Passive Housing

Payne Carpentry have extensive experience in passive housing. To find out more contact us today.


Passive Housing is a rigorous voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building's ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling.  

To be designated as a passive house, a building must contain a set of specific best practices that seal it from outside temperatures, while maintaining a stable inside temperature and high air quality. Passive homes need to be air-tight, have continuous insulation, triple-paned windows, and a great system for controlling air quality. 


  • Low monthly energy use and big savings

  • Better indoor air quality and comfort 

  • Less sound penetration resulting in a quitter house

  • Environmentally friendly

  • Future proofing building

  • They have the potential to use up to 90% less energy than the current building, whilst performing the same functions as traditional buildings, if not better


It’s built like any other building, made with the same materials, methodologies, workers, and schedules as a non-passive house. Most of the works takes place in the design stage because every element must work together to produce the benefits of the methodology. So generally, it’s a matter of increasing the insulation and thermal isolation in the design. Executing a passive house build is straightforward. 

How can we manage your needs?

Payne Carpentry have extensive experience in the many types of passive housing. We manage our clients’ needs by providing time and cost saving solutions by carrying out the following compulsory works procedures as part of our standard service.

  • All applicable installations are completed to manufacturing guides for product warranties
  • Quality and workmanship audits throughout the job
  • Health and Safety auditing for a clean, safe work environment
  • Regular site reports to assist site managers with build progress
  • Training & development programmes to improve our service
  • Always considering other trades when working onsite by going the extra mile on our quality of work and keeping things clean and tidy
We are always available and more than willing to offer valuable advice to our clients in assisting with the selection of products and services that are best suited. Below is a list of these additional services we offer.
  • A Supply and fit service
  • A Labour only service
  • Liaise with any client, Architect, structural engineer & design representatives at the initial stages of your project
  • Liaise with Local Build Control authorities/officers to sign off the installed works for warranty approvals etc. 

Get in Touch With Payne Carpentry Ltd.

We have been leading Devon’s carpentry industry with superior quality, reliable communication and efficient, effective solutions. If you have a project you would like us to work on, we would love to hear from you.

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Kingdom Business Centre, Kingdom House
Brunel Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 4PB

Company number: 08938517