So busy, never update news! But here are some highlights:

Advanced Housing Systems on DIY SOS BBC1 6 March 2014

see some highlights we video'ed on site at our youtube channel

The Big Build - Misterton

Series 24 Episode 2 of 6

Duration: 1 hour

Paul Making's wife died shortly after she gave birth to their sixth child. He has been valiantly holding the family together while they grieve but is up against it- he lives in a two bedroom house he had started to extend and has been forced to sleep on the sofa.

Nick Knowles, the DIY SOS Team, Advanced Housing Systems and over a hundred local builders taken on their biggest home build ever to help this family rebuild their lives. If that wasn't enough, they have to battle against a blizzard to get the job done in nine days.

or more pics at

Dunes, Jersey

Passivhaus substructure with superstructure - see pics here


Gig Watch

a really nice house in Cornwall, for a lovely family and great architect ( - pics to come (very bad weather!)


Will post cases studies on new website (this year) on:

Passivhaus projects


Old Repeater Station

Garnhams and My Flat Packed Home (us on TV again)




Our news channel has moved to our client website which is being developed out (bewteen jobs!) to become our new site: go to

also view the following to track our news:

We are very pleased to announce that we are now certified as European Passivhaus Designers by the Passivhaus Insitut. Our family business has been manufacturing and constructing the highest performance, custom pre-fabricated homes using Passivhaus principles for some years and we felt that formal training would allow us to further raise our game.

We operate in the space where the client, especially small developers or self-builders, wants a flexible MMC custom package from near Passivhaus to PH certified specification that offers choice from a wide range of sustainable materials.

A few things we do differently to most that might be of interest to you: we model each custom structural envelope in our timber frame/SIPS hybrid for u-values, interstitial condensation and thermal mass. The basic package includes engineering, passive windows, internal and external doors and is completed onsite typically within 2 weeks. Optionally, we add an ICF thermal bridge free foundation and basement system with U values to 0.1u with or without embedded underfloor heating; and optionally, project management to give a total build service.

We enjoy working with architects who share our vision of attractive, low carbon new homes quickly built to fixed price using sustainable materials.

Eddie Noel's new house is now being landscaped and will feature in the Jersey Evening Post. We can arrange a visit there if you are interested. We handle all SER, Regulation of Undertaking and transport items specific to Jersey as part of the package and have a good working relationship with partners on the island for groundwork and finishing.

Our existing web site is being superseded with a more informative and Passivhaus orientated one that is under construction between builds. However, there is some good content and reference on it, including some custom envelope designs we have used, so please do take a look and feedback useful comment if you have the time.

Here are some links to some projects that have attracted some media interest:
Main AHS gallery
We have some photo's on our Flickr site of some recent builds - ahs on flickr
Our Grand Designs TV house is at Channel 4 Grand Designs/episode-guides/stirling-the-contemporary-cedar-clad-home
Our Welsh Eco house is at S4C TV Llandudno Plas Coed

July 2009
Their pictures of the build are at and it is now being finished by local trades. We are returning to fit joinery next month.

Tony and Sara Bourgaize can be contacted at their business Scope Furnishing Ltd on +441481723197 to make an appointment or enquire about Advanced Housing Systems Limited and Avalon™ SIPS timber frames.

We are please to announce that we have supplied a new build at Le Chaumette de L'Orme, Rue du Monnaie, Guernsey, GY6 8UA. The client, Mr and Mrs Bourgaize, is our agent for the Channel Islands and would be delighted to show you their new house which has been finished to the weather-proof stage by our erection team of just 2 people over 3 weeks.

June 2009
Announcing the launch this summer of Your Garden Asset service: we believe a UK first. Taking the hassel out of building, this is a total package of design, build and inheritance tax planning where we build your dream home, perhaps a house to retire into, or to sell later, in your garden. Our tax partner, the national firm of accountants Baker Tilly, assist you with your tax planning, aiming to allow you to safely make a tax efficient gift of your current home to your children - if you want to!

May 2009
A new AHS carbon initiative will plant 10 new trees for every house we make. The trees will be planted at Rare Breeds Farm in Berkshire which can be visited by appointment.

We also hope, subject to plannign consent, to build some interesting agricultural buildings there, in a mix of SIPS, straw and cob.

April 2009
AHS are please to announce the start of a new build in the Channel Islands. We have built on Jersey before, but this Guernsey house will be our first and the owners, expereinced in self-build, will act as agents for AHS.

November 2008
Once again on TV! This time, not Grand Designs, but the BBC's Homes Under the Hammer Series 8 Episode 18. Use the BBC iplayer to watch it again. The simple folk at AHS couldn't make the episode run, but maybe you can?

September 2008
Advanced Housing Systems Limited have been selected as a manufacturing partner of Living Space 21 Limited, sponsored by Homebase, Buildstore and The Co-operative Bank.

August 2008
Advanced Housing Systems Limited ('AHS') are pleased to announce that they have acquired part of the business of Avalon Timber Frame Homes and offer Avalon's Grand Designs featured Structural Insulated Panel System (SIPS) in addition to a wider range of products and services to support the high quality Home Builder.

July 2008
8 page feature in Build It magazine featuring our AvalonTM SIPS in a 3,500 sqare foot Gerrards Cross (Buckinghamshire) build that you can visit by appointment.






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