About Us

We are specialists in Passivhaus,  low energy and environmentally sensitive house design. This includes sustainable and natural building, assessment and compliance work. We work with and support home owners and fellow professionals to achieve the highest environmental standards in new buildings and refurbishments.

Aaben has been set up specifically to serve current and future needs for efficient sustainable and comfortable homes.

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We are members of The Passivhaus Trust, The AECB and The Green Register

Phil Neve MSc Dip Arch

Working with building fabric, materials and energy systems he provides a holistic approach to building and energy systems design and construction. Phil has interests in achieving high levels of sustainability, the use of unconventional methods and materials in new and existing buildings. He is a SAP and Code  assessor and Passivhaus designer.
Phil has many years’ experience in the green building and renewable energy sectors.

Phil Neve



Aaben’s principles and values  are based on ‘doing the right thing’ and’ working from the heart’.

Our mission is to deliver positive permanent change for people and the environment by creating sustainable and comfortable Passivhaus homes and buildings.

We listen to and respect our clients, and aim to fulfil their needs  in a sympathetic and holistic manner, to do it right and to do it on time.

We live and work by adherence to the triple bottom line to achieve social, environmental and financial benefits

We also believe that work should be fun and believe that all work and no play definitely would make us dull people.