What is Passivhaus
Passivhaus buildings are of meticulous attention to detail, rigorous design and construction according to the principles developed by the Passivhaus Institute. Passivhaus apply the fabric first principle. Highly insulated, airtight, cold bridge free structures that require minimal heating and improve general wellbeing. Probuild Passive homes help towards achieving the zero-carbon target as per the climate change act. There are only a handful of passivhaus certified homes in Hertfordshire.
What make The Pinnocks even more exclusive is that they have been lovingly designed by local developers Probuild as the ultimate Passivhaus Homes. Probuild Homes design and create truly exceptional, high quality, energy efficient and healthy future homes. This is achieved by partnering with and applying the Beattie Passive award winning, unique, innovative design and build technology which from meticulous attention to detail, rigorous design and construction and an exacting certification process, produce long life and high performance. With further installations of appropriate renewables and energy efficient/low carbon products, this guarantees quality and performance necessary for passivhaus certification and near zero carbon homes. The Pinnocks is the way forward.
Climate Change Act 2008
The Climate Change Act means that the UK still has a legal obligation to achieve at least an 80% reduction in the carbon emissions from our homes by 2050. Therefore, we need to be building homes now that are 2050 ready.
The layouts on ground floor and gardens have been designed to be DOC M compliance, with doors, access, turning circles for wheelchairs and a ground floor bedroom with wet room. These are located within close proximity Baldock, High Street, and is ideal for the retired couple. Therefore the developer has designed to target a wider market as these homes are not only ideal for the younger professionals who wish to live in a future home, but the ground floor is suitable for the elderly or persons with disability who basically live spend most time on the ground floor.
The Pinnocks are set in the historic market town of Baldock located in the district of North Hertfordshire which was founded by the Knights Templar in the 1140s. Baldock boasts an array of period buildings and a popular high street presents along with new modern builds and fantastic access to the A1M North and South bound. The town boasts an excellent array of independent shops, Good Ofsted schools, pubs and restaurants, with the adjoining towns of the first ever Garden City in Letchworth Garden City and Hitchin providing an even wider range of facilities. The Hartsfield JMI School and the Knights Templar Secondary School are both within close proximity. Baldock is only 33 miles away for London or better still only a 30 minute train ride from Baldock to London’s King’s Cross which makes Baldock a commuters dream of a semi rural setting with great links via transport.