Passive House 

High Performance Buildings



Warm. Healthy. Energy-Efficient.

High-performance homes are based on the Passive House principle. Designed for the comfort and well-being of their occupants, they maintain excellent air quality and year-round comfortable temperatures. These homes are energy-efficient and environmentally responsible.

We believe all new homes should be high performing. However, it’s also possible to improve the quality and performance of existing homes, so they’re more comfortable to live in. High performance can be achieved to different degrees, with varying budgets.

“My goal is to help our clients to see the value in making their new home a Passive House. Enabling them to reap dividends that last a lifetime and provide a basis for the healthiest lifestyle possible.” ~ Shaun Spillane, S.A.S Builders

Correctly measuring your local environment

One cornerstone of Passive House design is a thorough understanding of your local environment. For instance, your home might be in full sun on top of a hill or in a valley under full shade. Rather than a "one size fits all" approach Passive House professionals gain insights into your surroundings, enabling them to thermally model a design to ensure they create the correct home for the environment.

Fresh Air

Breathable air is a fundamental necessity, and a Passive House takes this to heart. For those who love the details, this means 0.649 air changes per hour, measured at n50. All you need to do, is imagine inhaling fresh, filtered air every hour of the day, untainted by pollutants or allergens.

Restricting Mould Growth

A consistent supply of fresh air plays a pivotal role in mitigating mould growth within indoor spaces. When air circulates, it prevents the accumulation of dampness on surfaces, diminishing the likelihood of mould spores finding suitable breeding grounds.

Ventilation systems, such as mechanical or natural ventilation, facilitate the constant exchange of stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air. By regulating humidity, reducing stagnant conditions, and enhancing overall air quality, proper ventilation significantly contributes to mould control and promotes a safer and more comfortable living space for your family.

Use a Passive House Professional

Crafting a Passive House requires specialised knowledge and expertise. Enlisting the services of a trained Passive House professionals elevates your project from mere construction to a true work of art. The team at S.A.S Builders possess an in-depth understanding of the principles, techniques, and intricacies involved in creating a high performance, energy-efficient dwelling.

Our guidance ensures that your Passive House adheres to rigorous standards, optimising its potential and safeguarding your investment.

If you need more reasons…

Increased Resale Value:

As energy efficiency becomes a more significant factor in property valuations, Passive Houses tend to command higher resale values. Potential buyers are often willing to pay a premium for a home that offers lower operating costs, better comfort, and a reduced environmental impact.

Environmental Sustainability:

Passive House buildings have a much smaller carbon footprint compared to conventional structures. The energy-efficient design and reduced reliance on fossil fuels contribute to lower greenhouse gas emissions. By investing in a Passive House, you're making a positive contribution to environmental sustainability.

Futureproofing Against Rising Energy Costs:

Over time, energy costs are likely to increase. By building or owning a Passive House, you are insulating yourself from future energy price hikes. Your property will remain affordable to operate and maintain, providing a level of financial stability in the face of uncertain energy markets.