Working with home owners to build new houses to meet their needs with special interest in Passivhaus, Sustainable Design, Low Energy, Low Carbon and “Eco” constructions.
During the 1980’s Haydn Bennett started to develop low energy buildings whilst working for a regional health authority. In the case of a Community Hospital, the developed design reduced the predicted energy consumption to below half of the maximum allowable under the Building Regulations at that time.
Since the forming of the practice in 1990, energy reduction has been a feature of many of the projects with many new houses, extensions and conversions being significantly better than the minimum required to meet the regulations.
This interest has been expanded with designing to very low energy standards including the adoption of the Passivhaus standard for most new houses and, where possible, incorporating materials with low enbodied energy and from low carbon and sustainable sources.
- RIBA Chartered Practice
- Member of Associated Self-Build Architects (ASBA)
- Member of the Sustainable Building Association (AECB)
- Member of the Passivhaus Trust
- Member of The Green Register (Sustainable retrofitting)
- Experience in Designing for The Disabled
- Recent timber framed eco cottage featured on “My Flat Pack Home” – Chapman build (UKTV)
- Cottage received “Built It” Award 2012 for “Best Use of Timber Frame” (English Brothers frame supplier)
- To work with homeowners to improve the energy performance of their houses as far as constraints, including budgets, allow.
- To move towards Passivhaus and Enerfit standards for all buildings or other appropriate low energy standards.
- To include sustainable materials and components in all buildings as far as constraints allow.