Architects, Passivhaus Consultants, accredited RIBA Client Adviser.
The quality of design is a key to our work, and have received multiple design awards for projects.
We are a friendly,versatile & collaborative practice. We are based in London and are happy to look at projects almost anywhere.
Cayford Design was responsible for full design and project implementation for this highly thermally efficient sports pavilion. Using PHPP and Passivhaus design principles traditional robust masonry construction was selected to suit its use, and to allow construction by a local builder. The building has extensive thermal insulation, and uses mechanical ventilation heat recovery MVHR. The energy use is predicted to be approximately 36 kW/sqm per year, to result in total annual energy costs in the low £ hundreds.
Key Outcomes: A well engineered building, fit for purpose, blending in with the existing school building.
The building received the AECB Silver accreditation (AECB Building Standard)
This project is a major rescue of a building subject to a significant planning enforcement notice. 11 flats have been constructed, to the space standards of the London Plan, and to a very high environmental performance.. Cayford Design was appointed as Architect, Principal Designer and Contract Administrator, and organised & lead the full consultant team. £2.2m contract sum.
The external envelope was stripped back to the structural frame and replaced with new elevations and roof. A high level of sustainability is integral: environmental enhancements include whole flat MEV, new triple glazed windows, PV and ASHP.
Key outcomes: Highly desirable flats for the Private Rental sector, a complete makeover of an already successful restaurant enterprise.