Thursday, 23 February 2012

From Dream To Reality


After discussions with our client it was decided that the new house would be of a traditional construction with rendered block cavity walls and an engineered truss roof. We wanted to achieve a  level of energy efficiency throughout the building that would be higher than the   mandatory standards set out in 2010. One of the main factors of an energy efficient building is to design and build in elements that guarantee a very low rate of heat loss. 
Reducing the rate of heat loss through the fabric of a building lowers the amount of energy required to heat the space within. While a key aspect in the effectiveness of an energy efficient building, conserving heat is not the only consideration. In our design we have specified a range of materials, techniques and technology which work together to reduce the overall consumption of energy and resources throughout the life of the building. Equally significant when building an energy efficient home is the control & quality of workmanship during construction. The design and specification alone will not guarantee a high standard unless followed through with a good quality build. From here we will explore each phase of the build from foundations to finishes to highlight how we have achieved the standards required for an energy efficient home and ultimately bring our clients dream to life.

Work on site commences with the demolition of the existing property.

Rubble is crushed for re-use on site.

After setting out, the new foundation trenches are excavated.

The footings have been poured and the first course of blocks laid.