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Daniel Bland, Upland Architect, West Yorkshire

Daniel says: “Working throughout the beautiful and diverse Upland Landscape as an Architect, I am passionate about the relevance of traditional buildings within the C21st and the positive contribution they can have in helping to reduce carbon emissions. With a young family, I am increasingly conscious about the quality of the built environment, our homes and the potential impact these are having on our health and wellbeing. I feel there is great potential to promote and engage, to help people at all levels understand the importance of breatherability, and to make appropriate changes to improve performance and the quality of our homes. I am very pleased to have joined the AECB, and demonstrate my commitment to creating healthy, sustainable buildings. Membership with such organisations is a mechanism enabling individuals to network with likeminded people, share experiences and knowledge, and provide opportunities for collaborative working towards a greener future.”  View this member’s listing in our Member Directory.

Chris Usher, QuadConsult Ltd, Cardiff

Chris says: “QuadConsult Limited is a Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy with a keen interest in sustainable development. Our practice is based in Cardiff but we work throughout the UK, and occasionally elsewhere for the right projects. I am the co-owner and Director and was previously a member of the Institution of Structural Engineers Sustainable Construction Panel and I’m now keen to promote our expertise in sustainable building methods and renewable energy projects. Notably we are close to lodging a patent with an associate for the complete on site reuse of sewage resulting in only irrigation water and compost. Initially our target market is larger rural dwellings, farms or small businesses, and we are seeking a partner to support us to secure the first Planning Consent.”

Tim Gilbert, London

Tim says: “I have been interested in all things environmental since I was young and have gradually built up some poor knowledge on building, including some knowledge of Norwegian building standards (my photo shows me on Spitsbergen one midsummer’s day). I am a semi-retired home owner and aspire to improve the energy efficiency of my home. I wish I had known of AECB long ago and that the retrofit course had been available before my home was extended and refurbished in 2006. No longer having children at home it is still like new and the work I am prepared to do is governed by the current new yet energy inefficient finish. I have enrolled on and started the CarbonLite Retrofit course, which I discovered thanks to a referral from BRE, who I contacted about retrofit courses simply because I live fairly near their site.

Jeremy Poulter, Poulter Architects, Manchester

Jeremy says: “I am the principal at Poulter Architects and have recently qualified as a Certified Passivhaus Designer. We work on individual houses, both refurb and new build and small scale housing developments. From our base in Stockport, we are well placed to cover the M62 corridor from Liverpool across to Leeds and Sheffield, as well as down to M6 to Stoke and Stafford. The photo shows a recently remodelled dwelling in Knutsford that included significant thermal improvements to the external envelope and the use of an MVHR system. Whilst not a Passivhaus, working on this project prompted me to learn more about Passivhaus principals which ultimately led to my interest in taking the Passivhaus Designer course. I have joined the AECB to see what similar minded colleagues are doing around the country and I am also keen to learn more about the AECB Cabonlite Retrofit standard and how this standard can be progressed on some of my projects.”

John Fowkes, John Fowkes Architects, Grantham

John says: “We are a design led architecture practice, between Stamford and Grantham, who aim to balance the needs of the client with the sensitivity of the building whilst striving for a low energy design approach. We provide a full architect’s service, with a particular emphasis on buildings within Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings, and fine country houses. Being very much a rural practice, we are currently exploring sustainable retrofit strategies on various barn conversions and have an upcoming new build project with the potential for modular off-site construction. Other recent work has also included new build projects for schools, community groups, a new hemp house and a convent.We also enjoy collaborating and have worked with specialist groups and disciplines across various projects for diverse projects including a feasibility and masterplanning study for an intentional community based around permaculture principles and exploring future uses of a community centre in a Grade 1 Listed Building. We are pleased to be a part of and hope to engage with the AECB members community over the coming months, and to further enhance the sustainability focus of the technical knowledge base across our team.”

Matthew Lammas, Design Engineer, West Midlands

Matthew says: “I currently work for Aston Martin as a design engineer, designing suspension and engine components and assemblies. The reason for joining AECB is twofold; firstly my family are currently going through the process of obtaining planning to build our home and secondly I am looking at a career move in to the construction industry with a leaning towards sustainability/sustainable building design, offsite construction and passivhaus. I want to expand my knowledge by further reading and listening from the experts associated with the AECB and attend relevant courses to enhance this understanding, I intend to get myself on the Passivhaus Designers course running later in the year in Hereford. I heard about the AECB through various articles in magazines and online, and I am keen to engage with other AECB members whilst going through our house build process.”

Mouin Houdaifa, Space N More, London

Mouin says: “Space N More was established more than 20 years ago and is a general building contractor offering resedential construction services starting from preliminary design studies and applications, through out alll the building process up to finishing and handing over. We handle projects of all sizes, whether it is a simple refubishment job, and extenstion or a new build, we make sure to provide the right team for the task. We pride ourselves in being a leader in providing value-added construction services to our customers by creating a successful partnership with them throughout the construction process. Our pledge is to establish lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional performance by every member of the construction team.” View this member’s listing in our Member Directory.

Other new members

Panton Design, Oxfordshire
Russell Carpentry, West Lothian
Murphy Clare Architects, Devon
Greenleaf Architecture, Herefordshire
Anthony Cohen Architects, Hampshire
Enbee Architecture + Design, London
AJB DESIGN & BUILD, Shropshire
Change Architectural Design, Cornwall
National Irish Centre for Energy Rating, Tipperary
GLP Developments & Construction Services Ltd, Cambridgeshire
Leeds Beckett University, West Yorkshire
Hamson Barron Smith, Norfolk
ECON Polyurethanes, Cheshire
Asmaa saadi, Bristol
Dieo Weeranarawat, London
Sion Pierce, North Lanarkshire
Derek Land, Norfolk
Eve Williams, Lincolnshire
Chris Tyacke, Cote d’Armor
Marcus Nelson, London
Alistair Howie, Nottinghamshire
Rosalie Menon, East Renfrewshire
Craig Pilkington, Bristol
George Martin, Warwickshire
Matthew Reddy, Dublin

 

 

 

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