Val-U-Therm Helps Scotframe Score a PassivHaus First in the UK
Val-U-Therm has been used to help deliver the first social rented house in the UK to achieve the PassivHaus accreditation. The high-performance eco-home was recently completed by Scotframe for the Kingdom Housing Association in Pittenweem, Scotland. It was built as a partnership between Scotframe and Campion Homes.
“This project shows the exceptional thermal performance benefits that Val-U-Therm can bring to the Housing Association sector,” says Val-U-Therm’s Managing Director, Bryan Woodley. “The Pittenweem house has not only achieved PassivHaus accreditation but has also been selected as the National Green Champion for Scotland in the Green Apple Awards and we are delighted that our product has helped it win the award.”
According to Scotframe’s Managing Director Bob Edwards the closed panel system will become the future of building houses and The Kingdom House is a shining example of how things should be done. Kingdom House has been "an exciting and groundbreaking" project for Scotframe to be involved in, says Bob.
The three-bedroom, highly energy efficient, detached family home was designed to PassivHaus, Eco Homes and the Code for Sustainable Homes design criteria. Highlighting the buildability benefits of the Val-U-Therm system, the house structure was erected on site in just one day. It’s other eco-friendly specifications include, solar panels for hot water, photo voltaic panels which generate electricity and an air source heat pump to power the under floor heating.
Kingdom Housing Association works throughout East Central Scotland to provide housing to meet a wide range of needs including housing for single people, families, older people and people who have particular needs.