Members: Component Suppliers & Manufacturers
The A. Proctor Group Ltd. is a 4th generation family owned business that has been supplying innovative products to the construction industry for over 80 years. We have 5 product divisions, Acoustics, Condensation Control, Groundwork, Thermal Insulation & Timber Cladding. We offer a wide range of products, some of which are particularly suitable for low carbon properties. Wraptite-SA is a self-adhesive airtight vapour permeable membrane designed to be applied externally. Spacetherm aerogel insulation offers an ultra-thin solution for thermal upgrades. We also offer complete technical support and advice, including SAP Calculations, U-values and Condensation Risk Analysis.
Airflow Developments Ltd have been producing ventilation solutions for sixty years and provide the widest range (8 models) of Passive House Institute approved Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) units for both residential and Commercial buildings in the UK. Our team of experienced system designers will take your plans and guide you through from specification to installation ensuring you create a healthy, low cost heating dwelling. Operated by a choice of ‘On-Demand’ control options our range of reliable, quality products coupled with the innovative and compact ‘Zero Leakage’ radial ductwork system help deliver a comfortable, low energy environment for both building occupants and owners alike.
AirtightTAPES.co.uk distribute SIGA, the Swiss manufacturer of Passivhaus tapes, membranes and adhesives, in the UK. SIGA is the European market leader in terms of both market share and quality of product. We chose to represent them as they are the only company who manufacture in-house, in Europe and most importantly their customer service and knowledge are superb. AirtightTAPES.co.uk also specialise in selling expanding foam tape including Illbruck and Vitaseal brands. We are in the unique position of being the biggest stockist of SIGA product in England, delivering next day. We also receive price support on larger orders to guarantee customers the best price on the market. We also extend the usual SIGA guarantee of 5 years alongside their any SIGA tape on any other membrane promise.
Baumit is one of the leading European brands for sustainable plaster, render and external wall insulation for the construction industry. Founded in Austria in 1988, Baumit now has a presence in over 30 countries worldwide. Baumit UK offer an extensive range of innovative, tested products, including BBA approved EWI systems, façade renders, paints and healthy living indoor plasters. Product research, development and innovation, combined with excellent customer service are an important part of the Baumit values, and we work in close cooperation with our partners to ensure every project is a success.
CVC Direct Ltd are distributors for Brink Climate Systems, the leading manufacturer in Europe of Passivhaus certified MVHR units with constant flow motors. This series of low energy MVHR units, several of which are available with an A+ ErP energy rating, offer a range of solutions including demand controlled ventilation. The Brink units are noted for the sophisticated design with a large range of operating parameters yet simple to install and commission as the air flows can be programmed with the digital controls. Years of experience means our designers can offer informed advice and innovative solutions for domestic ventilation installations. Brink MVHR units, when used in combination with our easy-to-install radial ducting, can ensure low energy, low noise, and no leak heat recovery ventilation systems. CVC Direct carry stock of both the Brink MVHR units and complete radial ducting systems for next day delivery.
Manufacturers of Passivhaus certificated windows manufactured from the Award winning Kommerling/KBE System 88 range of PVCU profiles. Always at the forefront of innovation, the company is now manufacturing the high performance Residence 9 window. Whether it be a normal size casement window or a sliding door up to 10 metres long, we are able to help. In addition to Passivhaus certification the Company is also accredited Secure By Design. The highly successful Company manufactures windows and doors in either in PVCU or aluminium from factories in the East and West Midlands.
Established in 1996, Cygnum is a leading supplier of timber frame structures in the UK and Ireland. Cygnum’s Passive 350 building system received Passive House certification in December 2013. Some of our key technical staff are qualified Passive House designers and we have been the selected timber frame supplier on many Certified Passive House and near Passive House buildings including the award winning Oakmeadow school in Wolverhampton. More recently Cygnum have been awarded the contract to design supply and install the timber frame structure, glulam frame, cellulose insulation and airtightness layer for the high profile University of East Anglia Exemplary Low Carbon Building Project at Norwich Research Park.
