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Details on the following projects can be found by clicking the associated links.
Client: Swale Borough Council
Project: New build Village/Community Hall
Access the New village hall’s website here
The village hall is largely built out of timber. We were keen to exploit the sustainability credentials of wood as it is a grown material of minimal processing energy. With little pollution and best of all it is composed of locked carbon generated by the tree’s absorption of carbon dioxide. The timber products used in the design of this village hall include structurally insulated panels (SIPs), a glulam softwood structural frame, oak shakes on the light canons and glulam coppiced sweet chestnut external wall cladding. Coppiced sweet chestnut was a perfect choice as it is not only grown and processed within the Kent and Sussex Weald, it also pays homage to the hop poles that used the very same wood source and that were so prevalent in the landscapes around Sittingbourne. Internally, the Granwood floor blocks are formed of a wood/cement composite as are the acoustic ceiling panels.
Brighton, East Sussex
Client: Community Base
Project: Eco refurbishment of office block
The community base building is currently undergoing major exterior works, which will substantially reduce running costs by approximately 26%. The associated carbon footprint will be lowered which in turn will extend the life of the building for decades to come. Winters will be warmer and Summers will be cooler for the diverse occupants using this very popular building and iconic Brighton & Hove City landmark.