Passive House Windows
Passive House is a voluntary standard popular in Europe. The Passivhaus House Institute recommends that all Passive House windows should have a U-value of not more than 0.8W/m2K.
At Schnauber, we specialise in customising timber Passive House windows. All our timber Passive House windows are extremely energy efficient and Passivhaus-certified, meeting all the requirements of German Passivhaus House standards. The windows have been expertly designed to reduce energy consumption and come with maximum airtightness and thermal insulation characteristics.
We fill our window frames with krypton or argon to prevent heat transfer and we use glasses with no thermal bridges to provide a consistent temperature during the summer and winter. Over the years, we have perfected the art of using German craftsmanship to add a touch of elegance and luxury to our timber Passivhaus House windows. We use triple glazing with inside thermal insulated core as standard to produce exceptional thermal performance windows. Regardless of your local climate in the UK, we are here to customise your timber Passivhaus House windows to suit your needs.
Schnauber’s Passive House Certified wood windows come with triple glazing as standard to provide increased thermal efficiency and air tightness.
Schnauber use a highly advanced system of three distinct layers containing polyurethane and natural wood that results in U values ranging from 0.79 W/m2K to 0.66 W/m2K using triple glazing.
In certain high end residential developments and commercial/industrial projects Passive House certified windows maybe specified by the architect or developer.
Passive House wooden windows can be installed in new build or refurbishment developments.
Choose this window type for the aesthetic quality of a timber framed window combined with the high performance of an internationally renowned standard - Passive House.
If you would like to increase the comfort level in your home and significantly reduce energy bills.
As a standard very low ‘U’ value of 0.77 W/m2K is achieved because they are supplied with high performance triple glazing filled with an insulating inert gas, have insulated frames and minimise thermal bridging.
All Schnauber Passive House windows are supplied with innovative locking mechanisms to ensure that your property stays safe and secure.
The timber windows are either painted or stained internally in an unlimited range of colours using the latest environmentally friendly water resistant paint technology.
Wide selection of ironmongery including hinges, handles and fittings.
The timber used is from responsible and sustainable sources and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
Ease of cleaning will depend upon the style of window that has been chosen.
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Skills not just confined to joinery
Mr Kempski’s handsome end of terrace house in the Cambridge suburb of Newnham was in need of some tender loving care when it came to the timber windows. The Edwardian single pane sash windows had been installed many years previously and were starting to show...More about the project
The proof of the pudding…
Mr Lowe contacted Schnauber after several neighbours in his Cambridgeshire village of Haddenham recommended the company as specialists in the installation of timber windows. Mr Lowe had a requirement for sash windows to resolve issues that had occurred with timber windows that had been previously...More about the project
Very impressed with the final finishes
A 1930s property in the centre of Cambridge was returned to its former glory with the replacement of ill-fitting UPVC widows with a range of timber casement windows. The offending windows were already in place when Mr Jackson purchased his 1930s property. Whilst he knew...More about the project
High level of adaptability applauded
When your parents are architects and basically “in the business” there is no shortage of expertise and advice on hand to ensure that you make the right decision when it comes to choosing a supplier for your replacement windows and door. Mr & Mrs Thompson’s...More about the project
Truly impressive work ethic…
Mr Strange owns a Victorian terrace property in the historic Suffolk town of Bury St Edmunds. When he purchased the house it had been unsympathetically modernised over a number of years and the original heritage of the property was a dim and distant memory. The...More about the project
Improved security is a nearly always a factor in the decision making process for our customers. This was definitely the case for Mr Shear, who owns a 1930s property in London. Mr Shear had placed steel bars on his windows due to the level of...More about the project