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ContactPrincipal Contact Paul Testa
Address 283 Glossop Road Sheffield South Yorkshire S10 2HB England
Legal DetailsDate established 2010
Legal status Limited Company
Insurance Professional Indemnity, Employers, Public Liability
Membership of Professional Bodies ARB, RIBA Passivhaus Trust
Number of People in the business 3
Profile : Paul Testa Architecture Ltd
Business SectorBuilding design/project management
Business descriptionA small Architecture practice that specialise in making exemplary places to live and work and who demonstrate that site specific, beautiful architecture can, without compromise, be low energy and high comfort.
Main business activities
- Passivhaus Design
- New Dwellings
- Green Belt
Scope of Work
Domestic and housing projects bewteen Â£10K and Â£2M
Company philosophyWe take our values of good design and fundamental sustainability to offer clients good value, healthy, flexible and useful buildings. Architecture is, above all, about people, and we aim to create buildings in which, above all, people enjoy living and working.
Paul Testa Architecture Ltd : Projects
Stamford RoadProject Date 2017
Open plan living at Stamford Road.
scope Full Architectural Service
aims The client asked us to unlock their homeâ€™s potential in what turned out to be a challenging project. Their aim was to improve a poor front faÃ§ade and create a more welcoming approach to the house. They also hoped to open up a maze of smaller living spaces to create a large open plan living space with a fantastic relationship to the garden. Comfort and energy efficiency were also important requirements.
measures Retrofit which included external wall insulation, improved roof insulation, additional floor insulation, high performance windows, MVHR, improved airtightness.
monitoring Project achieved air permeability of 3.93mÂ³/hr.mÂ². Energy consumption: 49 kWh/m2.a
Sycamore HallProject Date 2017
A large picture window frames views to the landscape beyond.
scope Full Architectural Service
aims Weâ€™ve taken a dark, dated and small feeling bungalow facing a stunning valley view and turned it modern, spacious and light-filled home. Two small extensions, a full reconfiguration internally and some strategically placed rooflights have transformed the internal space.
measures A full retrofit of the building fabric including triple glazed windows, internal wall insulation, a new heavily insulated roof and an insulated floor; very careful air-tightness work and a mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) system has made it a wonderfully warm and quiet building in which to live.
monitoring Energy consumption: 48 kWh/m2.a
Cinder Bridge RoadProject Date 2016
New rear extension to existing stone cottage.
scope Architectural Design Service
aims The proposal was to demolish two poor existing extensions and construct a single new extension to the rear of the property that keeps a simple massing and greatly improve the internal spatial arrangement and the aesthetic of the house. Extensive energy efficiency improvements were also carried out which were sympathetic to the historic nature of the existing house.
measures Highly insulated new rear extension. Hemp plaster to existing building. New roof insulation. New triple glazed windows. Improved airtightness.