Dudley Colley

Dudley Colley

Radical retrofit transforms Pennines historic barn

This ambitious experimental retrofit of a Victorian barn high in the hills of West Yorkshire has turned a cavernous, draughty space into a comfortable low energy period home — and cut its heating bills by over 80%.

Affordable home scheme reflects rise of Norwich as a passive hub

A new development of passive housing on the outskirts of Norwich shows how to combine energy efficiency, ecology and affordability on one exemplary site — and why the city continues to be an unlikely leader in pushing passive house construction in the UK.

Life in an air-heated passive house - 5 years on

Homeowner Brendan Murphy started self-building his Cork passive house way back in 2010, long before the standard was trendy, and even chose to completely forgo a water-based heating system. So what did he learn from the experience — and how has the house been performing since?

A green builder's dream home

This is what you get when one of Ireland’s most experienced low energy builders creates a home for his own family, with help from one of the country’s foremost ecological architects — a modern and elegant passive house that pays detailed attention to sustainability at every turn.

International - Issue 20 gallery

This issue features a striking spaceship home in Madrid and a rustic retreat in New York State.

Step-by-step Wicklow upgrade takes the long view

This stylish contemporary upgrade and extension could provide a template for the deep retrofit of many family homes, with its owners aiming to bring it up to Enerphit, the passive house standard for retrofit, gradually rather than all at once.
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