DVS are the exclusive UK distribution partner for Lamilux GmbH. We supply thermally efficient skylights for flat roofs. Our range includes the world’s first Passivhaus certified flat roof skylights and sloped roof glazing component (both phA components). Our services include; supply only and supply and installation, site survey and consultation and specification assistance to architects, planners and contractors. If you have a project requiring rooflights for a flat roof – please contact us.
Eco-Slab replaces block and beam on ground floor construction 35%cheaper, fifteen times quicker and miles greener. Manufactured for me by Jablite, it was used I the lowest carbon house, viably built in the UK so far.
Ecological Building Systems has been at the forefront of Intelligent airtight and windtight building product solutions and natural insulations for over a decade, gaining the sole agency in Ireland and the UK for pro clima air & windtight products; GUTEX wood fibreboards; Calsitherm Climate Board; SHERPA Timber Connectors and Thermo-Hemp Insulation. Ecological’s products have been used in numerous Passivhaus projects in the UK and Ireland with the team able to provide technical support and guidance particularly in the area of moisture control and maximizing building durability and health. We have been providing advanced modelling for over 5 years using WUFI as well as U Value and Dew Point Calculations and on-site support.
Eden Insulation specialise in modular timber frame using natural materials. Having built numerous Passivhaus projects, Eden Insulation have considerable experience designing and constructing timber frames to the rigorous standards required for Passivhaus buildings. Your frame will be custom made for you to the exact specifications of your architectural plans, using the highest-performing airtightness materials. A typical two-storey frame is erected on site in just a few days, giving you a weatherproof, airtight core built to stand the test of time.
Eksalta Sustainable Retrofit Ltd is a manufacturer & supplier of Passivhaus and energy efficient windows and doors.
Lower Level Higher Living. Cold, dark and damp basements are a thing of the past, Glatthaar introduces their basement concept providing warm, bright and spacious living comfort. For over 30 years we have specialised in all aspects of basement construction. We focused on developing "intelligent" basements which will always add value to your home. Over 2.500 basements a year proves that our concept works. We have developed the most technologically advanced off site manufacturing process in the industry. Combined with our on-site installation techniques, we confidently offer clients the most effective basement with the fastest on side built time. Naturally with our concept we are able to deliver a construction that meets (and excels) the Passive Standard U-Value of 0,15.
Green Building Store is a manufacturer and supplier of cutting edge sustainable building products. As well as offering a wide range of Passivhaus products ( including MVHR, windows, wall ties and airtightness products), Green Building Store also now offers Passivhaus training, construction and consultancy services. Its construction division – Green Building Company – recently built the Denby Dale Passivhaus – the UK’s first cavty wall Passivhaus. To get cavity wall to perform to Passivhaus standard the team had to develop many original design details, especially around junctions. These details are outlined in various free resources available from Green Building Store’s website, including a technical briefing and film on the project.
The arc-haus from Green Unit is a unique modular hi-tech structure using sustainable materials and processes. It exceeds the latest building regulations for domestic and public use and has adopted passiv-haus principles in its manufacture. The arc-haus is designed for home and business use with many different sizes and internal layout configurations. Green Unit Ltd is a company committed to ecological and ethical principles from its design and construction concepts to the way it procures its materials and treats its employees and suppliers.
Hempsec Ltd. is the research subsidiary of Greencore Construction. Hempsec is involved in a 3 year, EU funded research project with Bath University to commercialise high performance, low embodied carbon building panel systems using hemp, lime and timber. Our work involves designing, thermal modelling, carbon auditing and post occupancy evaluation of buildings constructed by Greencore. We have two Passiv Haus trained members of the team (Ian Pritchett and Gabriela Lavatelli). We are also involved in developing our own design guide, services strategy and performance standards to combine the PH standard with the 2016 zero-carbon standard AND low embodied carbon using natural materials.
The Icynene Insulation System is a soft, flexible, breathable, foam insulation and air barrier. Sprayed as a liquid Icynene expands to 100 times its initial volume in seconds. Icynene’s unique formulation sets it apart from other insulation products offering many advantages over traditional insulation materials and more modern alternatives. Icynene contains no HFC’s, CFC’s HFA or HCFC’s and it remains soft and flexible accommodating any normal expansion contraction or movement within a building. The Icynene Insulation System is 100% water blown containing no toxic chemicals and will deliver the performance you can count on for a lifetime of savings and comfort.
