Sustainable Living Designs
All our houses are designed wherever possible to exceed the minimum thermal requirements set out by the current Building Regulations.
We try to use the ‘fabric first’ approach when designing our buildings, a ‘fabric first’ approach involves maximising the performance of the components and materials that make up the building fabric itself, before considering the use of mechanical or electrical building services systems. This can help reduce costs and improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. A fabric first method can also reduce the need for maintenance during the building’s life.
We do this by maximising the buildings thermal efficiency by specifying high levels of insulation, maximising air tightness, making use of passive heating by enhancing solar gain and thermal mass.
Due to the stringent building regulations many of our homes do also have some form of renewable energy source incorporated such as heat pumps and solar panels.
Building sustainably not only has benefits for the environment but also for the client and future generations.