We’d like to congratulate our site supervisor Adam Merryweather for becoming a Certified Passive House Tradesperson following extensive training at the Passive House Institute!

We have undertaken a number of Passive House projects over the past five years and have developed a strong reputation within the region for our skill in fabric-first, low-energy construction or residential dwellings.  We constructed the first Passive House in Northumberland at Steel Farm and have received a number of awards recognising our work in this area.

The Passive House Standard is always being developed further in the pursuit of low-energy construction.  The typical Passive House is characterised by extremely low energy consumption and can offer up to 80% more energy savings in heating output than normal building regulations require.  The heating demand of a typical Passive House is less than 15kWh/(m²a) which is achieved through a number of passive components including  thermal protection windows, insulation and heat recovery.

Whilst a Passive House may look no different from the outside to any other new build property, the design and construction is meticulous in order to meet the exacting standards required for Passive House certification.  With JD Joinery being one of only a select few North East based construction firms with experience in building certified Passive House properties, Adam chose to undertake additional specialist training with the Passive House Institute to quality as a Certified Passive House Tradesperson for qualified construction professionals.

Certified Passive House Tradespeople substantiate their sound basic knowledge of the construction of a Passive House by passing an examination in the pursuit of qualification.  With Adam already leading on the West Park lodge project in South Tyneside using Passive House principals of construction and design, we expect to put his knowledge and skill to good use as we look at delivering more Passive House projects throughout the region.