About Us

Paula Hugens

Business Owner, Structural Engineer | Certified Passive House Designer


Paula has over 20 years of experience as a Structural Engineering consultant covering a wide variety of projects and structural materials. This has included natural materials such as Rammed Earth and Straw Bale to modern building systems such as SIPs and Insulated Concrete Forms. She specialises in understanding the effect of thermal heat losses and moisture migration through the building envelope.

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Denise Martin-Henkenhaf

Building Analyst | Certified Passive House Consultant


Denise specialises in analytical modelling techniques that are commonly required for highly energy efficient buildings. This includes isothermal modelling using Psi-Therm, hygrothermal modelling using WUFI® and dynamic simulation of a building using IES Virtual Environment. She is also very familiar with undertaking the energy balance calculations that are required to complete the PHPP, as used  for the verification of Certified Passive House Buildings.

Other complementary skills include undertaking on site air-tightness testing using our blower door machine. Denise is also a Green Star Accredited Professional.

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