With over twenty years of experience, we specialise in sustainable building design, focusing on minimising environmental impacts and energy demands. We prioritize best value solutions and ensure construction achieves predicted performance. Our expertise includes passivhaus, AECB and BREEAM standards, and we offer certification through trusted assessors.
As part of our service, we assess options to minimise environmental impact, aiming to reduce energy demand and offset remaining needs with renewable energy. Our ‘Lean design’ approach results in *the most appropriate solutions* for sustainable design.
In addition, we emphasis the importance of occupant health and well-being, making best use of natural daylight and ventilation and ensuring comfortable temperatures and good indoor air quality.
We take your early stage project ideas and turn your vision into reality. We have expertise in both architecture and building services design, and this enables us to consider complex building requirements from the beginning, providing sustainable and energy-efficient solutions.
Our experience ensures high-quality construction results through effective communication and collaboration within the project team.
At the first steps, we listen to your ideas, conduct feasibility studies, energy surveys, and engage with relevant authorities to explore project possibilities. We provide scheme designs for planning and building regulations approvals, ensuring a smooth transition to the detailed design phase. If your project involves a listed building or conservation area, we have experience in obtaining the necessary consent.
In the technical design stage, we develop approved designs, providing detailed drawings and information for accurate pricing by building contractors. We can assist in selecting a contractor and advise on the appropriate building contract.
During construction, we administer the building contract and collaborate with the contractor to ensure the correct interpretation of designs and technical information. We ensure the building functions as intended, particularly focusing on heating and ventilation systems.
After completion, we offer support in optimising the building’s comfort and operation, following the “soft landings” approach to ensure a smooth transition. We can also conduct detailed monitoring and post-occupancy evaluations to assess building performance. The information and experience gathered at this stage is used to inform future designs.
Contact us to arrange a free consultation and discuss your project ideas.