What we build

This 5-storey low energy mixed-use development was designed in 2007 - 2008, as we were developing our Passive House approach and completed in 2014 after it was put on hold during the economic recession of the intervening years.

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This all-electric, high performance, Plus Energy Passive House building has been designed to produce more energy in a year than it consumes. Crucially, because it is a Passive House, even its winter energy demand is so small that during the darker months the on-site renewables should provide a hefty proportion of its energy needs.

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Full Passivhaus Certification: 14th December 2011

The Mayville Community Centre is the first certified Passivhaus non-domestic retrofit in the UK. It was built for just 3% more than if it had simply been built to meet standard building regulations, yet it has achieved 95% energy savings over its first winter of operation.

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The Larch House is the UK’s first zero carbon (code 6), low cost, Certified Passivhaus, built as prototype social housing and launched at the 2010 National Eisteddfod for Wales.

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This energy-saving refurbishment has provided our client with the opportunity to achieve massive energy savings and comfort improvements.

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This timber framed 118m2, two bedroom house is the first certified Passivhaus in London, setting a benchmark for energy efficient design combined with comfort, high indoor air quality and other health-enhancing and anti-asthmatic advantages.

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This energy efficient solar family home currently nearing completion at Newington Green in the London Borough of Islington was designed to set a standard for future housing with an apparently effortless amalgamation of environmentally responsible solutions with beautiful forms, some years before the first Passivhaus was certified in the UK.

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Funded by the Technology Strategy Board and implemented in collaboration with Southern Housing, the aim of this social housing retrofit by bere:architects, was to show that deep-energy cuts are possible with social housing stock. We aimed to show how improved thermal comfort, reduced energy bills and lower CO2 emissions are possible for millions of people in existing houses.

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This much-published, RIBA award winning low maintenance, low energy, low cost home was designed in 2005 as an example of a simpler framework for future living. 

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Commissioned as part of a wider interchange project looking at improving links between the DLR and East London Line stations, the project consisted of major engineering works, spatial and technical reorganisation, improved wayfinding and security, and re-lighting and re-designing every aspect of the station.

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