As the first port of call for design inspiration for the majority of clients, an architectural department is always daydreaming about it’s next ground breaking idea.
It’s the common belief of most other structural professionals and contractors in the industry that any architectural designer is constantly developing new systems to build cloud castles suspended on sky hooks, drawn by green unicorns…details to be confirmed by others.
Charged with this very task myself as designer for Oakworth Homes, it falls to me to ensure our Selfbuild homes represent forward thinking homes which are both highly sustainable and of a superior aesthetic quality for our increasingly carbon-conscious clientele working with both self builders and developers.
Say…wouldn’t it be fantastic to have a tool which Oakworth could use to show their client’s how to maximise their homes eventual running cost savings and green credibility before they had even submitted for Planning?
A portfolio that demonstrated in a client-friendly format, what benefits there are to the fabric first approach – designing in next level insulations, glazing, heating systems and sanitary fittings right from the off, with the aim of living better and much more economically on occupancy.
That way, our Self build clients could make informed decisions on the level to which they incorporate such elements to not only support them on ethical grounds, but also to suit a fixed budget both before and after construction.
Just a thought…
We are very busy helping self build clients design and build their dream home, if you would like more information contact me on 0114 2611150.
Please note, green unicorns are an optional extra and will be charged separately
(Blog written by Emma Forrest – Oakworth Homes Ltd)