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CobBauge: bringing earth into the 21st century

CobBauge build in progress. Photography Joakim Borén Photography Anthony Hudson explores the rich history of earth and cob construction and argues that now’s the time to champion the potential o

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Insights from the IUCN UK Peatland Conference 2023

Our involvement with the FibreBroads research project continued last month with Anthony and Katey attending the IUCN UK Peatland Conference 2023, held in Ely. As part of a workshop focusing on sustai

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Duke Street Riverside: learning lessons from an award-winning education building

Jack Spencer Ashworth takes a detailed look back at our award-winning higher education building, Duke Street Riverside, in a feature for Higher Education Estates Magazine reflecting on what we might

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Transforming Tradition: Six Remarkable Barn Conversions

Barn conversions stand as a testament to architectural adaptability; turning traditional agricultural structures into functional spaces for a range of uses. Over the years, our team has embraced the c

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Keeping Our Schools Cool During a Heatwave published in Public Sector Build Journal

Louise Boddie explores effective strategies to keep our schools cool during heatwaves to ensure comfortable learning environments for students and teachers in an insightful article for Public Sector

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The Housing Crisis Unveiled: Exploring Challenges and Architectural Solutions

The UK has long been grappling with a housing crisis that shows no signs of abating. From a shortage of homes to increasing property prices and sustainability concerns, this article explores the det

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Retrofit Case Study: The Grade II* listed Institute of Education at UCL

With the climate crisis continuing to accelerate, and campaigners pushing for #RetroFirst, the new question is: should we demolish or reuse? For some time, the industry’s conversation around sustain

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Highlights of 2022

2022 was a year of projects, initiatives and an award win that we are immensely proud of and so today we are sharing some of the highlights! Duke Street Riverside Award Win! We were delighted that Duk

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Retrofit Series: Building in Resilience

Despite the unseasonably warm Autumn, the successive hikes to energy prices begin to hurt as we turn on our heating systems for the winter. Sadly, these prices are unlikely to abate over the coming

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Retrofit Series: Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

As the hottest summer on record fades away and the cold months draw nearer, it’s the thought on everyone’s minds: how to cope with their energy bills. Liz Truss’ plan to freeze bills for two ye

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A Closer Look: Chantry Barn

Chantry Barn is a Grade II listed timber framed barn in Suffolk that had been left redundant and was beginning to fall into disrepair. It presented quite an imposing black timber-clad structure set a

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OWCH! The Older Women’s Co-Housing Project

In our recent post about later-life co-housing we talked about OWCH, the Older Women’s Co-Housing project in New Barnet, also known as the ‘New Ground’ project. Our Georgie Day wrote a more de

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