New-build passivhaus, Herefordshire

New-build passivhaus, Herefordshire

Posted by Adele Mills
this 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 !
Retrofit

Retrofit

Posted by Adele Mills
We 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 through stream-lining details and materials' specification. target - Enerphit 1980's bungalow transformation elegant 60' bungalow updated for the 21st. Century
projects in development

projects in development

Posted by Adele Mills
March 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 has focused so many on domestic projects. One retrofit to near Enerphit standard has started on site now. The value engineering process involved in honing a scheme to balance everything…
GDPR

GDPR

Posted by Adele Mills
GDPR On May 25 2018, 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 some cases, address, and telephone number, are held on the Simmonds.Mills database. This is for use in contacting you as our clients, and third parties who are involved in your job.…
Tanzania Eco Village Project

Tanzania Eco Village Project

Posted by Katie Hammonds
The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has slowed our latest project at the Eco-village. In early 2020, project managers and advisors to the Village were negotiating with possible building contractors in Dar-es-Salaam; ready to start the pricing process for the first of our updated house design. We will upload drawings to a specific project page soon ! Let's hope that the situation stabilises and this construction work can commence before too long. See 'Tanzanian Eco-Village' project page for more information. Post 3: 16/12/17 As promised, this post of the Tanzania Project will explore all the phases of development, up until it’s…
GARWAY COMMUNITY CENTRE

GARWAY COMMUNITY CENTRE

Posted by pheriche
GARWAY COMMUNITY CENTRE It's now getting on for two years since the community centre was complete. User groups are settling in - reports back about yoga classes and t'ai chi are positive about the consistent, warm temperatures and fresh air in well spaces. Read about events held in the centre here.