1 Meeting House Lane, York – Shortlisted for UK PassivHaus Awards 2016


private client
completed in 2015

This new Passivhaus, located in a conservation area, uses locally sourced clay bricks (9 miles away to be exact) by Yorkshire Handmade to provide a delightfully textured and simple aesthetic. Masonry wall wide-cavity construction uses details developed with the Green Building Store, based on their experience at Denby Dale.

Issues concerning privacy and not being overlooked was a significant design constraint, which was overcome with the simultaneously decorative brick fins, adding dynamism to the facades’ finish. A key challenge was to make the roof-lights work as part of the PHPP; monitoring energy consumption and temperatures will tell us all how well this design strategy has performed.

Meeting House has been featured as a case study on the Ecology Building Society’s website. See Jenny’s story: A simple, beautiful, and light urban Passivhaus

” I can really appreciate how brilliantly the house has been designed and built. Everyone who comes is amazed at how good it looks and feels, even with boxes still piled up everywhere”
The client
“It’s been a great job to work on –  a pleasure to work with both client and Contractor. 
Congratulations city of York to your first certified passivhaus, and may there be many more!
Fran Bradshaw
Photographs by Paul Samuel White

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Video - UK Passivhaus Awards 2016: Urban Category -  Passivhaus Trust UK