AECB News : Introducing our Newest AECB Members
Welcome New AECB Members!
We are pleased to welcome our latest members . You will see that Beco Products Ltd link to the their directory 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. This is a free listing for members who have paid as a company and can be done by logging into www.aecb.net. If you need a reminder of your log in details, email here.
Meet some of our new members below;
Kym says; “MEAD: Energy & Architectural Design Ltd (MEAD) was founded by Kim Mead in 2014 as an independent consultancy specialising in ‘low-energy’ buildings, offering impartial advice to industry professionals and aspiring self-builders. Kym has completed an internship at the ‘Passivhaus Institute’ in Darmstadt, Germany and has worked as an ‘Industry Supervisor’ for PhD students, whilst also supporting the ‘UK Passivhaus Trust’ as an Associate Director. MEAD joined the AECB to further engage with people and organisations that promote a holistic approach to environmentally conscious design. You can follow us on Twitter @meadltd.”
Richard Says; “I have just joined the AECB after reading about it in Passive House magazine. I restore old buildings as a landlord and am keen to improve the efficiency and environmentally friendly credentials of each building. I am over halfway through restoring a part Tudor, part Victorian pub which was badly burnt in a fire, two days before I was enchanting contracts! We are saving as much of the original fabric of the building as possible and faithfully re-installing mullion windows and wattle and daub. We are also restoring two listed barns on the site for holiday accommodation and plan some new build on the site using local and re claimed materials in the vernacular style as it is a conservation area. The main aim being energy and thermal efficiency. The photo shows the first floor of the pub we are completely refurbishing after a large fire. This timber framed part of the building will be very close to how it was primal lay built in approx. 1500.”
Paul Grimoldby, Retrofit Coordinator, Manchester
Paul says; “I have a history in the energy saving industry going back to 2006 as I re-trained as a HI/DEA and electrician. Training has continued through to my most recent Retrofit Coordinator qualification. In terms of work experience it is mainly of domestic energy assessment inc. GDARs, surveying retrofit ECO measures – loft and CWI. I am currently involved with Technical Monitoring and PAS2030 installer assessment. I have improved my own property to what I would call the “First” level i.e. the easy stuff, but would now like to apply my knowledge to the “Final” level and achieve something approaching Enerphit standard. I have no clear plan yet, however. Given the lack of clear direction from HMGov I would like to think that I may be able to self-promote energy saving projects of my own, however I will not be giving up my day job! I joined AECB after a recommendation by one of your members in order to “keep my finger on the pulse”.
Paul says; “I work in West Cornwall, designing and building speculative and commissioned houses. These are constructed primarily from timber, earth and a variety of different natural insulants, aiming to achieve minimum build and running costs, with maximum light, space and quality.”
Meryll Blake, Durham
Meryll says; “I am a Senior Architectural Technologist at ADAM Architecture, based in Winchester. Although most of my recent projects have been large country houses in traditional or classical styles, I have an abiding interest in vernacular architecture and its potential application to new sustainable construction. I am very excited to be starting the MSc Environmental Design of Buildings at Cardiff University in September. My goal is to develop a ‘zero-cost-to-run’ retirement house for myself and my husband (initially). I would like to see if I can achieve this by adapting an existing building. I have re-joined the AECB because it is very relevant to my ambitions and I fully expect to be able to pick the brains of other Members to gain an insight into current and innovative adaptations of vernacular architecture to provide a sustainable re-use of existing housing stock and to share any new ideas I come up with.”
Nuplanet Sustainable Solutions, East Sussex
OiSA Designs Chartered Architect, Edinburgh
Catherine Watton Architect, West Midlands
Billy Mooney, London
Tim Coulson, Buckinghamshire
Maria Krupa, Bristol
Anna Lewis, Gwynedd
Vicki March, Surrey
Stuart Ogier, Guernsey
Tom Reynolds, Lincolnshire
Jinmi Lee, London