Private House, Surrey Hills – Rear View January 26, 2023

New build two storey house on an extremely sloped site. Cedar cladding at the first floor adds a contemporary feel capped by a low-pitched butterfly roof. The South elevation features large format glazing and high floor to ceiling levels which generate a lofty feel to the rooms, overlooking an external lap swimming pool (heated using…

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Private House, Surrey Hills – Approach January 20, 2023

The proposal replaces the existing 1960s house with a new dwelling to modern living standards, using sustainable and energy efficient materials. The house features an air source heat pump, MVHR, lots of PV and a great SAP rating of 107. Not just Zero Carbon, we are 30% beyond Zero Carbon. High floor to ceiling levels…

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The 5 Principles of Passivhaus Design January 16, 2023

PASSIVHAUS DESIGN: We are pleased to announce that Paul and Mollie in our office are progressing towards achieving Passive House designer certification. Obtained over a two-month period of study with the Peter Warm / Coaction practitioner-led Passivhaus training course, guided by highly experienced mentors with a variety of experience. So we asked them to illustrate the…

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Project overview: Clapham Village Nursery September 7, 2022

This flagship building next to Clapham Common involved a complete remodelling and redevelopment of a derelict warehouse building to create a nursery and family centre for children from 6 months to 5 years old. Designed to BREEAM ‘excellent’ environmental standards, including sustainable natural ventilation with roof top wind catchers. The refurbished building provides playrooms for…

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Our 35th Anniversary: The Late 2010s July 29, 2022

Our favourite and most notable projects from the ‘Tens’ continues featuring the Conversion and full refurbishment of our own Grade II Listed Office in central Guildford. We also delivered an extension and refurbishment to Farnham Memorial Hall. The existing 1920’s building received a contemporary new wing, incorporating day care and shared community facilities. Finally, we…

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Sustainability CPD May 12, 2022

Many thanks to MEA (Michael Edwards Consultants Ltd) for hosting some of our staff for a CPD on sustainability, net zero and whole life carbon delivered by experts from FLATT Consulting. Important topic and interesting to us to hear CPD questions from a Quantity Surveyors perspective.

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Beyond Zero Carbon May 4, 2022

This new home is both stunning and extremely sustainable. Lytle Associates worked with Doherty Energy & Flint Construction to produce this contemporary house packed full of sustainable goodies. Energy Consultant Jason Doherty comments: Projects like this don’t come along that often, we had an air source heat pump, MVHR, lots of PV and a great…

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