Admirals Hard

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Admirals Hard

Our role

Passivhaus consultancy + design services (refurbishment)

Mechanical services design

On-site project management

Post occupancy monitoring


The project:

An office above a newsagent’s in Plymouth, originally built in the 1950s. Although the entire building was treated to a thermal performance upgrade, only the office is EnerPHit certified.

Our focus:

This is the latest in string of low-energy development projects by WARM homes.  As it is our own office and we wanted to be as involved as possible throughout the process. We undertook all the major design work, we had a significant site presence and we installed the ventilation system ourselves.  We have also used it as a test bed for trialling various monitoring equipment.

As well as hands on experience of the build this project has given us all a superb understanding of what it’s like to occupy a Passivhaus.


Read more about it on our blog posts here


The team:

Client:WARM homes Development Partnership

Architect:WARM (us) with support from Robert Woffenden

Contractor: Alex Meredith

Certification: BRE