- FEATURE: ITALIA LIVE 2015
Posted: 30/03/2015 by Thomas Robinson ArchitectsNeil, our newest member of the team has been reaching far and wide to ensure TRA keeps up to date on current service providers, manufacturers and suppliers. This recently involved attending Italia Live 2015, an event held within the fantastic city of Venice, Italy.
- PROJECTS: KILMACOLM PROJECT GETS PLANNING PERMISSION
Posted: 26/02/2015 by Thomas Robinson ArchitectsThomas Robinson Architects latest project in Kilmacolm has received planning permission.
- FEATURE: HISTORIC SCOTLAND – Energy Efficiency Conference 2014
Posted: 06/10/2014 by Thomas Robinson ArchitectsThis year’s Historic Scotland conference was yet again a wealth of information for the past, current and future of works in association with traditionally built buildings.
Tom Robinson and Kevin Stewart attended the event from Thomas Robinson Architects and were presented with best practices, guides and case studies for various forms of existing buildings, all with the common goal to improve their building insulation fabric.
Amongst other things, we learned that in 2015 there will be further changes to the Energy section of the Scottish Building Regulations.
In 2010 the regulations changes to achieve a reduction of 30% to what was previously required. In 2015, designs will require to achieve a further 43% reduction compared to 2010, with the standards now including “large extensions” which previously was not the case.
To achieve a reduction in energy usage, designs will require additional insulation and be less “leaky” to keep the warm air in. The result is that designers must be more aware than ever before of the environments they design, keeping air movement, moisture and detailing at the forefront of their design vision, otherwise buildings will become warm, humid and damp environments which are breading grounds for building and occupant health issues.
We look forward to applying the knowledge gained from the conference.
- NEWS: Tom Robinson Invited to talk at the UK Passivhaus Conference
Posted: 09/09/2014 by Thomas Robinson ArchitectsTom Robinson has been invited to talk at the UK Passivhaus Conference on 16th October 2014
Tom is presenting a case study talk this year on applying the Passivhouse Enerphit standard to rejuvenate a humble, Scottish Barn into and transforming it into an exciting and luxurious modern country residence. The conference is in Stevenage this year and will be a fascinating window into what is happening around the country in the Passivhaus field and for Thomas Robinson Architects it is a chance to show how technical challenges can be overcome to achieve this exacting standard. This project builds on the practice's previous success of the barn conversion in Gartocharn where we won the GIA sustainability award by acheiving AECB silver standard construction with the addition of several Passivhaus elements including MVHR and Enerphit standard of airtightness in oneof the units. The Gartocharn project can be viewed here.https://www.thomasrobinsonarchitects.co.uk/residential/projects/gartocharn-1
For further details of the Passivhaus Conference please follow the link below.
- NEWS: 15 YEARS AGO TODAY.........
Posted: 26/06/2014 by Thomas Robinson ArchitectsWe would like to thank all our clients, colleagues and peers for their support during the last 15 years and look forward to doing business with you for the next 15 years.
- PROJECTS: PLANNING CONSENT FOR CROSBIE LODGE
Posted: 09/06/2014 by Thomas Robinson ArchitectsPlanning consent for the expansion of Crosbie Lodge, West Kilbride was received this week. An ambitious scheme to triple the size of this atractive Victorian gate house was developed using the twin concepts of allowing some of the additions to be subordinate to the existing historic property in line with accepted conservation / historic building work good practice and the bolder notion of a new two strorey tower addition to the otherwise single storey building with attic dormers. The tower is designed in an italiante style with triple arched windows at first floor level and a low pitched pyramid roof with finial and projecting eaves consul brackets and external cornice work. We considered that the towers proportions and verticality would allow for the significant additional area to be created in a way that would add somnething to the already romantic or whimsical character of the of the building. The successful planning result means that our clients now have the size of house that they want. If you are having difficulty obtaining planning permission we would be happy to talk to you about your project.