Isoquick Foundations are the perfect start for any Passivhaus scheme. Isoquick is a patented, Passivhaus certified, and engineered solution to providing highly insulated and thermal bridge free building foundations. Designed to work with a range of walls systems, including timber frame, ICF, masonry with EWI and Porotherm, Isoquick is equally suited to large commercial projects to one off units. For more information and updates visit us on: www.isoquick.co.uk www.facebook.com/isoquick
Internorm is Europeâ€™s largest window brand with over 20 million window units produced. Internorm is not just the market leader, but the knowledge leader â€“ due to its extensive experience since 1931. As the only window brand in Europe with nine passive house certificates, Internorm represents the leading expertise in energy efficient windows and doors, and is the market leader in Europe for highly thermally insulating window systems.
Josko was founded in 1960 by KommRat Johann Scheuringer, as a classic joiner‘s workshop. As early as 1970 the company began to specialise in windows and doors. Josko has this entrepreneurial vision to thank for its development into one of the leading brands in the industry. The Josko products are manufactured at the two centres of Kopfing and Andorf in the Upper Austrian Inn District. Today Josko’s core business lies in the manufacture and marketing of windows and doors of wood, wood/aluminium, composite/aluminium, plastic and plastic/aluminium in the high-end quality segment. Behind the stringent quality demands stands a Josko manager in each area of competence. At Josko all the divisions are given top priority.
Founded in 2012 as Magic Thermodynamic Box, the growth of the company across the globe has seen us need to build a more suitable brand which is why in early 2017 we launched Magic Box International. As a UK manufacturer we innovate and design functional Hot Water renewable energy products and Central Heating energy saving products. As an accredited and award winning company we are passionate about the science of ‘Thermodynamics’ and how this can be maximised in engineering. By embracing the laws of Thermodynamics we innovate, design and manufacture these products in the UK and export them to the global market. The products have been adopted in domestic and commercial properties both retrofit and new build. As they are progressive and innovative we are also now seeing them embraced by the SIPs and Passive House community.
MagmaTech develops thermally insulating fixings designed to remove thermal bridging from insulated buildings. This includes low conductivity basalt fibre wall ties for use in masonry cavity walls; “TeploTie TM”. The ties were used in the breakthrough Denby Dale Passsivhaus project and many other low energy projects across the UK. Fixings have also been used in Passivhaus retrofit / refurb projects. Thermally broken connections between most construction materials are possible. MagmaTech welcomes the opportunity to solve your thermal bridging problems.
MEDITE SMARTPLY is the market leading manufacturer of FSC Certified, sustainable timber construction panels. The award winning brands MEDITE and SMARTPLY are renowned for delivering the highest quality products, customer led innovation and industry leading customer service. This innovation has been demonstrated perfectly in the development of MEDITE VENT, a structural breathable sheathing panel and SMARTPLY PROPASSIV, the world’s first airtight OSB panel, as certified by the Passivhaus Institute (PHI). In association with a suite of PHI certified timber building systems, this product range sets the standards in low energy and Passivhaus construction and addresses challenges in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and climate change.
Munster Joinery is amongst the largest manufacturers of energy efficient windows and doors in Europe. Founded in 1973, the company has grown year on year with the continuous development of new products, materials and processes. The company has a 940,000sq ft. production facility in Ireland and another 230,000sq ft.in Warwickshire in the UK. In recent years Munster Joinery has focused on developing energy efficient products through green and sustainable processes and operations. All of the products are designed for optimal thermal performance with U-values as low as 0.47 W/m²K. Several window systems, all of which are designed, developed and manufactured in house are now Passive House certified. Property owners are assured of an energy efficient product from an environmentally aware source together with an efficient service when they purchase Munster Joinery products.
NIBE ENERGY FOR LIFE. NIBE Energy Systems Ltd is a subsidiary of NIBE Climate Solutions Business Area based in Sweden and is a leading European manufacturer in the sustainable energy sector. The company is committed to sustainable construction and specialises in providing high-tech energy-saving solutions for heating, ventilation, cooling and heat recovery. It offers Energy for Life when it comes to renewable heating solutions, from ground source, air source and exhaust air heat pumps to solar thermal packages and whole-house ventilation. NIBE also prides itself on delivering a variety of training courses at locations across the UK, aimed at providing installers with all the knowledge and expertise needed to carry out efficient, start-to-finish installations. For more information, visit www.nibe.co.uk.
