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Talks on Two Projects at The Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon & Dorset Local Group Meeting on 1st December
December 1, 2011 @ 7:25 pm - 9:00 pm
The next Local Group event in Somerset will start at 7.30pm on Thursday 1st December 2011 at The Naval Room at the Archangel, 1 King Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BH. Tel: 01373 456111
Colin Powell, Director of GCP Architects is to give a presentation on Hacknell Farm, Somerset (Housing development to near PassivHaus standard)
“GCP Architects provide design stage analysis and advice, including building modelling for passive and active energy reduction, sustainable construction choices and specification. Their holistic approach provides analysis and options for the design team to find the optimum solution. They also deliver training for clients and contractors to assist in developing sustainable development procedures.” (www.gcparch.co.uk)
followed by Matt Mason & Paul Reynolds talking about their project in Spring Road, Frome (Code 6 House)
Future meetings of the Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon & Dorset Group are planned for the second Thursday of every month – all AECB members welcome (and non-AECB members by arrangement)
RSVP to the group leader, Mark Kingsley, or Debbie Mauger – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Feedback on the meeting . . . . . .
Although only one of the two proposed projects was presented, the discussions were lively and went on long after the meeting was over. About a dozen enthusiastic members – with a wide variety of expertise and experience – discussed and debated the benefits and issues relating to a new dwelling in Spring Road which used Insulated Concrete Form building systems, AECB member Nudura.
The builders, Matt Mason & Paul Reynolds gave a most informative presentation of an interesting project and it was very helpful to have a technical representative of Nudura, to join the discussions. It was a a very successful combination – the builder and the supplier of the system each giving different aspects on the build. The Group met in a private room of the Archangel pub/restaurant in Frome – a popular venue which enabled members to continue drinking and getting together over dinner after the meeting ended.