Author: MelLaurie

Ecotecture, West Sussex / Articles posted by MelLaurie

Para 55 Landscape Model

Ecotecture recently took delivery of a 1:500 landscape model of our latest house located in Sussex. This is a Para 55 planning application for a new justifiable dwelling in open countryside which we have been working on for over a year. Most noteworthy is that this new house is proposed as an NZEB (Near Zero Energy Building), set to be the latest European new standard and will be the first of its kind in this country. The building has been designed to hunker down on...

‘The Green Future is Here’ event

'The Green Future is Here' recently held at The Rawson Hall in Bolney. The keynote address by Dr. Tony Whitbread CEO of Sussex Wildlife Trust focused on the fact that we are able to live a sustainable life now within the resources we have already. Ecotecture stand features examples of sustainable building materials, whilst at the same time challenging thought on what that means. Are materials that require a high level of maintenance sustainable? In fact are robust, low maintenance materials more...

SOUTH EAST AECB LOCAL GROUP MEETING – WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY 2012 @ 6.30PM

Dear South East AECB member, WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY @ 6.30PM We have been kindly invited by Duncan Baker Brown of BBM Sustainable Design Ltd to view one of their projects which involved a green retrofit of a 1950's house.   The address for the site is as follows: 40 Varndean Garden, Brighton, BN1 6WL Unfortunately we have a restriction on numbers so we will have to adopt a first come first served approach to this, therefore please let us know by e-mail (mel@ecotecture.co.uk) if you will definitely be...

AECB SOUTH EAST VISIT

Dear South East AECB member, WEDNESDAY 18TH APRIL 2012 @ 6.30PM We have been invited by Ciaran Wood of Object Assemble to view Hillymead, a near Passivhaus dwelling in a rural location with the design having to overcome difficulties with local planning requirements . Ciaran has a wide range of experience of building low energy properties and has been developing his own home using the standards and techniques he has learnt over the years. His approach to the construction is unique and...

Ecohomes & Code for Sustainable Homes Assessments

[caption id="attachment_742" align="alignleft" width="172" caption="Achieved Ecohomes Very Good"][/caption]   Ecotecture Ltd are pleased to be able to offer Ecohomes and Code for Sustainable Homes assessments for designers and developers to ensure that their projects meet certain environmental credentials. From Pre-Assessment to Post Construction we assist our clients by giving clear instructions regarding responsibilities for provision of evidence and lead them through the process of obtaining credits as quickly and cost effectively to achieve a low environmental impact building.   If you would like more information...