Passive House Systems Ltd have been involved in air tightness in new builds and renovations since 2008. We are proud to be the distributors of the German manufactured Gerband Rooftite system of products in the UK and Ireland. We are continuously listening to our various customer types and improving our product range to meet increased levels of air tightness and vapour control. While headquartered in Essex we provide an unrivalled service to our customers in the UK and Ireland, especially with product support and supply.
Passivhaus Homes Ltd. provides a one-stop Passivhaus design-and-build service - architect, energy modeller and builder. We are trained Passivhaus Designers and Consultants, certified by the Passivhaus Institute in Germany. Working as an integrated team, we are aiming to deliver Certified Passivhaus homes at the same cost as their non-Passivhaus equivalents. Our homes are either built to the full Certified Passivhaus standard, or up to 40kWh/m2a; making it easier to achieve the UK zero carbon standard. Our homes also provide excellent indoor air quality and comfort levels, and we use low embodied energy, breathable materials wherever appropriate.
Pen y Coed Insulation are the specialists in Warmcel insulation and the pro clima airtightness system. Our teams have 15 years of experience of installing Warmcel in all types of timber frame buildings from traditional oak framing to I beam technology, extensions, social housing, to factories and schools. Pen y Coed Insulation can offer you technical and construction advice on all aspects of Warmcel insulation and airtightness solutions. Warmcel is cellulose fibre insulation made from recycled newspapers for use in timber frame walls, floors and roofs. Cellulose fibre is manufactured by milling newspapers which are then treated with inorganic salts to protect against burning and pest damage. Warmcel is installed by injection under pressure filling stud walls and roofs completely leaving no gaps or voids so the maximum insulation levels are achieved for the most cost effective sustainable insulation. Pen y Coed Insulation have been working on the latest Passivhaus projects using Warmcel and the pro clima air tightness system getting some of the best airtightness test results attained in the country. Our airtightness testing technicians can give you advice at the start of your project through to testing and certification for your airtightness test result.
Prism Architectural is an independent glazing & cladding specialist. We specialise in providing new solutions for curtain walling, bolted glazing, cladding, windows and roof glazing. In our range is the AT-135 Passive House certified aluminium timber window system which is of composite construction with inward opening. The achieved rate of heat transfer through the window sash is 0.78W/m2K and glass of 0.6 W/m2K with a base thickness of 116mm and wing thickness of 135mm. Aluminium profiles can be anodised or powder coated. Woods can be American White Oak with options of Eucalyptus, Ash, Mahogany, Walnut or Cherry. Solid hardwood profiles can be lacquered, brushed or painted in a desired colour. Certified by the Passive House Institute and FSC Approved.
Kammerling and KBE are part of the Profine Group, which is Europe's largest extruder of window and door systems under the Kammerling, KBE and Trocal brand names and operate across 21 different countries. The brands have an enviable reputation in the UK for product design, quality and environmental performance. Their latest 88mm System has won awards in Germany and has just received PassivHaus certification. Kammerling and KBE can also lay claim to be one of the most environmentally conscious brands in the UK, supplying window and door systems using Greenline, a proven lead-free compound and supporting this with the Recyline recycling initiative.
KÖMMERLING are one of the foremost world pioneers in PVCu window and door systems, with a history of award winning innovation in Passivhaus solutions. With the latest System 76 platform, there are a number of product variants that meet the requirements of Passivhaus, including an innovative external aluminium clip on section in the form of AluClip Pro and additionally AluClip zero options which also offer impressive levels of sound reduction. KÖMMERLING have also founded the development of a unique surface colouring technology, proCoverTec that offers both water and dirt repellent properties.
