Passive House

At Make we try to make everything as straightforward as possible. This includes our approach to sustainable building design which is based upon the simple premise of considering the fabric first. By designing buildings that offer excellent thermal performance and minimal air leakage, we reduce the reliance on conventional heating systems.

Taking this as our starting point, the next question is to what extent you take the environmental design. At Make we have built properties that adopt the Passivhaus Standard, targeted betterment against building regulations or just aim to improve the existing condition.

 “A Passivhaus is a building, for which thermal comfort can be achieved solely by post-heating or post-cooling of the fresh air mass, which is required to achieve sufficient indoor air quality conditions – without the need for additional recirculation of air.” Wolfgang Feist

Every project has its own constraints, with many being unable to target full Passivhaus compliance. However, we strongly believe the principles of Passivhaus can be applied on all schemes; resulting in a better building stock and more comfortable homes.


Make have delivered Passivhaus projects and know the attention to detail required to ensure compliance. We have developed this knowledge through first hand experience and by learning from each project. We are therefore one of a select group of builders who can say we understand how to and have delivered a Passivhaus.

Alongside our partner energy consultants, we are also able to lead the design of sustainable or Passivhaus standard buildings. Calling upon the experience of our build team, we can ensure that even the most complex details have been well considered and planned before works start on site.

Make are members of the Passivhaus Trust, The Green Register and Association for Environment Conscious Building and hold a number of professional qualifications in sustainable design and installation.