Welcome to Earthwise Construction,
a sustainable building company based in Bristol.

With over 15 years’ experience, we work with home owners, architects, developers and businesses across the South West and further afield, offering comprehensive eco design & build services, including Passivhaus (Passive House) and MVHR.

Minimising environmental impact and maximising energy efficiency is at the heart of everything we do.

What we do

Kind words

  • Ben and his team did a total refurbishment of my house and also extended it at the front and back. A very important part of my project was to achieve a very energy efficient house. Ben is an expert in this area and fully understands the need for airtightness and the insulation requirements. He also has the skills to install the heat recovery ventilation system (MVHR). We are now living in a very warm house with minimal heating bills. Ben has a highly skilled team who take pride in doing a quality job. Earthwise Construction is an excellent building company that you can trust. I would highly recommend them.

    Ken Mills
  • In the world of house builds and retrofits, it can be hard to find a contractor, full stop! But especially hard to find one without compromise: quality usually comes at cost, and low budget usually comes with high risk. Ben, and Earthwise under his direction, were not a compromise in any way. They delivered that most unlikely of outcomes: a bespoke house build under budget! I have recommended them on numerous occasions and will continue to do so, gladly. We feel very lucky to have found and worked with them on our project.

    Nick Easton & Ellie Sans
  • Sustainable construction is Ben’s forte and he does it well. He is a good problem solver with attention to detail where necessary and a sound grasp of the modern building techniques required to construct the sort of places that we’ll all need to be living in if we’re serious about tackling climate change.

    On site, Ben and his team were reliable and delivered a high quality of work. We could see that Ben’s calm approach was key to coordinating other contractors and maintaining a motivated workforce. I would highly recommend Earthwise Construction to others.

    Alan Davies
  • I would have no hesitation in recommending Earthwise Construction, they were a real pleasure to work with. It was pleasing to see the attention to fine detail of the building’s design (e.g. ensuring that it achieved a good level or air-tightness) and in the constant consciousness that the most sustainable materials were used and that material waste was minimised. They have successfully delivered a group of fantastic sustainable apartments that are going to be wonderful, low-cost homes for co-op members for years to come.

    Trevor Houghton, Somewhere Cooperative Housing Association
  • It was a pleasure working with Earthwise Construction, we couldn’t have hoped to have a nicer group of people in our home. Our house uses Passivhaus principles to create a very low energy home from a fabric point of view. Now, four years on, the energy performance of our home is better than predicted, which is testament to the skill of Earthwise Construction in executing many difficult details and achieving an excellent airtightness test value of 0.81 on a complex refurbishment project. I would have no hesitation in recommending Earthwise Construction to others and have already done so on many occasions.

    James Walker