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Green Design

Denby Dale passivhausSee more on the Passivhaus standard. The PassivHaus Institute has pioneered a standard for low energy buildings. It includes very low energy usage and ways of achieving this. The word is derived from the idea of buildings which are fundamentally low energy and passive solar heated rather than using extra gadgets to […]

Regulations / standards

see also Building Regulations Approved Documents (England) 7 – Material and workmanship A – Structure B1 – Fire Safety C – Site preparation etc. D – Toxic substances E – Sound resistance F – Ventilation G – Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency H – Drainage and waste disposal J – Combustion appliances and […]

Healthy buildings

Ideally your home should be the place where you are best protected from the woes of the world, from pollution and all the nasties out there. But it’s not so for most people.

The concept of ‘sick building syndrome’ has now moved from speculation into widespread acceptance with several well designed studies showing how people […]