Passivhaus innovator achieves CBC status

Exterior view of a four-bedroom Kiss House in situ

Passivhaus expert Kiss House has secured CIOB Chartered Building Consultancy (CBC) status.

The Reading-based firm delivers high-quality Passivhaus-certified homes that are manufactured off site.

Becoming a CBC was a logical move, explained co-founder and director Mike Jacob. “Because Kiss House is at the cutting edge of construction innovation and best practice, becoming a CIOB Chartered Building Consultancy was an important goal for us,” he said.

Jacob, already a CIOB chartered member, previously ran another CBC, Trunk Low Energy Building.

Kiss House is developing very low carbon building materials, systems, and products with the potential to improve all residential buildings. “We have a multi-storey single-dwelling Passivhaus construction system in development allowing the rapid onsite assembly of high-specification homes using low-complexity, repeatable and clean methods,” explained Jacob.

“The system is intended to deliver both Kiss House homes and homes for other providers, making Passivhaus more accessible. The broadly timber system uses different grades of timber in its construction to produce high quality, very low embodied carbon units that perform ultra-efficiently during the life of the building.

The open-plan interior of a finished house
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