House Extensions and Property Renovation in Heathfield
The Benefits of the Passivhaus

Originating in 1988, the Passivhaus movement began as a conversation between Bo Adamson from Sweden’s Lund University and Wolfgang Feist who worked for the German Institute for Housing and the Environment. They were discussing the various properties constructed by new home builders in the US in the early 1970s who were attempting to fabricate low-energy houses due to the oil embargo. Canada and Denmark also began looking at building alternatives during this decade.

We are consistently aiming to improve our building methods at Avant-Garde Construction Group. Serving clients in Heathfield and the surrounding areas, our builders focus on environmentally friendly methods and we aim to source sustainable materials for our new builds, property renovations, property extensions and property development projects where possible. 

Passivhaus Benefits

There are many advantages to self-building or having a property constructed to Passivhaus standards. Even if you spent more on initial costs, it’s estimated your annual energy bills could be reduced to as little as 10% of your current outgoings. No complicated heating systems or air conditioning units are required as the temperature is maintained throughout all year round.

Packed tightly with superinsulation, draughts and condensation will never be an issue again as new build properties are fitted with mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems (MVHR) which recycle the heat into healthy and fresh air. 

This newly recycled air is also warmed, allowing homeowners to easily dry laundry without the need for tumble dryers. Also, kitchens and bathrooms will no longer be subject to damp issues and potential mould problems. 

The Passivhaus system eliminates cold spots in your Heathfield home, as the air is filtered evenly. Triple-glazed windows provide additional insulation whilst keeping external noises out. 

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Proven Methods

A myriad of research has been carried out worldwide since its inception, each study proving that the Passivhaus movement is a successful one. 

The orientation of a property to the internal measurements are all taken into account, making this a very in-depth process that’s definitely worth consideration. 

Foleshill Health Centre, in Coventry, is considered the UK’s greenest health facility as it was designed to Passivhaus standards. Manufactured by Portakabin, the building is considered one of the most energy efficient in the country.

Honesty and Dependability

Integrity, honesty and fairness are the foundations of Avant-Garde Construction Group. We vow to conduct all our business – including new builds, property renovations, property extensions and property development - whether with customers, suppliers or fellow new home builders with virtue and respect. We have been in the construction industry long enough to understand that honesty is simply the only policy. We aim to be completely open throughout the whole process, from pricing through to development. This complete transparency will ensure all uncertainty and guesswork is removed, leaving our Heathfield clients completely confident in us as a company.

Innovation Passion Excellence

Call us on 01323 351763 for further information about our property renovations and extensions in Heathfield.

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Telephone: 01323 351763 Email:
Unit 1, 45A Commercial Road,
Commercial Mews,
East Sussex,
BN21 3XF
Avant-Garde Construction Group is a proud member of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). All FMB members must:
1. Meet strict qualifying criteria
2. Commit to a stringent Code of Conduct
3. Have a minimum 12-month trading history, public liability insurance and be subject to a strict vetting process

Avant-Garde Construction Group can offer you a contract on your work and a warranty from FMB Insurance Services, assuring you of a better building experience.

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