BBS was appointed Building Control on this now completed new-build residential property in East Dulwich, London by Edgley Designs.
The concept for this impressive project began with a 100 year old pear tree, a remnant of the site’s history as a Victorian fruit orchard. The house has been built around this tree, creating an internal courtyard that brings light and air to the centre of the plan, while turning the house inward to remain private from the surrounding terraced houses. The building layout is arranged to benefit from the changing light of the day: the kitchen looking to the North East for morning light. The living areas looking South West onto the pear tree courtyard for light from midday and the lowered snug in the centre of the building as a cosy retreat in the evening.
The house is extremely environmentally friendly, sustainable features of the house including thermodynamic roof panels for the hot water, rain water harvesting, MHRV air handling with heat recovery and air source heat pumps for space heating. The exposed internal concrete surfaces create thermal mass to help regulate internal temperatures. The concrete external walls are cast in situ with two leaves either side of insulation. The inner leaf sits on glassfibre structural insulation blocks and the two leaves are tied together using basalt fibre ties to prevent any thermal bridging.
Updated: 2015-11-30 16:15:34 Added: 2015-11-30 14:38:18
The conversion of a derelict office building to create 31 apartments, including the erection of a 5 storey side extension to form a new stairwell, lift and lobby.
Updated: 2015-11-25 09:10:16 Added: 2015-11-25 09:02:47
Once again BBS is pleased to be providing Building Control services on a Grand Designs project. This time it is a new-build near Horsham in West Sussex and one of the largest homes to feature on Grand Designs. The single-storey house is minimalist in its construction, rectangular in form and covers almost 6,000 Sq. Ft – sufficient space for 7 average sized homes. The property is 60 metres in length and constructed of: steel, granite, porcelain cladding and an immense expanse of glass!
M.E.Cassam Associates, based in Crowborough, East Sussex, is the architect on this very interesting design.
Updated: 2015-11-20 12:21:32 Added: 2015-11-20 12:20:59
BBS has been appointed Building Control on a project at Wooda Farm Holiday Park, by Trewin Design Architects, to oversee the construction of twenty holiday lodges. The site is located in the rural landscape of North West Cornwall approximately 3 kilometres North East of Bude. The site is located in the neighbouring field to the holiday park complex and close to the village of Poughill.
The Eco Holiday Lodges themselves will be positioned in sweeping linear curves, cut into the sloping site and screened by planting banks. Cutting into the site will reduce the impact on views into the site and from the outlook of units behind, creating expansive views for the guests. The units themselves will be constructed from locally sourced materials that will be sympathetic to the area and the site. The structures will create generous open plan spaces to mirror the wide open views towards the coast. The units will be suitable for occupation throughout the year. The units will be energy efficient and serviced by ‘renewable’ means. Bi-product waste will be minimised and recycled. A biomass boiler housed in a separate unit will provide hot water and heating requirements. The ethos of the eco lodges is shared with the guests through the buildings high performance, easy of use and pleasant internal environment.
Each unit will be designed to incorporate zero carbon technology and other sustainable qualities to meet with the requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes published by DCLG.
Client: Wooda Farm Holiday Park
Architect: Trewin Design Architects
Updated: 2015-11-09 09:17:40 Added: 2015-08-21 11:39:01
BBS is carrying out the Building Control works on two Student Accommodation projects in Southampton - Fairchild House and Mayfield House.
Mayfield House is a three storey block, comprising of 17 student units and Fairchild House incorporates the conversion of ground and first floor + new build second and third floor timber frame to provide 45 residential student units. Both accommodation blocks are in close proximity to Southampton University and Southampton Solent University, and are well situated for the social life that Southampton has to offer.
Client - My Pad
Builder - KJ Parker Building Contractors Ltd
Project Managers - Millbank (Southern) LLP & Lainston Colleys LLP
Updated: 2015-11-09 09:15:28 Added: 2015-07-30 16:02:16
BBS is providing the Building Control on a commercial to residential conversion project in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The project involves a roof extension to the existing six-storey office block, together with a change of use to residential. The scheme will provide 69 flats, of which 55 will be studio units. We are working with AA Homes and Housing and Suburban Studios on this project.
Updated: 2015-10-20 11:41:52 Added: 2015-10-20 11:27:59
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