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" Occupant Feedback : GROVE COTTAGE ‘All year round, the house is the right temperature, no messing with controls, fretting about getting the children to close doors, and no excessive clothing !’ "
Lorna Pearcey, Grove Cottage.
"We were delighted when it proved to be possible to achieve a PassivHaus standard building which fits perfectly in its residential environment and provides an efficient working environment at a reasonable price. We couldn’t have achieved this without the passion, commitment and expertise of our architects Simmonds Mills. Our tenants, the local community, the workforce and the Board of Helena Partnerships are delighted with the outcome."
Professor Robert Barr, OBEIndependent Board Member and Sustainability Champion - Helena Partnerships
"Incidentally we don’t have any heating at all upstairs and the ‘coldest’ bedroom in the cottage end is at 17C today, plenty warm enough. Our bedroom in the new bit is 19C, and is usually warmer when we get up in the morning that when we go to bed at night – just 2 bodies warming it! We spent the evening at a friend’s house yesterday and sat in draughts..."
projects in developmentMay 2020. Here we are in extraordinary times in the middle of lockdown. Our newer projects are continuing through design stages; some planning processes are slowed down by the impact of the pandemic. It’s unclear yet how soon building procurement will operate on some of our deep retrofit projects – some builders are furloughed; others are managing to work through the situation. Retrofit projects are always a complex challenge; each...
GDPRGDPR On May 25, new EU General Data Protection Regulations come into force. It requires that all personal data held by organisations is with the consent of that person and is held securely and managed properly. At Simmonds.Mills architects, we have always taken your data privacy very seriously. We never share your information with third parties without your consent. If you are a client, your email, and in...
Tanzania Eco Village ProjectPost 3: 16/12/17 As promised, this post of the Tanzania Project will explore all the phases of development, up until it’s current stage. As mentioned before, this build is a prototype of what it yet to come and therefore gives both the builders and architects a chance to explore design solutions and local materials. Furthermore, the structure will look to take on a few Passivhaus principles. And, as Post 2...
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