We believe architecture has an important role in the successful design of a sustainable building. To bring a proactive attitude to each individual project, we are always eager to contribute to intellectual discussions on sustainability.
We strive to ensure that our design is flexible, adaptable, and responds positively to all the client’s current and future needs, maximising the design life of the building. We have adapted sustainability as an integral part of our design process to deliver future-proof buildings.
As the bulk of energy consumed by a building during its lifetime will be as a result of heating and lighting, we see that close cooperation with the Architect and Services Consultant to generate improvements in the design performance of the façade and ceiling is essential. By using materials with high thermal mass such as concrete, we can also minimise heat loss throughout the life of the building.
We specify the use of materials such as recycled aggregates and cement replacement by-products in the design of any new building we can make a significant contribution to reducing its embodied energy. Wherever possible, we reuse existing structural elements such as piled foundations or retaining walls.
Using the latest analytical software, we are able to refine structural designs, thus minimising material wastage. Our extensive experience of off-site and modular construction, together with the use of super-strength materials such as high-performance concrete, high-strength steels and aluminium alloys, can add further value and greater efficiencies.