Plans showing proposed building in Chester


EnerPHit Retrofit 2: Why step-by-step plan rather than a “one-hit” retro-fit?


Our Passivhaus Designer Matt has recently bought a new family home. He is retrofitting various elements to a high standard of energy efficiency, and he intends to carry out the works to EnerPHit standards. In his latest blog, he explains his thinking behind undertaking the work step-by-step, rather than all at once.Retro-fitting...
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Out with (some of) the old: redeveloping buildings


There are various factors driving housebuilding and renovation projects at the moment. As a result, there is a shortage of both building plots and existing buildings available for renovation. This is making designers and developers think outside the box; to become more innovative and imaginative in their development opportunities...
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Interview with Matt Davenport, Technical Director


What do you enjoy most about your job?I really enjoy the whole construction process. Right from the moment of hearing a client’s aspiration, exploring what they want, getting the design down on paper and then, as challenging as the process can sometimes be, seeing the physical development take place. It’s just really...
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EnerPHit Retrofit 1: re-modelling a house fit for 21st century living


Our Chartered Architectural Technologist, Matt Davenport, has been a certified Passivhaus Designer since 2017. The Passivhaus Standard provides predictable, high quality and low energy environments. Based on sound physics principles, centred on a 'fabric first' approach, it is a voluntary building standard that aims to be energy...
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The selection process – choosing an architect for your project


As in any creative process, the various chosen contributors and how they collaborate go a long way to shaping the finished article. Whether you require state-of-the-art modern designs, or something more traditional and historical, you’ll need to research your architect before you embark on any construction project.Unless...
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Making a difference for veterinary practices


Our Architectural Technologist, Kate Ashdown, reveals how NWD Architects has built a detailed portfolio of experience working with some of the UK’s leading veterinary groups, including Vets4Pets, The Linnaeus Group, and also more recently, VetPartners.“Having worked with Pets at Home for over 20 years, we have been...
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