Posts Tagged ‘Leigh Brooks’
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
As works continue on site on the new Passivhaus private home in Farnham, Surrey we are delighted to confirm that the all-important air-tightness test was carried out yesterday and resulted in a level of 0.56 m³/(h.m²).
When you know that current Building Regulations demand a result lower then 10.0 you can see what a dramatic improvement this is.
Careful detailing, construction and selection of Passivhaus Certified windows and external doors, limiting services penetrations through the external fabric, lots of air-tightness tape at junctions all help to achieve, and better, the 0.60 Passivhaus limit.
You know when foundations are complicated when you have to produce 3D visuals for the guys on site to explain the levels changes….
Thursday, May 14th, 2015
Friday, March 13th, 2015
Thursday, March 5th, 2015
Farnham’s latest new contemporary home arrived in town this morning on the back of a lorry from Ireland.
The lorry has all the MBC Timberframe components to start construction on site immediately and works should be finished in the next couple of weeks. The house will be the first private certified Passivhaus in Waverley Borough Council.
Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
We are delighted that the new home we designed in Farnham has been picked up and features on WowHaus – a great website showcasing some of the best new contemporary homes around the world as well as classic Modern homes from the early 20th Century.
Monday, November 3rd, 2014
Lighthouse Developers have now completed and are marketing the two new contemporary homes we designed in Four Mark, Hampshire (currently being offered through Hamptons International in Alton).
More photographs of the finished project can be found here.
Thursday, September 4th, 2014
BWP Architects has been has been informed it is among the winners in the UK regional stage of the International Property Awards 2014-15 sponsored by Gaggenau and in association with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The practice might even have the chance to represent the UK in the latter stages of the Awards and compete for the coveted crown of World’s Best.
Although BWP Architects knows it is to be honoured in the UK regional competition, the champagne is on ice until a glittering gala and presentation dinner at the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London, on the evening of Friday, October 24th when the official announcements will be made and the successful entrants will learn exactly which awards they have secured.
And there could be more success to follow, as later this year the highest scoring winners from the UK Property Awards will compete against other winning companies from Asia Pacific, Africa, Canada, the USA, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Arabia and Europe to find the ultimate World’s Best in each category. These will be announced at the grand final gala presentation dinner dance at the Jumeirah Madinat in Dubai on Thursday, December 4th, 2014.
The award represents a significant achievement for BWP Architects as entrants are judged against a strict set of criteria and the company was up against a number of high-profile architects in the region. The Award Winners’ logo is recognised as a symbol of excellence throughout the industry.
The Awards judging panel consists of over 70 highly respected experts from all over the world and is chaired by three active members of the House of Lords: Lord Caithness, Lord Best and Lord Courtown.
Stuart Shield, President of the International Property Awards, spoke of his admiration for the award-winning architects, commenting, “The judges and I were overwhelmed by the high standard of architecture in the competition this year. Architects are often unsung heroes in the property industry and many people don’t appreciate the hard work that goes on in the background. Hopefully, our awards can redress the balance.”
Leigh Brooks, Director of BWP Architects, said: “We are thrilled to have been told of the award win. The project wouldn’t have been possible without our clients’ trust and determination to build a highly contemporary home. We’re excited and looking forward to the awards ceremony at the end of October.”
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
Planning Permission was granted today by Waverley Borough Council for a new Contemporary Home in Farnham. Construction of this Passivhaus level home is due to start on site towards the end of summer this year. More details can be found on the Contemporary Homes project pages here.
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
Winner of an award in the UK regional stage of the International Property Awards 2014-15.
A naturally sloping site nestled between trees within Farnham’s Area of Special Environmental Quality is always a challenge, particularly when the client wishes to replace an existing house with a highly contemporary design.
For more photographs and floor plans please download the project brochure.
This 3,300sqft design was submitted to Waverley Borough Council in November 2012 and takes advantage of the central plateau of the site. Designed as a sculptural piece within sylvan landscape the proposed replacement dwelling is based on the concept of a ‘broken box’. The client’s aspirations were to take the now “traditional” white render box of contemporary designs and subvert it; pulling the rendered box apart to expose the timber core within. The design takes advantage of the wide frontage offered by the plot and the southerly aspect by placing the main day-to-day living spaces on the south façade, leaving more ancillary spaces to the north façade.
Using the Mantle Panel System SIPs building system which provides a U-value of 0.1 W/msqk and an air-permeability level of 1.0 allows for a highly energy efficient scheme which maximises standard glazing and open plan spaces with minimal need for columns and steel beams.
Photographs (c) Matt Chisnall