As members of the AECB and Passivhaus we were approached by Mark Siddell of LEAP Architects, an expert in Passivhaus construction to tender for unique private project on behalf of Trevor & Judith Gospel, who wanted to build a low carbon home on their organic farm.
Our enthusiasm & interest in low carbon construction, keen pricing – alongside the reluctance of our competition (who were intimidated by the scale and complexity of the works) – won us this tender.
The new build took place over 6 months, in a remote countryside location of the North Pennines. Restricted access whilst working in such a location was a big problem we managed to overcome. The house was built in traditional stone and cavity construction to Passivhaus standards. We achieved the accolade of ‘the most air-tight’ rated property in the UK, of this build method, for this new build property.
Furthermore, this project was short listed in 3 categories for the Constructing Excellence in the North-East Awards 2013 – a huge honour for a small building company.