Two-storey detached Passivhaus (Crosby Ravensworth, Cumbria)

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Two-storey detached Passivhaus (Crosby Ravensworth, Cumbria)2017-01-06T20:47:42+00:00

Project Description

This two-storey detached home was the first certified Passivhaus in Cumbria.

  • Groundworks at 16 Stoneworks Garth ready for Eden Insulation's airtight, insulated timber frame
  • One of the insulated airtight frame panels being lifted into place at 16 Stoneworks Garth by Eden Insulation
  • An airtight insulated frame panel being craned into position to create the sealed frame at 16 Stoneworks Garth
  • Eden Insulation constructing the airtight frame at 16 Stoneworks Garth in Cumbria
  • An insulated airtight panel being craned into place at 16 Stoneworks Garth by Eden Insulation
  • The Passivhaus certificate for 15 Stoneworks Garth in Cumbria, built by Eden Insulation

Plot 16 was the third home we constructed at the Stoneworks Garth development for self-builders at Crosby Ravensworth in Cumbria.

As with the earlier properties, this house was built on a plot sold by the Lyvennet Community Trust for self-builders. We were tasked by our clients to construct an insulated, airtight frame capable of achieving Passivhaus standard.

We fabricated the panels for the frame in our workshop, using 40mm Gutex external board and Spano Durelis Vapour Block board on the inside to create an airtight seal. The panels were factory-injected with cellulose fibre insulation.

We erected the panels by crane on site to construct the frame, which we then sealed for airtightness. The property was designed with a trussed roof (cold roof) with airtight ceiling, filled with 600mm depth of cellulose fibre insulation.

Find out more about the other two properties we built in this development:

Plot 13

Plot 15


  • Certified Passivhaus
  • Highly airtight
  • Highly insulated

Tech spec

  • 300mm walls clad with 40mm Gutex external board
  • Wall panels fully filled with 300mm injected cellulose fibre
  • Interior walls with Spano Durelis Vapour Block board & 50mm internal insulated service batten space