The BIOHAUS® System

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Performance In Design

Technology Driven Design

Performance In Design

Technology Driven Design

A complete whole-house approach that integrates health and comfort with energy efficiency and environmental performance.

Solar-shading and natural ventilation with reduced mechanical intervention enable flexible inside-outside living.

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Structural Panel System

Proprietary Technology

Structural Panel System

Proprietary Technology

Our panellised off-site system provides a versatile super-structure for rapid on-site assembly.

Superior structural performance and large clear open-span capability enable significant customisation and architectural control.

Wide range of façade integrations from bio-composites, timber, render and natural regional stone.

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Advanced Composite Materials

Industrial Hemp Focus

Advanced Composite Materials

Industrial Hemp Focus

Our focus on industrial hemp and hemp composite components delivers significant performance enhancements that include:

  • Encapsulated panel for increased fire protection
  • Enhanced thermal and acoustic properties
  • Optimised carbon sequestration, reduce reliance on timber and wider environmental benefits
  • Significant deduction in the use of plastics and other harmful materials
  • Mass-production capable design
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BIOHAUS® homes deliver a superior living environment with systems to regulate temperature and humidity, providing a constant flow of clean, fresh air.

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BIOHAUS® homes save money, staying warm in the winter and cool in the summer – reducing dependency on energy consuming heating and cooling system

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BIOHAUS® composite hemp panels that make up the superstructure are manufactured off-site, delivering a weathertight building on-site in a few days.

Interior of active home
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BIOHAUS® has minimal impact on the environment, using carbon-sequestering natural materials, recycled alternatives and low-cement-based concretes.

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Smart Home solutions designed to bring your lighting, heating, door entry, music and television systems into a single app-based user interface.

BIOHAUS® Key Performance Targets

  • Beyond Zero

    -0.25T CO2e/m2

    Raising standards for sustainable housebuilding in the UK, delivering negative whole life carbon emissions (Target -250 kgCO2e/m2). Exceeding RIBA target for domestic housing (+625 kgCO2e/m2 by 2030).

  • Net Energy Positive

    -75% Energy Costs

    Generating more energy than is used across the year with costs primarily driven by the gap between import and export tariffs.

  • Exceptional Performance

    U-VALUE: 0.100W/m2K

    Setting the highest possible standard of thermal efficiency and passivhaus certification ready.

  • Comparable Costs

    Build Costs +10%

    Construction costs within 10% of standard construction at a similar specification for small-scale developments.

  • Consumer Demand

    10-20% GDV Premium

    Evidence suggests home buyers will pay a premium for carbon negative homes with ultra-low running costs.

Accreditations

The advanced technical development of the BIOHAUS® system is now complete and full BOPAS accreditation is due at the beginning of May 2024. Factory production will commence Q3 2024.

  • BOPAS

    BOPAS provides assurance to Lenders, Developers, Contractors, Housing Associations and Homeowners that construction systems designed, manufactured and installed by accredited MMC Providers will conform to industry best practice in terms of durability and system integrity.

  • KIWA

    Certification, inspection, testing, training and consultancy services. Creating trust in products, services, processes and systems

    Pending
  • EUROPEAN CE MARKING

    Early interest from partners in Germany has accelerated our plans for EU certification and country specific building regulations.

    Pending

The BIOHAUS® Standard

Negative Whole Life Carbon Emissions

Setting the standard for sustainable housing in the UK, delivering negative whole life carbon emissions (Target -250 kgCO2e/m2).

Exceeding RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)’s target for domestic housing (+625 kgCO2e/m2 by 2030).

Exceptional Thermal Efficiency

A pleasant thermal environment is essential for a comfortable home. Adequate thermal comfort, both in summer and winter, enhances health and wellbeing.

Solar shading and natural ventilation, where possible, minimises overheating in summer and optimises indoor temperatures in winter without unnecessary energy use via and natural ventilation wherever possible.

Typical wall build-up delivering U-VALUE: 0.100W/m2K.

Bio Material Construction

Only natural fibre insulation used in construction together with structural timber and limited use of metal fixings.

Primary Materials:

  • Structural Timber
  • Natural Fibre Insulation
  • Bio-composites
  • Natural plasterboard alternatives

A Home That Breathes

Incorporating intelligent systems to regulate humidity and provide a constant flow of clean, fresh air keeps indoor temperatures stable and comfortable whatever the weather.

Good indoor air quality can prevent humans from developing respiratory ailments, such as mucous membrane irritation, asthma and allergies. It can also contribute to prevent some cardiovascular diseases.

High indoor air quality helps to avoid odour problems, which can positively affect the overall well-being of the building’s occupants.

Non-Toxic Components and Finishes

Minimise, and where possible eliminate, the use of harmful chemicals – such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – in construction.

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Net Energy Positive

A net-positive energy home that on average over the year produces more energy from renewable energy sources than it imports from external sources.

Freshwater Consumption

The depletion and scarcity of global freshwater resources are escalating and thus it is becoming increasingly important to minimise water consumption – and treatment – during the life-time of a home.

Saving freshwater results in wastewater savings as well and both issues are part of the design specifications.

Freshwater consumption is reduced by installation of water-saving tabs, use of grey or rain water for toilets and gardening, and the use of easy-to-clean surfaces.

Daylight

Adequate lighting and especially well-designed daylight penetration provide an array of health benefits occupants. High levels of daylight and an optimised view out positively influence people’s health and well-being.

Homes must allow for optimal daylight and attractive views to the outside. Electric lighting during daytime should rarely be necessary, which should make it possible to reduce the overall energy consumption for lighting.

Acoustic Quality

A quiet living environment is an important aspect of a healthy home. Noise, or unwanted sound, can cause annoyance, hypertension, stress and impair sleep, among other things.

The home should protect against unwanted sound, both from indoor sources and outdoor sources.

Smart Home Technology

Smart Home solutions optimise energy performance, comfort and wellbeing.

Centrally managed lighting, heating, door entry, music and television systems controlled by a single app-based user interface.

A BIOHAUS® home will cost approximately 10% more than a conventionally built home initially, but over time it will deliver significant savings.