Founded in Germany in 1948, REHAU is now one of the world’s leading polymer producers – developing innovative, efficient and high quality solutions in polymer which meet the demands of both the construction and industrial markets. The company’s reputation has been built on delivering products and systems which exploit the inherent benefits of polymer and offer environmentally efficient, high performing alternatives to traditional materials. A global company, established in 170 locations and with more than 19000 employees worldwide, REHAU has huge resources invested in product development and application. In the UK, it has a large headquarters in Ross on Wye with dedicated technical and product development teams, two large scale polymer extrusion plants in North Wales and a network of regional sales offices and commercial specialists providing advice and support to developers, specifiers, and contractors. The company’s product range includes market leading Passivhaus window, door and curtain walling systems, developed in both PVC-U and composites. Hugely versatile and capable of producing frames in a wide variety of shapes, styles and colours, REHAU is a popular choice across the retail, trade and commercial sectors. Alongside window systems, REHAU also manufactures other products for the construction market including renewable energy solutions, cable management systems and highly specialised pipework and fittings for plumbing and underfloor heating, district heating and ground source energy applications.
Saint-Gobain is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of construction products for the creation of a more sustainable built environment. Its global strategy is focused around meeting some of the fundamental challenges faced by the world today: reducing energy consumption, limiting our impact on the environment, and creating a new generation of buildings which are safe, comfortable and energy efficient. In the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected companies in the construction sector are part of the Saint-Gobain Group.
Premium energy efficient windows and entrance doors Suitable for Passive Houses MADE IN GERMANY In 1932, in Westerheim, Alois Kneer founded a small cabinet making shop. Today, we employ a work force of more than 650 at our plants in Westerheim, Schnelldorf and Massen – nowadays, we are also amongst the major manufacturers of windows and front doors MADE IN GERMANY. At our three plants which total approx. 20,000 m² of production space, windows and front doors MADE IN GERMANY are made to order. The production installations are maintained at a state-of-the-art level by way of continuous investments – and set themselves apart by their high flexibility. Kneer-Südfenster is a full-range supplier and produces windows and entrance doors made of wood, aluminium-wood, UPVC, UPVC-aluminium and aluminium. On a yearly basis, more than 330,000 windows and 7,000 front doors MADE IN GERMANY leave our production sites. Our only distributing channels are an area-wide and qualified network of specialised dealers, along with prefabricated-house manufacturers. Kneer-Südfenster offer premium quality, flexibility and innovative solutions with elements, which are meeting the highest requirements related to healthy living and indoor hygiene, certified by the independent Eco-INSTITUT in Cologne. Let us convince you of the variety and the quality of one of the biggest manufacturers of windows and front-doors in Europe!
Urban Front design and make hardwood contemporary front, internal feature and garage doors with steel reinforced cores, high security locks, security keys, and pivot or 3D hinges. We have recently launched our new E98 Passiv door which has just achieved Passive House Certification. These doors are available in most of the Urban Front popular door designs and in all of our hardwoods including Iroko, European Oak, American Black Walnut, Fumed Oak and Wenge. The doors are made with triple rebates, steel reinforcement, high insulation values and various bespoke sizing. Urban Front doors are made in the UK. For more information, please call our office on 01494 778787 www.urbanfront.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
fresh-r® for healthy indoor air-quality at low cost. Vaventis develops, produces and markets the fresh-r®, a decentralised ventilation system with heat-recovery, which is demand controlled (CO2 and RH), ensuring minimum power usage, maximum heat recovery and optimum comfort. The fresh-r® is passive house certified and has been awarded with the passive house award 2016. The fresh-r® can be integrated in-the-wall or mounted on-the-wall. Both versions are easy to install, easy to operate and easy to maintain. Visit www.vaventis.com or contact email@example.com for more information
Zehnder Comfosystems provides a unique approach to indoor climate control introducing Eco-conscious homeowners to the benefits of integrated whole house solutions and a unique approach to controlling the indoor climate. With a choice of options ranging from heat recovery and comfort ventilation, to the ComfoBox which can provide heat recovery, ventilation, heating, cooling and hot water in one compact unit, there is a solution for every homeowner looking to maximize the energy efficiency and comfort of their home. Our experienced team is on hand to guide our customers from specification right through to installation, after sales service and advice, ensuring that Zehnder Comfosystems remains synonymous with quality, reliability and trust.