De Poorters van Montfoort
Netherlands

The advantages of Active Houses are not limited to new constructions. A social housing area in the Netherlands shows how the principles can be applied to existing buildings – to the great delight of the residents.

Daylight, fresh air and a more stable indoor climate are qualities highly appreciated by the residents in Porterstraat. In the words of Edwin Hamelink, Poorterstraat resident for two decades:

Daylight, fresh air and a more stable indoor climate are qualities highly appreciated by the residents in Porterstraat. In the words of Edwin Hamelink, Poorterstraat resident for two decades:

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After

Daylight, fresh air and a more stable indoor climate are qualities highly appreciated by the residents in Porterstraat. In the words of Edwin Hamelink, Poorterstraat resident for two decades:

Daylight, fresh air and a more stable indoor climate are qualities highly appreciated by the residents in Porterstraat. In the words of Edwin Hamelink, Poorterstraat resident for two decades:

Daylight, fresh air and a more stable indoor climate are qualities highly appreciated by the residents in Porterstraat. In the words of Edwin Hamelink, Poorterstraat resident for two decades:

It would be fair to say that comfort was very bad before the remodelling. That has changed now. We are also amazed by the extra space in the attic. Thanks to this extension, we now have four bedrooms. That is great for a family with four children. It is truly a brand new start.