Passivhaus Home Takes Shape

gcp's Oxfordshire Passivhaus project is progressing well as the insulated concrete formwork heads towards completion. This innovative construction method involves building a 'stay-in-place' two panel formwork out of expanded polystyrene (EPS). The panels are held together with a web system made of 100% recycled materials and formwork is stacked, reinforced with steel and then filled with concrete.
Benefits of this system for Passivhaus design include cold bridging elimination and an airtight structure, which enables the home to be ventilated more efficiently. For our client, their home will be highly energy efficient, draft proof, acoustically insulated, safe and secure, durable and low maintenance.