Here is a video blog by our director, Nick, on the progress of our Passive House new build. Enjoy!
One of the aspects of sustainable build that we specialise in here at Urbane Eco is making a ‘cold’ roof into a ‘warm’ roof, or making a new build roof ‘warm’. But, what exactly is a warm roof, how do we achieve this and why is it important? A warm roof construction involves a layer […]
The use of natural building materials is a vital aspect of creating a sustainable, healthy home for the occupants and the environment. But, what are natural building materials and what exactly are the advantages of using them compared to conventional building materials? Natural building materials are materials used for building that are considered abundantly available […]
Many of us at least have an inkling that sustainable build and design is important, but it may be eye opening to understand quite how much. What is sustainable build? Put simply, it is ensuring that buildings are designed and built, and existing buildings altered, in such a way that means occupying the building will […]
As you may know, we are currently working on a new build in Bristol, adhering to both Passive House and Building Biology Standards. Many are familiar with what is involved in fulfilling the Passive House requirements, but what is Building Biology, and what are the Building Biology standards? A brief history: In Germany, after World […]
All of us here at Urbane Eco are delighted to be finalists at The Bristol Property Awards on May 17th, 2019 at Ashton Gate Stadium. Congratulations to all the other finalists, and look forward to seeing you on the 17th May!
From laying the Isoquick raft, erecting the internal walls and laying the web joists (making easy access for MVHR (mechanical ventilation and heat recovery)), to their current task of building the roof, our guys have been super efficient working at our Passive House site.
Exciting news! We’ve just been announced as finalists in the prestigious Bristol Life Awards 2019. We’re really happy to have this chance to put our sustainable, healthy and breathable building message out. The finals are on April 11th so watch this space and congratulations to the other finalists!
Blog: Passive House to Building Biology Standards After years of training, input from various sources, and thought, we are building a Passive House to Building Biology standards (https://buildingbiology.co.uk/ ), with the collaboration of Tomas Gaertner of se3 design (http://se3design.co.uk/ ). Tomas is the leading expert of Building Biology in the country and I am very […]
Exciting news! Urbane Eco is working in collaboration with acclaimed architect Tomas Gaertner of SE3 Design to build a Passive House to Building Biology standards. The house is in Dingle Road, Coombe Dingle and has the benefit of a wonderful outlook onto Coombe Dingle, beautifully accentuated by original architect Quentin Alder of award winning Quentin […]