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Projects

Byre BarnCharlesworthTown Street9 Clarendon PlaceDerby HomesHanley HallGarrick TheatreWhixall eco-village
Byre Barn, Kenilworth Byre Barn
Architect Design Buro
Description Terrace of three houses.  Contemporary interior with traditional exterior set in Warwickshire countryside.  Total treated floor area 864m2 aiming for Passivhaus certification.  Airtightness is on target. Plots one and two now complete. 
Services provided Steven produced the detailed design information, regularly inspects construction on site, maintains the PHPP and witnesses air tests.
Working for Design Buro
Date July 2017 to present time
 
149 Long Lane, Charlesworth Charlesworth
Architect Bridge Architects
Description A stunning modern building is being built in the Derbyshire village of Charlesworth.  The advanced design of this Passivhaus Plus design includes ground heat exchanger in conjunction with the MVHR and sufficient solar PV to reach this standard.
Services provided Steven provided Passivhaus consultancy throughout the design stage and is about to pick up the project again now that the building is construction.
Working for Encraft and then Design Buro
Date 2017 – present time
 
19 and 21 Recreation Road, Sandiacre, Nottingham Town Street
Architect Halsall Lloyd Partnership Architects
Description Westleigh Partnerships constructed a 40 unit housing estate at Town Street, Sandiacre for housing Association EMH Homes.  Two of the pairs of semi-detached properties where certified including 18 and 18 Recreation Road.  Timber frame construction and simple in form.
Services provided Steven undertook Passivhaus consultancy through design and construction stages.  And upon completion he gained certification as a Passivhaus designer.  The project documentation is available to download.
Working for Encraft
Date 2013 to 2015
 
9 Clarendon Place, Leamington Spa 9 Clarendon Place
Architect Richard S Baily
Description Grade II listed Regency property, most recently in use as offices now converted to thirteen high-end apartments.  The brief was to achieve a low energy status through insulation, airtightness and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery.  To avoid interstitial condensation which usually besets the upgrade of masonry wall with internal insulation, Diathonite, an insulant with special moisture handling properties was used.
Services provided Steven undertook fabric survey, U-value calculations and specification for the fabric upgrade avoiding interstitial condensation. 
Working for Encraft
Date 2015 to 2016
 
Concrete framed window typical of those in Derby Homes properties Concrete framed window
Cient Derby Homes Limited
Description Derby Homes in upgrading their stock of property with cavity wall insulation and double glazed windows suspected the solid concrete frames to the windows, typical throughout their properties, was responsible for condensation around the windows.  We were asked to do thermal modelling to establish the relative effectiveness of encapsulating the concrete surrounds compared with removal, with respect to heat loss, surface and interstitial condensation risk.
Services provided Steven undertook the site survey, thermal modelling and wrote the report.
Working for Encraft
Date 2017
 
Hanley Hall Hanley Hall
Architect Parr Walker Associates
Description The client was undertaking major renovation works including a light touch extension, and required energy advice regarding fabric, heating system options including water source heat pump from a large garden pond, and renewables.
Services provided Steven undertook the site survey, produced a report giving recommendations on appropriate fabric upgrades, heating options and renewables including protections for a future site-wide energy strategy.
Working for Encraft
Date 2013
 
Garrick Theatre, Lichfield Garrick Theatre Lichfield
Architect Short and Associates Architects
Description The Garrick Theatre is one in a series of innovative naturally ventilated public buildings designed by Short and Associates Architects.  The management was interested in further reducing the energy consumption of this A rated building and solving some of the temperature control problems associated with the updraught natural ventilation design.
Services provided Steven undertook a site survey, obtained detailed energy consumption data, analysed this data, put together a report based on observation of defects and options for reprogramming the building management control system to fine tune the effectiveness of the natural ventilation control.
Working for Encraft
Date 2014
 
Whixall Eco Village Whixall eco village
Architect Greenspace Architects
Description Encraft as partners with Greenspace Architects provided the sustainability strategy including sustainable energy modelling to support the planning application for a new eco-village in Shropshire.
Services provided:
Services provided A colleague of Steven’s, using an in-house calculator, modelled the energy consumption, CO2 emissions and cost for various heating/energy options including renewable electricity and smart electricity management control.  Steven managed the project and relationship with the architect.
Working for Encraft
Date 2016

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