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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..."
New-build passivhaus, Herefordshirethis replacement dwelling was completed in the Summer of 2020. Because of the pandemic, it’s been difficult to visit and explore the design we worked on with our clients for the previous year. We look forward to a visit soon !
RetrofitWe have three deep retrofit projects at detail design stage at the moment. The first one has just started on site today / beginning of March 2021. www.ecovertsolutions.co.uk are involved with pricing, value engineering and with project management role during construction. We will use trades local to each job as available. Busy with all the detail requirements of each individual brief; balanced with trying to achieve some economies of scale...
projects in developmentMarch 2021. The effects of the pandemic still affect everything. In the world of retrofit projects, some work has carried on ; planning permissions and other approvals have slowed down – with Council officers often on more pressing duties. We have several ongoing projects; three concurrently being detailed and costed ; skilled builders as ever are in short supply. No doubt all the best ones are extra busy as lockdown...
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