Moores Road

Moores Road

Brief

Our client had recently moved into this 1930s bungalow which had already been twice extended. Having moved from a Passivhaus, the client brief required not only internal remodelling but also significant thermal upgrading to create a home with very low energy use.

Response

We introduced high levels of insulation to the external walls, roof and floor. Windows and external doors were replaced with new Passivhaus-standard triple-glazed items. The upgraded heating system included underfloor heating, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, and solar PV collectors.

North Downs House

North Downs House

Brief

This project began as an extension to a detached 1930’s house located on the North Downs. The site is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and benefits from commanding views to the south. The existing property was, however, subject to some traffic noise.  

Response

The clients bravely accepted our suggestion that a new dwelling might be worth considering. We obtained planning permission for a new Passivhaus constructed into the hillside. Two ribbons of glass let out onto wide south-facing terraces at both levels. Because the building is ‘dug’ into the hillside and the roof is covered in planting traffic noise is significantly reduced.

The First Passivhaus in Reigate

The First Passivhaus in Reigate

Brief

Reigate Architects have designed the first Passivhaus in Reigate, and perhaps in Surrey, on a tight site in Warren Road. The Passivhaus standard was developed in Germany and is widely recognised as one of the ‘best practice’ standards for sustainable design. The building will provide a highly comfortable internal environment whilst minimising the energy used for heating and cooling.