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The Black House

A black Passive Haus Porto Doorset

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The black beauty by Jonathon Pile
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Street view
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Courtyard and living area view of front door
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View of front door near the plywood cladded staircase and black cladded wall
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Shot from the gate to the house
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Close up of lever handle

This Black beauty is one of my favourite projects from 2018 and it also featured in London Open Houses last September.  What you can't tell from these images is that it is a certified Passive Haus - the leading international low energy design standard.

Jonathon Pile, the architect on this project, was very keen to match the door to the outer shell and be able to have it Passive Haus certified as well. The front door doesn't actually sit on the same elevation and is set back  but looking from the outside you can see the front door when the main gate is open and it does line through with the cladding.

The Porto e98 Passive Haus certified doorset has a triple glazed side lite and is painted a black RAL colour. We particularly like how the black stands out with the other timbers used internally and blends in so well on the outside. You can read the specs on our Passive house doors here .