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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..."
Welcome to our new websiteWe now have a new website, thanks to Steve & Simon at Pheriche. Please read about our skills and experience – developed over the last 25 years – in the fields of green building, passivhaus, retrofit and ecological architecture. We will be adding; more examples of our projects, downloads, images and videos. Read about some of our architectural projects. Find out about the green building services we offer. Find out about...
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...
GARWAY COMMUNITY CENTREGARWAY COMMUNITY CENTRE Garway continues a-pace on site; great for the community group to see how their new neighbour sits in the landscape, and to finally see the space. William Powell & Sons from Hereford are the main contractors. See project page for more information.
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