92 Livingstone Road


1892 Livingstone Road
Hove, BN3 3WL

Jim Miller is applying principles from his Passivhaus design practice to the renovation of his own home. The plan is to repair and insulate each element to the highest possible standard, rather than attempting a range of cheaper, quick fix solutions that might compromise the results.

The first area for renovation is the back wall, which suffered badly from penetrating damp, rising damp and had blown plaster and render. The windows were also poor quality and rotting. This has now been stripped back to the masonry on both sides, finished with lime render and plaster and then insulated externally with breathable Woodfibre external insulation. New windows are triple glazed and timber framed.

Jim's expertise has ensured that the fine detail has been meticulously covered, with no cold or damp bridging (where possible). He will be giving talks to visitors, running through the logic underlying the design and use of materials for this project.


BUSES 7 (to Livingstone Road) or 5, 5A, 5B (to Coleridge Street)
TRAIN Hove (5 min walk)

92 Livingstone Road


  • + Airtightness
  • + Condensing boiler
  • + Low energy lighting
  • + Natural materials
  • + Solid wall insulation (External, Breathable)
  • + Triple glazing


Further information

Case study pdf