Potton Announces Date to Open UK’s First Permanent Passivhaus Show home

We are set to open the doors to the UK’s first permanent Passivhaus show home on 17th September!

The much anticipated Passivhaus, which will be our sixth and most contemporary show home to date, is situated at Potton’s dedicated show centre in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.

It has been created to not only inspire prospective self-builders to consider the benefits of building a Passivhaus but also to give them a ‘real feel’ of what can be achieved, in terms of the limitless design options and outstanding functionality of a low energy home of this kind.

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Commenting on Potton’s new show home, Self Build Director, Paul Newman said: “We’re extremely excited about the forthcoming launch of our sixth and most ambitious show home yet. 

“We already have over 6000 visitors to our show centre each year but we are convinced that our Passivhaus show home will quickly become a must see landmark on every self-builders’ route map, so are preparing for that number to increase.

“With one of the most innovative show homes in the UK, situated at our own dedicated self build show centre, we can really showcase our expertise within the low energy sector and our commitment to educating aspirational self-builders to the benefits of building their own Passivhaus home.

“We are still putting the final touches to our new show home and we are absolutely delighted with the results so far.  We can’t wait until our launch in September.”

The innovative two storey, three bedroom, three bathroom show home was designed by HTA Design LLP and will feature a cool and sophisticated interior design with some fun touches.

The new home has been designed to meet the demanding requirements of The Passivhaus Standard, with a highly insulated air-tight building envelope, creating a comfortable draught free internal environment.

Potton’s new show home has been constructed from Kingspan TEK® structural insulated panels (SIPs), renowned for their speed and ease of construction.

An official launch event is scheduled for 17th September.  To book your place visit www.selfbuildlive.com