Excellent air-tightness results for our project at Leather Gardens

Excellent air-tightness results for our project at Leather Gardens image

In January, our internal Passivhaus Champion was delighted to report that our project at Leather Gardens is on track to achieving Passivhaus accreditation, based on recent air-tightness tests carried out in each of the 21 flats we are currently building for our client Newham Council.

Very low air-leakage rates are required by the Passivhaus standard and must be demonstrated to ensure certification can be achieved.  In short, the air change rate required must be equal to (or less than) 0.6 air changes per hour under test conditions.

Presently our construction team at Leather Gardens are installing the internal partitions, and the Mechanical and Electrical first fix was well underway in January when our air-test was conducted.

We are delighted with the current progress on site and are looking forward to completing this scheme later this year.

Our Joint MD Bill Bassenger said:

“We are really encouraged by the current air-test results we are seeing at Leather Gardens.  This is one of four Passivhaus schemes we have on site for the London Borough of Newham, and we are pleased to be working with the council to achieve their target to deliver quality, low energy homes for their residents in this borough”.

Our experience delivering highly efficient buildings spans several decades and in recent years we have heavily invested in training and equipping our delivery teams with the right tools to deliver Passivhaus projects for our clients.  In addition, our experience with utilising MMC (modern methods of construction) to optimise the energy performance of a building puts us in a strong position to assist our clients with their journey to deliver carbon neutral homes.