After a rather drawn out planning process we are delighted to announce that we have secured planning and listed building consent for conversion of a listed barn on the outskirts of Wheathampstead to provide ancillary living accommodation for the main house.
Visit our project page for more information on how we plan to make this space habitable.
Last night Heather was given the opportunity to talk to the Sustainable St Albans group at their AGM about Passivhaus social housing and non-domestic buildings as part of a trio of talks on Passivhaus for their speaker hour.
Despite being a bit nervous beforehand, she thoroughly enjoyed speaking to the group and answering specific questions at the end.
If you've not come across this group please do look them up, they do some fantastic projects an...
We are thrilled to welcome Nimmiya into our design team!
To support her passion for creating designs that are sustainable and environmentally friendly, Architectural Designer Nimmiya moved from India to London to pursue her Masters in Sustainable Environmental Design at the Architectural Association. After her studies, Nimmiya has worked for practices in Cambridgeshire and London furthering her learning and experience in retrofitting existing buil...
Due to an increasing workload we have a need for an additional staff member, which we feel would be ideally suited to architectural students. It is incredibly important to us that we find a candidate with the right attitude and qualities to complement our small friendly team and further develop the practice.
The ideal candidate would have some, or all, of the following qualities and skills:
We are excited to announce a planning approval on our first foray into Passivhaus design. The proposals are to renovate a 1960s detached house in Harpenden, add a small rear extension and meet the EnerPHit retrofit criteria as well as going 'gas free' and harnessing renewable energy with an entire roof pitch dedicated to solar pv. Watch this space for project updates!
We have recently been asked to help with another local disused railway station restoration, this time at Nast Hyde Halt in Hatfield, and are pleased to announce that the scheme has been submitted for planning. The proposals involve installing a short stretch of railway track between the end of the platform and the road and have so far had a fantastic amount of local support.
A little bit out of the ordinary - we have just secured retrospective planning permission for an advertisement on the side of this locally listed building, in the centre of St Albans Conservation Area.
We can also personally recommend the excellent food - and, yes, Tom Cruise did visit and had the lobster curry!
We are also working on an application for re-laying a short section of railway track at Nast Hyde Halt, on the Alban Way - so if you have...