recovery system has a small built-in heater. It will also distribute the heat around the building. Keeping the comfort level balanced.

It’s the equivalent of heating your home with a hair dryer – on the coldest days.

Typically 85% less than a traditional house

We believe so, and if not a buyer will enjoy far more comfort than the majority of society.

Purchase the property, solicitors fees

Pay council tax estimate; detached (F), semi detached (E) Townhouse (H)

Electric bill

Yorkshire Water bill Community association/management of shared/public facility £50pcm

Optional upgrades

(1) Flooring

(2) Electrical

(3) Built-in furniture

Step inside one of the structures and close the door, incredible reduction in sound, you won’t believe your ears!

  • If it is a hot day you will be letting hot air in. On a cool day, you will experience a cool draft but it will not be detrimental to your comfort. Just close the window and the house will rebalance.
  • The ventilation system will temporarily be ineffective.

If you like it hotter than 20-21 degrees which it is likely to be, turn the thermostat up on the panel heaters up, and set them to a timer.

The hot water storage tank is large enough for a full household. With  renewable heat sources operating 24 x 7, it would be unlikely you would experience a cold tank. Running the tap constantly will eventually empty the hot water. It would only take about 30 minutes to reheat. There is mains electricity if renewables failed

No, although they are German-engineered and selected for the build quality and manufacturing efficiency – well-built kitchens last longer and therefore don’t need replacing as often which is better for the environment.

The carbon footprint is approximately 1/6 of a traditionally built home