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Soapbox: Andy Simmond’s thoughts ahead of Friday’s National Conference

On the eve of the AECB National Conference, which takes place this Friday at the headquarters of the Institute of Engineering and Technology in Savoy Place, it seems appropriate to reflect on some of the major issues the conference will be addressing. On the eve of the AECB National Conference, which takes place this Friday at the headquarters of the Institute of Engineering and Technology in Savoy Place, it seems appropriate to reflect on some of the major issues the conference will be addressing. Brexit may be dominating the news headlines at the moment, but the recent Hurricanes to hit » Read More

Posted in Soapbox on September 13th, 2017

Natural Fibre Insulation CPDs: special rate for AECB Members

Natural insulation products and systems are beginning to move from the margins of UK construction into more widespread use. But what are the benefits? The ASBP has developed an introductory CPD containing 2 hours of core curriculum content to provide architects and specifiers with knowledge of the wide range of products and systems available on the market. You will gain an understanding of designing with natural fibre insulation, health, safety and sustainability aspects and how natural fibre insulation can greatly enhance the performance of buildings. Attendees should leave the event with a greater ability to successfully design and specify natural » Read More

Posted in AECB general news, AECB Member News on September 12th, 2017

Learn to navigate the construction industry with Carbon Co-op’s Retrofit training

Planning energy efficiency works? Learn to navigate the construction industry BOOK NOW Routes to Retrofit Oct 2017 AECB Member, Carbon co-op are offering training which aims to support homeowners who want to retrofit navigate their way through the construction industry. The course, taught by experienced industry professionals, supports you to navigate the construction industry, make the most out of your budget, learn to be a discerning customer and how to be a good client. For more information on the programme, take a look at Carbon Co-op’s website here.

Posted in AECB general news on September 7th, 2017

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

‘Hedge Home’ is finalist in The Sunday Times British Homes Award 2017.

Waparchitects are shortlisted for award which will be judged by public vote. Congratulations to AECB members, waparchitects who are finalists in The Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2017  competition.  This called for ‘homes worthy of our green and pleasant land’ and to celebrate the ‘town-country ideal’ in a new garden city. Bryan Parkin from waparchitects said: “Our concept design ‘Hedge Home’ continues our ideas of integrating landscape design with zero carbon homes.  It addresses the difficult issue of achieving the garden city ideal when the need is for large houses on relatively small plots, by wrapping the homes in planted living » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on September 7th, 2017

Back to Earth introduce their online wood fibre insulation course.

50% certification discount offered to AECB members Over the last few months, AECB members at the Back to Earth team have been busy developing the first freely accessible, online wood fibre insulation course. Designed for architects, builders and self-builders, the thirteen module course covers how to specify, source and use wood fibre effectively. The course was created in response to a growing demand from their clients for one, credible source of information that explains, in detail, everything you would need to know about wood fibre insulation. Chris Brookman at Back to Earth says: “Whether you are considering wood fibre insulation » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on September 7th, 2017

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Green Building Store shortlisted for two Build It Magazine Awards 2017.

Winners to be announced in September in London. Green Building Store is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for two awards in Build It Magazine 2017 Awards. The shortlisted awards are: Best Builders Merchant for Self Builders Best Windows – for our PERFORMANCE range The winners of the awards will be announced on Friday 22 September at an awards ceremony in London. See the full shortlist here.

Posted in AECB Member News on September 7th, 2017

Addison Road and The Larch Hut shortlisted for Hampshire’s Countryside Awards.

Arboreal Architecture share details of their shortlisted entry in the New Forest, Sustainable Buildings category. Congratulations to AECB members, Arboreal Architecture for reaching the shortlist in Hampshire’s Countryside Awards which has seen a record number of entries this year. Now in their 11th year, the county branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England run these awards to recognise and celebrate those working for a beautiful and thriving Hampshire countryside. Harry Paticas of Arboreal Architecture saw the call for entries in our Network newsletter and shares below the details of their shortlisted project. This project is a holisitic “deep-retrofit” and » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on September 7th, 2017

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Thorne Wyness Architects achieve AECB Silver standard for Ulva Ferry community housing.

Project provides two three-bedroom homes on the Isle of Mull designed for young families. Ulva Ferry is a small village located in the National Scenic area along the North West coast of Mull. Just six years ago, the community found itself under threat of losing its primary school due to long-term population decline brought about by the lack of affordable housing options for young people. This project, a joint venture between the Ulva School Community Association (USCA) and Mull and Iona Community Trust (MICT) seeks to sustain the School roll and the local community by providing two, three-bedroom homes allocated via a points system which gave priority » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on September 6th, 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

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