A very interesting project that took three years to be granted planning permission. This was due to a complex 'right to light' issue, which was resolved by the architects' clever use of material and form. The mixed-use development, comprising six flats with commercial units on the ground floor, is a co-operative scheme owned by a group of nearby residents.
Updated: 2012-11-06 15:33:41 Added: 2012-11-06 15:33:41
Another interesting passivehaus project; Hanse Haus delivered the pre-fabricated panels to the site and within seven weeks the house was built. The living space comprises; triple glazing throughout with 30cms thick exterior walls and 12cms thick interior walls, combining the benefits of timber SIP with solid wall insulation.
The house does not require a boiler or central heating system. Energy generated from from the household appliances, solar gain and a wood burning stove - for those deep winter nights - is all that is required to maintain the required ambient temperature.
Updated: 2012-06-29 09:32:02 Added: 2012-06-29 09:32:02
This mixed-use development of 14 flats with a ground floor community centre is now complete and fully occupied. The scheme was built using a steel frame structure with pre-cast planks as floors. The third story was designed to be constructed of timber in order to reduce the weight.
BBS has worked closely with Studio V Architects on many projects, including another mixed-use development at Mintern Street, London, N1. This scheme comprises 9 flats, plus a retail unit and was constructed using light gauge steel panels. These were constucted off-site and connected on-site allowing the contractor to build the four-storey structure in only 8 weeks. This resulted in a lighter building and, as a consequence, cost savings on the foundations.
Updated: 2012-06-19 19:09:23 Added: 2012-06-19 19:09:23
Work is nearing completion on the Trinity Street scheme. Denne Construction was awarded the 72-week project with A&Q Partnership the design architects.
The redevelopment comprises ten 4 storey houses and twenty two 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments with underground parking.
BBS Environmental is carrying out the energy assessments on the scheme and all certification will be complete within the next few days.
Updated: 2012-05-28 15:22:06 Added: 2012-05-28 15:22:06
Architect: Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects Ltd.
Developer: Higgins Construction Plc
Structural Engineer: Tully De'Ath
Services Engineer: PinnaclesESP Consulting Engineers
Building Control: BBS Building Control Ltd.
The proposed mixed-use development of 52 flats and ground floor commercial units has been designed to achieve CfSH Level 4 standard. Measures include: renewable energy in the form of air source heat pumps; rainwater butts and secure cycle storage for each unit; and brown roofs. The following passive measures have also been incorporated to reduce carbon emissions: low U-values for walls, roofs and floors; all units, except one, are dual aspect for natural ventilation.
Updated: 2011-12-05 11:57:09 Added: 2011-12-05 11:57:09
Situated near the village of Northiam, in East Sussex, is the Grade I listed building of Great Dixter House. The Estate, built between 1440 and 1454, is internationally renowned for its timber framed house and garden. Phase 3 - development and alterations - is now underway. This includes: important conservation repairs; the re-instatement of an external staircase to the Great Barn; installation of a biomass boiler within the Oast House; and construction of a bunker, adjacent to the Oast, to provide storage for wood chip fuel for the boiler. A new oak-framed shop garden loggia will be constructed on the site of an existing glass green house, which will provide a permanent covered area and toilet facilities for visitors.
The existing system of eave gutters and downpipes on the Great Barn and Oast House will connect to a new rainwater drainage underground system, which will then connect to a new rainwater harvesting storage tank. Wool acoustic insulating matting is to be installed within the existing timber framed walls and roof of biomass boiler house.
Updated: 2011-11-23 09:27:36 Added: 2011-11-23 09:27:36
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