Passive House

We offer a Passiv Haus option on all our new eco homes

In recent years MAKAR has gained significant experience in delivering certified Passiv Haus (also known as Passive House) projects using healthy, ecological materials. These include the GALE visitor centre at Gairloch, and an award-winning private home in Strathpeffer. The German Passiv Haus standard sets out a rigorous criteria for achieving super-low energy buildings, which require very little space heating. 

MAKAR homes achieve the majority of the Passiv Haus criteria as standard, with only a few additions required to meet the criteria for certification. If certification is of interest to you, we would be happy to discuss this option.

With the addition of renewables it is possible for homes to achieve Net Positive values, whereby the house generates more energy than it requires to use. MAKAR is a member of the Passivhaus Trust.

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Our three-bed Passiv Haus in Strathpeffer won Best New Build and the Product Innovation award from the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products in 2020.

The judges were particularly impressed by the high standard of finish to the house as well as the replicability of the MAKAR Passive construction system in offering a sustainable method for achieving Passiv Haus.

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