A short video showing an extension build in Cardiff.
Some pictures of a new build student house we designed in Cardiff.
A few shots and clips from an extension build in North Cardiff.
Been a while since I’ve updated the blog, but visited this recently completed refurbishment & extension in Talbot Green the other day, and thought I’d share it…
Some pictures of a recently completed development of 1 and 2 bedroom flats.
The four flats in a residential cul-de-sac have been designed to match the elegant style and proportions redolent of architecture in the nineteenth century but are being constructed to meet the low-carbon needs of the twenty first.
The builders, Oakz Construction & Development – http://www.oakz.co.uk – are using a technique which has been around for while, but is still not widely used in this country – concrete filled polystyrene blocks.
Aside from the speed and robustness of the system, the resulting building envelope is extremely energy efficient with walls containing 150 mm of rigid insulation by default (a normal cavity wall only manages between 50 – 75).
Because the blocks are extremely light, transporting them to site produces carbon savings and the construction of the blocks themselves has a low carbon footprint and uses recycled plastics, helping to reduce landfill.
Oakz have produced a time-lapse video of the construction so far – http://vimeo.com/64161788 – which will be updated as the build progresses.
More information on Styro Stone construction can be found on their web site – http://www.styrostone.co.uk