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Digital Subscriptions > Build It > July 2018 > WINDOWS for PASSIVHAUS PROJECTS


Keen to hit this demanding eco standard in your new build? Thomas Hagen reveals why it’s crucial to get the glazing specification right
Internorm’s Passivhaus-certified HF 310 window can achieve U-values as low as 0.62 W/m2K

Akey focus for many selfbuilders is to create a comfortable, low-energy and low-bills home that’s wellinsulated against the ever-rising cost of utilities. Getting this right relies on a range of design and construction factors – but the key piece of the puzzle is to take a fabric first approach that seeks to minimise energy usage, rather than simply bolting on renewable technologies. And that’s where the Passivhaus standard comes in.

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Looking for ideas and practical advice to help you create a tailor-made home that suits your lifestyle perfectly? The July issue of Build It has you covered. Here's a sneak peek at what's inside: - Self-build secrets: 10 things you need to know before you build - How to get planning permission for your extension - PVCu windows: are they the right choice for your project? - The best ways to insulate foundations - Going off-grid: options for heating & electrics - Budgeting basics: how to get an accurate estimate for your build ...and more!