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Taking energy efficiency to a new level with Passivhaus project
The team from our Stoke office is currently working on the construction of a state-of-the-art dwelling based around the principles of Passivhaus in Stafford. 

We began working on the innovative residential building in October and are due to complete in May this year. The team of 15-20 operatives have been able to draw on all aspects of their experience in order to help create the stunning energy efficient home. 
 
Passivhaus design principles have been applied throughout the project with the Novus team delivering a high standard of workmanship to achieve the energy efficiency required by the client. As a result, the building is on track to achieve a 100% improvement over the target emission rate of the building regulations.
 
The team will be installing thermally efficient insulation, triple glazed windows and a nine metre lift and slide triple glazed door. Solar panels, underfloor heating, a mechanical vent for heat recovery and an air source heat pump have also been specified as part of the energy efficient design.
 
The residential property, designed by a local architect for his own family, incorporates two traditionally built block and brick buildings; one of which is a two storey building housing all four bedrooms and three bathrooms, while the other single storey block provides an open plan living area including kitchen. A timber built link has been designed to join both buildings together seamlessly, with Novus ensuring that the same level of insulation and air tightness is achieved throughout all areas of the building.
 
Ged Carr, contracts manager at Novus, said: “I’m really proud of the team - they’ve taken all the challenges that this unique project has thrown at them so far in their stride; demonstrating that we’re more than capable of working on innovative projects like this. We’re looking forward to a smooth completion and handover and can’t wait to see the finished home.”
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