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Housing development in rural parish built to Passive House standards

Passive House developments are required to be energy efficient, comfortable and affordable, so it was essential that a quality heat recovery (MVHR) ventilation system was specified, enabling the properties to meet stringent energy performance criteria and achieve a comfortable all-year-round indoor climate.... View Article

Port Talbot’s £40 Million ‘super school’

Architect Stride Treglown is currently working on Port Talbot’s £40 million ‘super school’ development, Ysgol Bae Baglan: the biggest single school infrastructure development in the history of Neath Port Talbot’s County Borough Council. Supported by a 50 percent grant fund from the... View Article

Industry recognition for sustainable luxury

Cheshire Barn Homes – already creating a name for themselves by beautifully restoring traditional farm buildings into contemporary energy-efficient homes – has now been given the seal of approval by the Local Authority Building Control. The Cheshire Barn Homes, Broomhill... View Article

A modern escape made for viewing the sea

London architecture practice JaK Studio today unveils details of its latest private residential commission – a luxury contemporary villa in St. Tropez, South of France. The design and build for the property was commissioned by a British couple, both of... View Article

Right advice makes home technology a natural fit

UV Architects and Inspired Dwellings have collaborated on the complete renovation of a family home between the commons in Wandsworth, London. The challenge to create a fully connected home by transforming the sound, lighting and vision is increasingly given to... View Article

Architect’s home wins sustainability award

The Birmingham office of civil and structural engineers Thomasons has won a regional Structural Award from the Institution of Structural Engineers for its role in designing a highly sustainable family home – ‘Home4Self’ – in partnership with Axis Design Architects.... View Article

A high note on modern design

Ray Bull spotted his ideal plot of land back in 2012, but had to wait three years before finally securing it as his own. Now, he has developed a large and stunning home for his family, designed with modern living... View Article

The Boardwalk House

Winner of the Sunday Times British Homes Awards “EcoHaus” design category the Broadwalk House is a modern lakeside home. Beating seven other shortlisted finalists in an online vote, the home has been created by the design team from NPS Leeds,... View Article

A striking change

A family in Chorlton are now living in the home of their dreams after their dated 1920’s bungalow was given a stunning, modern redesign by Raynes Architecture. The brief was to create something that is fully accessible to all, without... View Article

Tudor wins “Best Roofing Product” Award 2014

Tudor Roof Tiles Co Ltd, Britain’s foremost independent handmade clay roof tile manufacturer, has won the prestigious 2014 ‘Build It Award’ in the category of ‘Best Roofing Product’. The company received this accolade for its historically authentic range of handmade... View Article

Tengbom designs Kommendören restaurant

Tengbom’s interior design studio has designed the new Kommendören restaurant in Stockholm’s Östermalm district. The neighbourhood restaurant is inspired by the American bistro concept and will open its doors this Friday, 10 October. Kommendören, at Kommendörsgatan 7, is the most... View Article

Interim report shows zero carbon Solar House success

The UK’s first fully solar-powered new build home is performing above expectations, according to an interim report into the effectiveness of its energy system. Reviewing energy flows within Caplin Homes’ Solar House in Leicestershire, the paper suggests that the building... View Article

Good exterior landscaping is about more than kerb appeal

After another spring of storms and their subsequent flood stories making a stake in the headlines, Andrew Gill, marketing manager at Brett Landscaping, takes a look at the hard landscaping options available to the self-builder and offers advice on how... View Article
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