AECB Member Services : Hetreed Ross Architects

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Contact

Principal Contact Jonathan Hetreed
Address Bath Brewery Toll Bridge Road Bath Bath and NE Somerset BA1 7DE England
Phone 01225 851860
Website www.hetreedross.com

Legal Details

Date established 2001
Legal status Ltd Co
Insurance Professional Indemnity Insurance; Public & Employers Liability Insurances
Membership of Professional Bodies ARB
RIBA AECB, Green Register
Number of People in the business 5

Profile : Hetreed Ross Architects

Business Sector

Building design/project management

Business description

Architectural Practice. Hetreed Ross is an RIBA Chartered Practice of environmental architects well grounded in the pragmatic realities of development and construction. We work with clients to achieve projects with special qualities and environmental vision to realise extra value, effective function and the sheer delight that brings their clients back for more.

Profession

Architect / Specifier

Main business activities

  • Architecture
  • Environmental Design
  • Feasibility studies
  • Project Management

Scope of Work


We offer a bespoke service : our projects range from small house extensions to individual houses to larger community and commercial buildings

Environment

Company philosophy

Wonderful architecture combines inspiration and delight with purpose and practicality: it encompasses every aspect of buildings and people and their place in the world from the best views – inside and out – to the most comfortable door handle and the most effective plumbing. More than the other arts, it makes explicit and tangible the values accorded and relationships held between individuals and society: it extends from the most public of realms to the most intimate details of our lives. It also relates to a high proportion of our individual and social economy: good architecture makes us all richer in every sense – whereas failure in architecture can both depress us and cost us dear.

Environmental Policy

At Hetreed Ross, we maintain that high quality environmental design, well above current legal minimum standards, leads to more productive and delightful buildings at lower long term cost. Such design needs to be integral from the start: appropriate orientation, insulation and thermal mass are not bolt-on accessories – they need to be designed in from the beginning for permanent effectiveness and best value.

Materials Sourcing

We aim to design and specify materials environmentally appropriate to their specific function, minimising toxicity, embodied energy and ecological impact without dogma. For example, the use of high performance petro-chemically based insulants can be the best environmental solution in a long-life building.

Energy Efficiency

We encourage clients to consider passivhaus design principles, especially for new builds, but we accept that ultimate energy efficiency to zero carbon or carbon-positive standards can not always be a client's primary aim.

Reducing the environmental footprint of the business

While we encourage clients to consider their projects in the wider environmental context and to brief us accordingly, we aim to improve footprints for each project rather expecting to eliminate them.
We take many small practical measures to reduce our own practice footprint in terms of travel, recycling, etc but it is in our project design and management that we can achieve most.
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