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Bethnal Green Memorial picks up two awards at the RIBA London Awards 2018

Congratulations to AECB member, Harry Paticas of Arboreal Architecture who was awarded two RIBA London awards for his Bethnal Green Memorial. This part sculpture and part architecture was designed to commemorate the worst civilian disaster of World War II when 173 men, women and children were crushed to death as they rushed to gain shelter during a suspected air raid to the tube station which was, at the time, in use as an air raid shelter. Sixty-three years after the event, Harry Paticas noticed a discrete plaque on the tube staircase acknowledging the deaths and after researching the event, decided a » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, AECB Member News on May 17th, 2018

MagmaTech awarded 2018 Queen’s Award for innovation for TEPLO range of low conductivity wall ties

MagmaTech Limited has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Queen’s Award for Innovation. The award was made on the Prime Minister’s recommendation and approved by Her Majesty the Queen. It recognises the market-leading innovations that MagmaTech has developed for super low energy buildings. The unique patent protected and BBA approved TEPLO range of low thermal conductivity wall ties were judged worthy of the highest accolade that any UK organisation can achieve for product development and innovation. TEPLO wall ties are manufactured from continuous basalt fibres; an Advanced Composite Material that is 70 times more thermally efficient than steel. When used to » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on April 23rd, 2018

The House of Lords awaits for Cornish company!

Green&Blue through to finals of the Countryside Alliance Awards. AECB members, Green&Blue, are through to the finals of the Countryside Alliance Awards, known as the Rural Oscars. Having won the South West Rural enterprise category they have now been invited to attend a ceremony at the House of Lords in April, hosted by the environment secretary, the Rt Hon Michael Gove, where they will discover if they’ve beaten off tough competition to be named the overall winner in the Category. “We’re honoured to win such high profile recognition for what we’re doing at Green&Blue,” said Faye Clifton, sales and marketing » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on March 27th, 2018

Did your contractor use the right insulation material?

greenTEG publish case study to show how U-value measurements will answer the question. AECB members, greenTEG have just published a case study about how non-invasive U-value measurements can tell you whether a contractor used the right insulation material. Read the case study

Posted in AECB Member News on February 27th, 2018

Homes built to AECB Building Standard

Residents in Essex will benefit from homes built to the AECB Building Standard (formerly known as Silver standard).

Housing scheme ensures sustainable and comfortable homes by adopting the AECB Building Standard AECB member and Director at Parsons + Whittley Architects, Chris Parsons, tells us about their involvement in a recently completed housing scheme where all homes were built to the AECB Building Standard (formerly known as the AECB Silver standard); “We were delighted to work with the main contractor, Duncan Cameron & Hutchinson Ltd to deliver the rural affordable housing scheme at Little Hallingbury in Essex for Hastoe Housing Association. As always, Hastoe are very concerned that their properties are both sustainable and address issues of fuel poverty and comfort. » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, AECB Member News on February 6th, 2018

Recovery Insulation to contribute to Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games

Low carbon recyled cotton/denim insulation to be used at the International Broadcast Center and other venues. Sheffield/South Yorkshire UK based social enterprise/company and AECB member, Recovery Insulation Ltd. is proud to announce that their low carbon recycled cotton/denim insulation – Innotherm®/Metisse® has been selected for the Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games 2018 to be used at International Broadcast Center and various broadcast venues at the Games. Recovery Insulation are a trading arm of the Schools & Homes Energy Education Project Ltd/Solar-Active charity. As a social enterprise, they stand apart from other insulation companies in donating a proportion of sales income to » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on January 19th, 2018

Arco 2 win at Cornwall Sustainability Awards.

Congratuations to AECB members, ARCO2 who were announced as the winner for the Best Contribution to the Built Environment: New Build at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards ceremony held in Newquay at the beginning of December. The project winner was ARCO2’s Director Ian Armstrong’s own self build – Velidhu.  The award category was for a project demonstrating the best of Cornish Sustainable buildings.  Velidhu is a self-build, highly efficient property with the highest Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) rating in Cornwall and generates more income than the cost of energy it uses.  The building is super insulated, the fabric is airtight, breathable and » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on January 5th, 2018

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Bethnal Green Memorial unveiled this week by London Mayor.

Bethnal Green WW2 Tube disaster memorial unveiled in ceremony by Sadiq Khan. AECB member Harry Paticas of Arboreal Architecture has recently designed and built the Bethnal Green Memorial, opened this week by London Mayor, Sadiq Khan and attended by politicians, trustees, relatives and survivors. This project for a new public space commemorates the worst civilian disaster of World War II, when 173 men, women and children died on the staircase leading down to the tube station. The hollowed out stair powerfully evokes the volume of space in which people died and the ceiling of the stair canopy has 173 holes » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on December 18th, 2017

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Number 10 welcomes Cornish Eco design company

Perranporth based wildlife company and AECB members Green&Blue are still celebrating after spending the day at Number 10 Downing Street last week. Having been hand picked as a Small Business 100, as part of the Small Business Saturday campaign, Green&Blue were invited to spend an afternoon with ministers and other influential people at the famous address. Faye Clifton, sales and marketing manager at Green&Blue, took some of the company’s award winning bee bricks and display panels around the companies’ use of a waste material from the Cornish China clay industry in their products. “To have the opportunity to step inside » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on December 14th, 2017

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Austin Design Works receive award from the Landscape Institute.

Walled Garden scheme at Stroud’s Museum in the Park gains Highly Commended in Small Projects category. Congratulations to AECB members, Austin Design Works who were delighted to have received an award from the Landscape Institute for their Walled Garden scheme at Stroud’s Museum in the Park. At a prestigious ceremony held on the 23rd November at The Brewery, London, landscape architect Rachael Emous-Austin received Highly Commended in the Small Projects category for the design of the walled garden and entrance way from host Bill Bryson, OBE. Joining her to celebrate were co-director Matthew of and Ann Taylor (Learning and Programmes Officer) » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on December 13th, 2017

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