Category Archives: The project history

Now – Porter’s is a certified Passiv Haus!

Hurrah!  We’ve just received formal agreement that Porter’s meets the Passiv Haus – Passive House – standard. So now we’re passive house ID5042.  And the PH organisation across the country is holding Open Days, on Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November. … Continue reading

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It’s catching (on): as heard on BBC

Some recent excitement: at very short notice I was contacted by a producer – John Neal – of You and Yours from the BBC.  He’d heard from Touchwood Homes that they had a client who made money from his fuel … Continue reading

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Wood usage

The wood store is relatively impressive – or so people have been kind enough to say. Essentially it’s the space between the two sheds with a corrugated plastic roof over it  and a slatted back so that the air can … Continue reading

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Where we started

A little history:  A few years ago we started getting letters through the post from developers offering to buy our garden—we’d suddenly come within the planning envelope. As the picture shows, there’s a patch of land beside our house which, … Continue reading

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At the beginning

So we’ve decided to build a new house, a zero carbon house.  (See what I mean by this  in the separate section).  If we have to build ourselves a house, then let’s make it a bit different.  After several false … Continue reading

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