Breaking ground at Hiltop

ECA's Passivhaus starts on site


The new dwelling will be designed to the very rigorous and exacting German Passivhaus Standard ( This is a rapidly growing and accepted building standard, forming the de-facto model of high-performing eco-friendly buildings which achieve fantastic real-world performance, as both the design and construction are assessed against strict baselines.

After a detailed tender process over the summer, we are pleased to report that we will be working with Point 6 Projects to deliver the new house

Having produced a full detailed construction drawing package set, liaised with structural engineers, mechanical & electrical consultants, passiv consultants, various suppliers of Passivhaus Certified Products, ECA will be going forward as Contract Administrators for the project, providing the clients with full support and service from the initial concept design right through to handing over the finished house.

We will keep our blog updated with regular photos and interesting development as the build progresses!

The contractor has begun establishing the site and demolishing the existing barn and bungalow ready for the new house and outbuildings to be erected.  Temporary power and access have been established, with the remaining demolition to be completed this week.