Self Build Certifed EnerPHit Passivhuaus
“The Barge is a complex renovation which Claire has researched, exploring all options, before determining an exhaustive approach to the construction, with the help of her Specialist Passivhaus Construction team Eco Dc. The technical and practical knowledge she has attained this last year whilst working on site is second to none. “
“Claire designed a beautiful, 5 bedroomed, oak framed, eco friendly home on a magnificent plot that very few people believed would get planning. Through her own meticulousness, perseverance and communication skills, Claire was able to negotiate with the planning officers to allow the existing house to be demolished and a replacement dwelling in excess of double the square footage to be built in its place. Claire saw this project through right to committee level where the council gave her huge support and praise for her work.”
On site construction and management
“For all the years I have worked in construction, whether it design or on-site, it is very rare to find co-workers who simply “get it” and make the whole experience easier and run more smoothly. Secondly, dealing with the complexities of Passivhaus principles on a challenging refurbishment, it is clear that Claire has the ability to design/ detail complex construction techniques and transfer that into the reality of a build. Not only understanding but making it look good in the process. She has shown understanding on all levels from the basics of man management to the more taxing technical elements.”
Design Review Panel Integreat Plus
Our proposals have now been submitted to the Local Authority following the two reviews by the Yorkshire Design Review Service.
We found the independent review process to be very be beneficial. The wide background and experience of the panel meant that our concept was thoroughly evaluated in all aspects, questioning our assumptions and encouraging greater exploration. This critique enabled us to re-evaluate and refine our proposals to ensure that what is core to the design was clearly expressed. As designers, we felt that the panel gave us the conviction in our design and approach together with confidence to seek and squeeze out all of the potential in the scheme with the aim of creating something exceptional.
Should we be fortunate to be commissioned with another dwelling of this type, we would certainly bring this to review with you and would also recommend this invaluable independent assessment to other design professionals.