TOTAL Group are able to take your Passivhaus Home build from inception through to completion

What is Passivhaus house ?

Passivhaus is a rigorous efficient property design standard for homes to achieve a constant supply of fresh air whilst maintaining a comfortable indoor air temperature 

Passivhaus homes are more complex and expensive to build than conventional construction methods, but having a controlled atmosphere saves money and significantly reduces energy consumption making them highly eco-friendly. 

But even without achieving Passivhaus status, similar principles surrounding thermal bridging, windows, insulation, ventilation, and heat recovery can be applied to any project to improve sustainability energy efficiency. 

Building Passivhaus Homes 

Passivhaus homes on a scale are often built using modular techniques. Using traditional building techniques is more affordable and can provide a model for which Passivhaus homes can be constructed at scale, helping to fight climate change and support the push to net zero emissions by 2050 


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How Passivhaus homes work

Passivhaus works by using elevated levels of insulation and draught free construction to ensure no heat is lost from the home. 

To heat the home a ventilation and heat recovery system takes moist warm air from rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom and uses the heat to warm fresh air from outside. 

This warm, fresh air is then ventilated to other rooms. Water from the moist air is expelled ensuring high indoor air quality. 

Passivhaus is also heated by the aspect and roof design, ensuring the sun enters through windows in the winter, heating the home, but is shaded in summer keeping the house cool. 

What are the benefits of Passivhaus homes? 

Passivhaus homes have many benefits including a regular and comfortable year-round temperature, high indoor air quality, quiet, (due to high insulation), efficiency with low running costs helping to alleviate fuel poverty and are built to a high quality. 

The UK Government has declared a climate emergency. We must act now to mitigate and adapt to the challenges ahead for our children and ourselves. 

Passivhaus homes help towards this by being both highly energy efficient and needing exceptionally low energy to heat the home. They also maintain a very constant comfortable temperature through temperature extremes which will increase with climate change. 

Total Commercial Passivhaus Design & Construction

Total Group have recently been involved in a Passivhaus Commercial built on behalf of Linc Cymru Housing Association consisting of 34 flats and 4 general needs mid terrace houses. The development will also include an outdoor fitness area and edible elements within the landscaping to further improve residents’ health.  

The fitness equipment will also be able to charge a mobile phone. Residents will be encouraged to actively participate in these activities by working with local community groups who specialise in improving fitness.  

The innovation element to the scheme centers on construction techniques to achieve Passivhaus certification 

TOTAL Educational facilities

Our wide ranging experience in the education sector covers projects for all stages from nursery to university and also includes specialist teaching facilities for academic and vocational teaching.

TOTAL Commercial Construction

For most of us, our workplace is where we spend a considerable amount of our time and, at Total, we believe that these buildings should offer vibrant and flexible spaces 

TOTAL Major Construction

Total provide a comprehensive scope of construction solutions throughout the North West, working as the primary or subcontractor. The full portfolio of services we provide 

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Exposure to sport at an early age has proven societal benefits and, in addition to our projects in the community, Total have provided sports facilities for schools.

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Total have an unrivalled understanding of planning and development opportunities nationwide, including local knowledge of the long term, publicly funded development areas 

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Total offer a comprehensive package for all design, build and construction works. Creating and delivering innovative and intelligent construction procedures 

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Total specialise in the fit out of bars, offices, restaurants, schools, homes & modular buildings. We have the ability to manage your project from conceptual design to practical completion 

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The provision of residential care for young, elderly and vulnerable people is a key component of modern welfare, and the Total care portfolio incorporates facilities that cater for each these groups.

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Breathing new life into existing buildings is a core specialism of our company and refurbishment projects equate to approximately 55% of our overall business. We are leading total  restoration company 

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We bring our wealth of experience to the management of any office fit out specialist project around the UK. Total are an end to end, concept to completion office fit out company boosting office spaces 

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Our team will work closely with you to create a fresh look for your office, making it a functional space for your staff and meeting the needs of everyone who works there.

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TOTAL Passivhause Construction

We are a leader when it comes to Passive House Construction. With decades of experience in the build of all types of construction, you can be assured your Passivhaus home will be built to the highest standards.

TOTAL Architectural Design

At Total we work architectural design specialists based around the United Kingdom. We are an end to end business and will work with you from the initial concept right through to completion

TOTAL M&E Contractors

Total are a construction and M&E specialist based around the UK, who can carry out mechanical and electrical works in your building to bring your space up to date. The average office lease lasts for eight years, 

TOTAL Innovation Developments

Total’s Our expertise stretches across a variety of renewable technologies as evidenced in 2020 we constructed the Cwt Pen-Capel apartment block in Caerphilly which was built to Passivhaus standard  Wales

TOTAL Affordable House Construction

Whether through new build contracting package deals or  joint ventures our construction and development partnerships are designed to provide the full mix of tenure solutions whilst contributing 

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Total’s Construction sensitive approaches to heritage and conservation works with the support of our specialist heritage supply chain ensure that we restore buildings to their former excellence, transforming the built environment.

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TOTAL Healthcare Construction

With the Government committed under its NHS Plan to building a modern health service, Total has set standards in the design and construction of more patient-centred and flexible hospital and community-based 

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Total understand the importance of delivering on time in this sector and fully embrace the production and time constraints within the industrial manufacturing process. From new build, to working 

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