Passivhaus Design

Developed in Germany in the 1990s, Passivhaus is a quality assured standard and methodology for low energy buildings, which use 75% less energy than standard practice for UK new build. In 2021, we welcomed Luis Santos to the practice. Luis is an Architect and also a qualified Passivehaus Designer who consults across all our projects to ensure we are bringing the very best environmental practices to our designs.

We advise on;

  • Super insulation
  • Stringent levels of airtightness
  • Minimal thermal bridging
  • Optimisation of passive solar gain
  • Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery

Retro Fitting Homes

Worried about soaring energy bills? We are experts in providing help and advice to improve the energy efficiency of your home by retro fitting more sustainable solutions. With around 28 million homes in the UK having an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D or below 2, there is a great opportunity to raise the standard of energy performance and save money. Possible renovations include:

  • Insulation
  • Airtightness 
  • Ventilation
  • Heating and cooling systems 
  • Renewable technologies
  • Water heating systems
  • Efficient lighting 
  • Energy monitoring systems 
  • Using locally generated power that uses zero-carbon technologies
If you feel you would like some advice on retro fitting your home please just e mail or call.

Architects Declare

This year, as part of our commitment to the environment we signed up to Architects Declare. This is a network of architectural practices committed to addressing the climate and biodiversity emergency. Being a part of this has been a catalyst to ensure we drive effective change within our company.

We will;

  • Advocate for faster change in our industry towards regenerative design practices
  • Upgrade existing buildings for extended use as a more carbon efficient alternative
  • Adopt more regenerative design principles in our studios