The Passive Foundation

The passive foundation is a PassiveHaus certified system, designed to thermally encase the foundation in high performance expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation, which delivers one of the lowest U-Values currently available at 0.105W/m2K

The passive foundation is a PassiveHaus certified system, designed to thermally encase the foundation in high performance expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation, which delivers one of the lowest U-Values currently available at 0.105W/m2K.

A localised point in a building, where there is a break in the continuity or a penetration of the insulation is called a cold or thermal bridge.

These bridges are most commonly found at wall and floor junctions.

Crucially, the passive foundation system is also engineered to super insulate the wall and floor junction with precision detailing, significantly enhancing thermal efficiency and eliminating all cold bridges.

Passive Foundation System

Benefits of Passive Foundation

  • Eliminates cold bridges
  • 60% less concrete required lowering carbon footprint
  • Strong structural base for timber frame
  • Suitable for all site conditions
  • Quick to install
  • Cheaper to construct than conventional strip foundation
  • Reduced wet trade on site
  • Reduced labour & equipment costs
  • Internal load points accommodated
  • Loads distributed more evenly in comparison to conventional strip foundation

Examples of MBC Passive Foundation

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MBC specialise in the production of Timber Frame Passive Houses and High Thermal Efficiency Timber Frame Houses throughout the UK, for people looking to benefit from huge energy savings and reduce their heating demands by up to 90%.

Passive Builds

Precisely engineered Passive solutions from MBC Timber Frame requiring 90% less energy for space heating and cooling.

Near Passive Builds

MBC Timber Frame’s “optional levels of insulation” applied to a 140mm stud frame. 3 great options delivery differing U-Values.

Groundworks

The MBC Passive Foundation system, suitable for both Passive and Standard timber frame projects.

Truss and Joists

Metal web Joists and Roof Trusses available on a supply only basis for traditional build projects.

A super insulated, timber frame house, providing exceptional energy efficiency

Designed and engineered in accordance with current building regulations

Manufactured in a controlled factory environment, ensuring superior quality craftsmanship

An affordable, competitively priced building option

Erected on site at an unparalleled rate when compared to conventional block construction

An environmentally conscious and forward thinking sustainable approach