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Welcome to our new members!

Find out more about some of our new members below:  White Haus Bespoke Timber Frame, Cambridgeshire Adam White says: “White Haus Bespoke Timber Frame is not like any other bespoke timber frame manufacturer you’re ever likely to come across. We’re different. We’re a fresh, vibrant, family run business and we pride ourselves on our customer centric attitude and traditional family values. Having been in the industry since 2004, and having seen so many developments in the off-site building industry, building energy, building performance and sustainability and are always at the forefront of our minds. Each of our individually tailored timber homes » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 7th, 2017

Latest CLR Cohort get a Tour of New Community Centre in Garway

Earlier this week, the latest CLR cohort got the chance to take a look around the site and were given the opportunity to ask the architects and constructors questions. Take a look at the gallery below for some pictures of this tour. Simmons Mills were part of the design team for  the attractive new, lottery funded Community Centre in Garway, Herefordshire. It is based on proven robust, high performance, low environmental impact construction methods, lighting heating and ventilation systems and materials.  Simmonds Mills  are pleased to share a quote from Malcolm Howard, the Chair of the Village Hall Committee: “Garway » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 6th, 2017

AECB AGM November 22, Oxford

We are pleased to confirm the date and location for the next AECB AGM, 22 November in Oxford at 13:00. This will take place alongside the next Eco Connect regional event which takes place at The King’s Centre, Oxford. Eco Connect South East will focus on how to improve the quality of domestic newbuild and retrofit in the Thames Valley and surrounding counties. It is delivered in partnership with the AECB and key local authorities in the region. Members wishing to exhibit should contact Osmosis welcome your thoughts and ideas – contact them on 01785 711 574. AECB members can enter the » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 6th, 2017

Update from the AECB Team!

It’s been a busy and exciting summer for AECB with lots of positive changes. We’ve expanded our team to include a new Development & Communications Manager (Daniel Purchase) and we also have an intern working on membership matters (Katie Hammonds). Alongside this, we are excited to inform you that we have a new office in Hereford. We welcome our members to get in touch, come along and meet the team in person at our new office. With the new faces, we can offer our network a more personal service with even more membership benefits – look out for our Patron » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 6th, 2017

UK Passivhaus Conference, London 2017

The conference will focus on the future of the Passivhaus movment in the UK. Head along to London on 24th October in to discover what the experts think about this topic, along with talks on the latest exciting Passivhaus developments and research. There is also still time to enter the competition to win some free wall space in the exhibition hall of the UK Passivhaus Conference.This opportunity is only open to complete and certified Passivhaus projects. They can be of any scale, location or typology, although, we are particularly looking for projects that will appeal to social housing providers, local » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, AECB Member News, General News on August 3rd, 2017

Future Designers: Passivhaus Winners

The Passivhaus Student Competition, sponsored by Tarmac, aims to empower the next generation of architects and engineers to adopt the Passivhaus Standard The competition focussed on energy efficiency, eliminating the performance gap and occupant health & wellbeing – all of which are rising up UK construction agenda. The competition equips students with Passivhaus knowledge and offers an opportunity to implement Passivhaus methodology on their proposals, allowing them to address these factors at the start of the design process rather than as sustainable bolt-on. Six projects were awarded the prize, coming from University of Bath, Nottingham, Oxford Brookes, Sheffield and The » Read More

Posted in AECB general news, AECB Latest News, AECB Member News on August 1st, 2017

Adele Mills

CarbonLite retrofit graduate finds training course an excellent CPD.

Adele Mills receives Passivhaus credit points on completion of our CarbonLite retrofit course. Congratulations to Adele and all other recent graduates of our CarbonLite Retrofit Course! We spoke to Adele Mills to find out why she took the course and how it would benefit her in the future. Adele has been a registered architect since 1989. Before setting up the partnership Simmonds.Mills with Andy Simmonds (AECB CEO) in 1992, she worked as an architect for Leeds Federated Housing Association, and for private practices in Bristol and Liverpool providing experience in architectural practice; contract management, low-cost housing, community projects and public participation. In » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on August 1st, 2017

Upgrading our Energy System: Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan.

Plan is in response to evidence submitted by the AECB and over 200 other responses. You may recall that we submitted evidence to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy at the beginning of this year. Recently, BEIS Secretary of State Greg Clark announced the publication of Upgrading our energy system: a smart systems and flexibility plan. This Plan is the response to the Call for Evidence on a Smart, Flexible Energy System which Greg Clark also launched in November, informed by over 200 responses. This publication sets out the specific actions BEIS, Ofgem and others will take to realise a smart, » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on August 1st, 2017

Introducing our new members!

Welcome new AECB members! We are pleased to welcome our latest members .You will see that Green&Blue is linked to their entry in our Member Directory.  This is because they have updated their profile which makes it more searchable and allows for much more information and photos than a basic listing.  It is free to enhance a listing for members who have joined as a company and your profile can be updated by logging into  If you need a reminder of your log in details to do this please email here. Find out more about some of our new members below: Green&Blue, Cornwall Faye Clifton » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on August 1st, 2017

Free entry to Grand Designs Live for AECB Members

This year Grand Designs Live takes an even more sustainable approach as it heads to Birmingham, 11-13 October Every year, Kevin McCloud’s Green Heroes celebrates the best conceptual and eco-friendly construction ideas. Kevin chooses his top 10 heroes from small-scale start-ups to big businesses setting a green example for the rest of the industry and each of their products will be on display at the show. It’s the perfect place to find inspiration for your own self-build plans and eco developments. At the last show in London earlier this year they carried out a press morning where several experts, some » Read More

Posted in AECB general news, AECB Latest News, AECB Member News on July 31st, 2017

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