Passivhaus Affiliate

MagmaTech wins 2018 Queen's Award for Innovation

Queen's Award for Innovation 2018Passivhaus is all about attention to detail; details like PHT member MagmaTech's TEPLO low thermal conductivity wall ties, which have just won them the 2018 Queen's Award for Innovation, jointly with their marketing and distribution partners Ancon Ltd.

MagmaTech  Ancon Ltd



TEPLO BF tie clip cavity

TEPLO wall ties are manufactured from continuous basalt fibres; an Advanced Composite Material that is 70 times more thermally efficient than steel. When used to join the two leaves of a cavity wall, this material virtually eliminates cold bridging across the insulated cavity.

TEPLO has been used in numerous ground-breaking buildings, including the UK’s first masonry cavity wall Passivhaus and first Zero Carbon retrofit. Recent notable projects include the Postal Museum in London which used the TEPLO range to maintain a stable internal climate to house historic artifacts of national importance and the University of Leicester’s Centre for Medicine, at 13,000 m2, the largest non-domestic Passivhaus in the UK to date.


Leicester Medical Centre

Centre for Medicine, University of Leicester, UK

Noting the importance of the Passivhaus standard, MagmaTech Managing Director, Ben Williams, said:

Studies now show that these buildings are performing as intended with no performance gap from their modeled design. The standard ensures quality and  comfort, with constant warm and even temperatures, no mould, no condensation or draughts and all this with a fraction of the energy cost.”



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21st April 2018

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