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Floor Planning & House Design

Floor plans were developed using a collaboration of both the homeowner and the builder.  A box is better: easier to insulate, easier control the air and moisture barriers and simpler to build.  Working with our Passive House Consultant, Chris West, we were able to find a shape that everyone agreed on, allowing for the homeowners preferred […]

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Passive House – South Hero, Vermont

We just started construction of a house that we hope will meet the German “passive house” standard.  Meeting the passive house standard does seem a daunting task.  The amount of planning, coordination, and quality control are critical to minimize or eliminate thermal bridges, get the insulation and air sealing details right, and build a house tight enough to meet the 0.6 Ach 50 blower […]

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New Home Kitchen Renovation on Houzz

Check out this interview from Houzz. Did you know Hayward Design Build is featured on Houzz as a Vermont Home Improvement Pro?  

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