Passivhaus Affiliate

MASTERCLASS: Passivhaus Construction Detailing

Date: 23 October 2017 Time: 11:30 - 17:00
Location: Business Design Centre, London Cost: £150 for PHT members, £220 for non-members


Passivhaus buildings require greater attention to detail and can have additional construction costs compared to buildings designed and built to meet minimum building regulations requirements. Whilst the cost uplift can be offset against the running costs of the building, improved detailing can help with both cost and performance for Passivhaus buildings.

In this Masterclass, Passivhaus experts Chris Parsons and Janet Cotterell will demonstrate cost-effective construction detailing methods for both timber frame and masonry construction types, referencing their own Passivhaus projects. The event will cover basic theory, practical details and evidence from case studies and personal experience.


Draft Programme

11:30   Registration & Coffee/Tea

11:45   Introduction and welcome for the Passivhaus Trust

11:55   Part 1: Introduction: Timber Frame, Masonry…Hybrid?! – When to choose?

12:40   Part 2: Construction details: Timber frame and Masonry

13:10   Exercise: Improve the construction detail

13:30   Lunch

14:00   Part 3: Passivhaus components: Early considerations

14:20   Part 4: Passivhaus components: Planning and detailing

15:50   Refreshment break

16:00   Part 5: Overly engineered details! - Reducing costs, not quality

16:40   Questions and discussion

17:00   Close



Spaces are limited. To book, please contact Roger Southcott at

For more information about the event, please contact Kym Mead at

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