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 »

stripped back to a shell

Having now been stripped back to a shell, the interesting part of this build is well under way; in the very capable hands of Andy and his team at Beech Joinery. The project concerns a complete overhaul of a dormer bungalow which includes extending both to the side and rear. Relocating the master bedroom upstairs frees… Read more »

New Entrance & Ancillary Spaces

A detached family dwelling in the Scottish Borders sees New Entrance & Ancillary Spaces progress to give a greater sense of arrival to the property where once the entrance was obscured. The scope of works includes: a timber clad garage extension new entrance porch to accommodate the trappings of a busy family life with generous, separate… Read more »