The highest possible standard
As a Certified Passive House Tradesperson we have a deep understanding of what makes great thermal performance and how to achieve it through insulation and airtightness.
Not heard of Passive House before? Find out what it is and why we believe it to be a great standard.
As a graduate of the AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Course we have in depth understanding of retrofit theory to support and inform our hands-on practical knowledge.
We guide your project from start to finish taking a ‘Whole House Approach’ in line with PAS 2035.
Find out more about our Road to Retrofit.
Driven by Ethics, Not Profit
As members of the AECB (Association for Environment Conscious Building) we take our high standards beyond simply the quality of our work and into the nature of our business.
From the materials we use to where we bank and how we get to site, our ethics are at the heart of our operation.
We offer a broad range of services to create sustainable buildings and lifestyles.
Airtightness & Draughtproofing
An essential element of ‘fabric first. Heat loss through ‘infiltration’ can account for 20% of a building’s energy consumption.
Whole House Retrofit
Radically reduce energy consumption in your existing home & minimise your vulnerability to fluctuating energy prices.
A full energy performance overhaul guided and informed by our expertise and understanding.
We go beyond the inside of your home to create outdoor spaces with a focus on providing food for you, your family and habitats for wildlife.
Natural, Recycled & Reclaimed Materials
We specify and source materials with minimal environmental impact.
Even if your project is already under way we can make recommendations to increase sustainability and achieve healthier environments.
We specialise in appropriate energy efficiency measures for traditional buildings.
Breathable and insulating lime plasters are an essential element to preserve and improve the fabric of these buildings.
Before undertaking energy efficiency measures it is essential to get a building ‘retrofit ready’.
Traditional walls repointed with suitable lime mortar are drier and perform better.
Who We Are
With broad experience, skills, knowledge and expertise in sustainability and environmental issues our team are ready to help.
BA Philosophy (Hons), Certified PassiveHouse Tradesperson, AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Graduate
Ross specialised in ethics, moral and social philosophy at university but was frequently reprimanded for seeking practical applications in his studies. After graduating he sought ways to put theory into practice.
He worked for many years as a professional forager where he developed a deep understanding of food systems. He went on to launch a sustainable construction company where he refined his skills in using natural materials and
BA Social Anthropology (Hons), MA Sustainable Development (Distinction)
Rachael has been interested in forest conservation since she was a child and after travelling the world chose to study Social Anthropology and Sustainable Development.
Rachael has worked in different countries thoughout Asia, Africa and Latin America in the areas of community-based natural resource management, communal land tenure and REDD+ with a focus on indigenous and community land