Architectural Design – The Roman architect Vitruvius in the first century BC asserted that buildings should have three qualities, firmitas, utilitas, venustas. These can be translated as durability, usefulness and delight; it is hard to think of a better manifesto. I place a high importance on understanding my clients’ needs, and the opportunities offered by each site. Durability has to do with thinking about long-term benefits, usefulness is essential and delight is delight! These are what separate good architecture from just building.
Passivhaus Design – (include PH logo) As a Certified Passive House Designer, I have the training to test proposals against the stringent Passivhaus Standard. I have also received training in Design PH, which is the latest tool to allow early testing of designs in three dimensions.
Home Energy Masterplan – Before starting a retrofit project, it’s vital to work out which measures are right for you and your home. Without some proper planning, you can easily end up picking measures that don’t deliver the results you’re looking for, or spending much more than you need to. That’s where our Home Energy Masterplan service comes in. In association with Parity Projects, the analysts then use in-house software to create a report that sets out how your home is working now (or not as the case may be) and identifies all the options available. As we work out the probable benefits and cost of each measure we build packages of measures to meet your particular needs – whether you’re trying to cut your bills, reduce your environmental impacts, or simply make your home warm and cosy.