2023 Passivhaus Awards: Congratulations to two ISOQUICK customers!

Congratulations to all the winners at last week’s 2023 Passivhaus Awards! All the projects nominated were fantastic examples of what can be achieved and we were delighted to see that two of the winners used ISOQUICK for their foundations! Congratulations to our customers Hackbridge Passivhaus Plus Primary School (Winner of Non-Domestic Category) and Ostro Passivhaus …

Build Homes Better is now a Patron Member of the Passivhaus Trust

We are extremely pleased to share that Build Homes Better is now a Patron Member of the Passivhaus Trust. The Passivhaus Trust is a fantastic organisation that advocates for the adoption of Passivhaus in the UK and having held standard membership for many years we have benefited from their work as well as enjoyed many …

Passivhaus equivalent legislation set to be introduced in Scotland

A proposed private member’s bill in the Scottish Parliament addressing the energy and climate crises has been successful. The Domestic Building Environmental Standards (Scotland) Bill which calls for all new housing in Scotland be built to the Passivhaus standard or to a Scottish equivalent has passed. The Scottish Government has said it will implement the standards within two years through secondary …

ISOQUICK® Installed at Collida’s Gascoigne Development in Barking

Last week our General Manager Jonathon Barnett was in Barking, East London to oversee the install of an ISOQUICK® base for our 2nd project with Collida Living (part of Wilmot Dixon). This ISOQUICK® base forms the foundation of a Passivhaus apartment block which is part of Collida’s Gascoigne development. The project includes: An extended edge …

The UK’s first Passivhaus NHS project

Foleshill Health Centre in Coventry is the first NHS building to achieve Passivhaus certification. It was a privilege to supply the ISOQUICK base for this project which paves the way further sustainable developments in the NHS estate. Read more about the project and the NHS’s carbon footprint ambitions here: https://www.passivhaustrust.org.uk/projects/detail/?cId=122

Build with Confidence: Changes to Building Regulations Part L

Today (15 June 2022) an important update to the Building Regulations came into force which includes an uplift to Part L. From today, all new homes must produce 31% less carbon emissions than what was previously acceptable in the Part L regulations. For buildings that are currently still in the planning process, there is a …

Polystyrene – debunking misconceptions

Despite increasing anti-plastic rhetoric, not all plastic is bad. Polystyrene, a key component of Build Homes Better products, is a versatile, lightweight and sustainable material. Often misunderstood, polystyrene is in fact one of the most sustainable plastics in the market. Lighter to transport meaning reduced emissions No toxic substances used in its manufacture Fully and …

ISOQUICK® Installed at Collida Living’s Passivhaus Plus Show Home

Last week our General Manager Jonathon Barnett was at the BRE Innovation Park overseeing the installation of the ISOQUICK® foundation for Collida Living’s Passivhaus Plus show home. The show home is part of a big investment into off-site manufacturing by Willmott Dixon who created Collida Living to develop a new generation of sustainable homes that …

Sustainable from start to finish

All Build Homes Better products are designed to be sustainable from start to finish. From manufacture, to delivery, to construction, to running costs – meeting the needs of occupants and the environment. Product Design Every Build Homes Better product is made with environmentally friendly Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) which is 98% air making it remarkably resource …

Three reasons our customers love living in their ICF homes

Building a home with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) has many advantages. During construction they are lightweight to move, easy to stack and allow you to build even in wet conditions. To live in, ICF homes are energy efficient, disaster resilient, quiet and warm. Here are three reasons our customers love living in their ICF homes. …