what we did

We supported self-builders; designing, obtaining planning permission, demonstrating compliance with building regulations, preparing construction documentation and helping with project management.

We carried out buiding performance modelling using PHPP (Passive House Planning Package) and thermal bridge modelling of construction details using THERM.

Many projects we embarked on had planning permission already; we assisted with taking them through the remaining stages, to completion. Sometimes we were asked to assess a design for compliance with the Passivhaus standard, and often it was possible to bring them up to the standard with minimal amendment.

Much of our new-build work was with timber frame company Touchwood Homes and Williams Energy Design, forming an unique integrated team achieving consistently high-performing homes, many to Passivhaus standard. Our favourite form of construction comprised engineered timber frames with cellulose fibre insulation in a 'breathable' structure. This combination of materials is very robust due to its vapour permeability and has a very low environmental impact.

We also had considerable experience of renovating and extending old buildings, in particular the Victorian building stock that makes up much of London.

Since 1993 the company was involved with over 200 projects. Over 80 of these have been built, or are now under construction.