H+H is proud to support architect Parsons + Whittley, shortlisted in the Rural Category of the Passivhaus Trust Awards 2016 for Lime Tree Lodge.

Utilising a fabric-first approach, architects designed Lime Tree Lodge using H+H Aircrete because of its ability to meet Passivhaus, the world’s fastest growing energy performance standard.

H+H aircrete was used for both the internal and external leaf of the two-bedroom bungalow in Norfolk to obtain a high thermal performance and airtightness.  The use of aircrete blocks lessens the effects of non-repeating thermal bridges which, in turn, drive down U-Values.  Lime Tree Lodge achieved a Passivhaus approved U-Value of 0.098W/m2K on the brick faced walls.

Chris Parsons, Director at Parsons + Whittley: “We are really delighted to have been shortlisted for the Passivhaus Trust Awards 2016 for the Lime Tree Passivhaus.  The competition includes some excellent schemes as always and it will be tough, but the democratic nature of the awards, whereby the winner is voted for by the members, makes any recognition highly prized and valued.”

Lime Tree Lodge is up against steep competition and H+H wishes Parsons + Whittley luck for the awards ceremony on July 7.

H+H Marketing Manager, Jenny Smith-Andrews: “Lime Tree Lodge is an excellent example of how design and high quality products, such as aircrete, can be combined to create truly great, and hopefully, award-winning projects.  To even be shortlisted for this award shows the extent of the talent within Parsons + Whittley and we are proud to be associated with Chris and his team.”