Build!, an award winning initiative by Cherwell District Council was created in 2012 to look at alternative ways to deliver affordable homes for local people. Build’s latest development offers 11 Shared Ownership Passive Houses in Banbury.

Passive Housing is the gold standard of energy efficient homes. Good quality design and craftsmanship paired with superior windows and doors, high levels of insulation and heat recovery ventilation are the key elements that set Passive House construction apart from standard building regulations. High performance insulation and a draught free construction minimises heat loss. This equates to lower heating bills, which can be a 90 per cent reduction compared to traditional buildings with conventional central heating.