This year’s tour took in 3 passivhauses, after a fine breakfast, and 28 or 52 miles of cycling (train home or cycle home).
First stop was The Greenhouse, which Conker detailed and administered in 2008. It was great to hear that the house is working well and is super efficient and comfortable. Construction consisted of cavity walls to ground floor and timber frame first floor using I joists.
We then visited two houses designed by Rod Springett on a site in St Margaret’s at Cliffe; many thanks to Rod and his neighbour for showing us around their lovely new houses. Work was still in progress finishing off the details, both use cavity wall construction with timber external cladding and flat single ply roof membranes. These were Rod’s first attempts at full Passivhaus, Rod generously shared his experiences with us.