Posts Tagged "services"

The Nokes

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Projects | Comments Off on The Nokes

The Nokes

Our role Mechanical services design (detailed design) The project: 9 social housing flats in a single block in Hemel Hempstead. Our focus: We designed central systems to provide ventilation and baseload heating and hot water without the need for billing.    We took particular care in designing the distribution to ensure that heat losses were minimised to save energy and also reduce the overheating risk.   We also designed the controls and user information to be as simple as possible for occupant use.   The team: Client: Dacorum Borough Council Architect/Passivhaus Designer: Chambers Goodwin and Partners Contractor:Sandwood.  Certifier: BRE...

Read More

Rainham

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Projects | Comments Off on Rainham

Rainham

Our role Passivhaus consultancy Mechanical services design – pre-planning Daylight & sunlight modelling, planning energy reports The project: 51 social (affordable rental) homes comprising 34 houses in 3 terraces and 17 flats in one apartment block located in Rainham, Havering. Our focus: The aim was to make the form as simple as possible to ensure Passivhaus was easily achievable. We provided Passivhaus design support from concept to completion including thermal bridge modelling, airtightness training, ventilation commissioning support and user guides. We successfully negotiated Passivhaus Certification in lieu of the 15% renewables obligation that the planning authority required.  The team:  The client/contractor is Climate Energy Homes for Circle Housing and Old Ford, The architects are MaccreanorLavington/ BDG Design .  Certification by Co-create  ...

Read More

Oakfield Road

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Projects | Comments Off on Oakfield Road

Oakfield Road

Our role: Passivhaus design consultancy Mechanical services design – pre-planning The project: 8 single terrace of houses in South London.    Our Focus: We are working alongside Climate Energy Homes (as with their previous scheme at Rainham) to provide support for the design and contractor team. Our focus has been on reducing the overheating risk, simplifying detailing to improve buildability and giving mechanical services advice pre and post planning.   The team: The client is London and Quadrant Housing, the architects are Traer Clark, the timber frame is provided by Climate Energy Homes with Quadrant Construction as main contractor. Certification will be by...

Read More

St. Andrew’s Road

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Projects | Comments Off on St. Andrew’s Road

St. Andrew’s Road

  Our role Mechanical services design Passivhaus consultancy + design services (refurbishment)   The project: Retrofit of a 3 storey terrace in Exmouth to be used as housing for vulnerable adults.  Aspiring to EnerPHit certification.   Our focus: Following our experience with our own office we undertook a substantial part of the fabric design.  We modelled the building in the PHPP, developed a strategy to meet EnerPHit and created working drawings (including airtightness detailing, THERM modelling etc.)    We have developed a low energy services strategy within the constraints of the existing building fabric with the focus on designing for ease of use & metering by landlord and tenants.   The team: Client: East Devon District...

Read More

Studio 2×2

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Projects | Comments Off on Studio 2×2

Studio 2×2

2011 – The project comprises two studio spaces making maximum use of the north light required by artists.  We provided Passivhaus consultancy and services design throughout the project. The client was The Arts University, Bournemouth and the architectural designer was Frias-Robles Associates Ltd. Arts University, Bournemouth: aub.ac.uk Frias-Robles Associates Ltd.: fradesign.co.uk

Read More