- FEATURE: GAINING PLANNING PERMISSION WHERE OTHERS HAVE NOT
Posted: 11/01/2016 by Thomas Robinson ArchitectsA tricky application for a new house in the shadow of a listed building by the renown architect Lieper. Find out more >>>
- FEATURE: PROJECT SAFETY & CDM 2015
Posted: 08/06/2015 by Thomas Robinson ArchitectsFollowing research that highlighted that a disproportionately high number of construction industry accidents occur on smaller projects the Health & Safety Executive revised the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations on the 6th April 2015. These are commonly referenced to as “CDM2015”.
- 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.