UN Sustainable Development Goals

Have you come across the UN Sustainable Development Goals? Has your employer or household? Implemented in 2016, as a nation we are committed to meeting 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The goals are a medium term plan to help sustain our surroundings for the benefit of our children’s generation. They cover many aspects… Read more »

There’s always a way….

If nothing else, all this time at home really gets the imagination working on DIY projects and home improvement plans. That home office or attic conversion you had always planned would be worth their weight in gold right now! You’d be forgiven for thinking with social distancing, there may not be much you can do… Read more »

House extension and remodel in the Lake District

Managed to make some time this week to carry out a job that’s been lurking around for a wee while. We have now uploaded some lovely photos of our Lake District house remodel for you to have a look through. The house is for the family’s use but also a holiday let – in case… Read more »

Working from Home

So that’s us drawing towards the end of about 2 weeks Working from Home and its been really productive – 3 Planning applications submitted and another granted, and Building Warrants submitted for 3 of our clients. We will give you a peek at some next week…… We are hugely impressed and indebted to both the… Read more »

futurebuild 2020

Highlights A few highlights we found at futurebuild 2020 in London last week to keep an eye out for: New Building Regulations are due this year for Part L (energy efficiency) & Part F (ventilation) Consensus is we have just 10 years left to get Co2 emissions on a downward trend to keep climate change… Read more »

UK Climate & Policy Timeline

Futurebuild Conference: UK Climate & Policy Timeline One of our team will be heading down to the Futurebuild Conference next week. The 3 day event gathers a wide range of built environment professionals, academics and students to discuss the biggest challenges ahead. The event is divide into in six sections: Buildings Energy Infrastructure Interiors Offsite… Read more »

How can we make our homes warmer and more efficient?

Winter weather highlights the issue of inefficient & cold homes. For some it can be difficult retaining comfortable conditions without breaking the bank, however, cost is not the only issue. Currently, buildings account for 20% of all UK greenhouse gas emissions and as many of these are homes which will still be in use in… Read more »

Passivhaus : has it’s time come?

Passivhaus Each year the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) awards the Stirling Prize to the ‘best’ architecture project in the UK (EU pre-2015). The award is arguably the most prestigious in the UK. Previous winners include: Foster + Partners ‘Gherkin’; Gateshead Millennium Bridge; and The Scottish Parliament. All of which have become iconic examples… Read more »

Finishing Touches

A small development of 7 houses has been completed in recent months on a windfall infill site in Lymm. A few finishing touches are currently being made by the Developer Forward Properties in order to refine the garden landscaping. To enhance the street scene a set of new trees have been planted to the front gardens, which add… Read more »