With considered design and natural materials, a building can have a positive impact on our wellbeing and connection to nature. We are passionate about using sustainable building materials such as native timber, hemp, straw, sheeps wool, cork and clay. These materials - that originate from nature - allow our buildings to breathe and create a healthy environment for their occupants.
Timber is one of the most sustainable building materials available. We always use FSC certified timber in our structures and avoid hardwoods that have a high carbon footprint such as those from Brazil and the America’s. Our cladding is locally sourced timber from sustainably managed woodland. Native species such as Larch and Cedar have naturally durable properties so don't require any kind of chemical treatment.
We do everything we can to keep the carbon footprint of our projects to an absolute minimum - including cycling to work as often as we can.
The importance of natural materials and breathability in our buildings is key to achieving a healthy environment for the occupants. Used in conjunction with organic based insulation materials, clay plaster will absorb excess moisture, releasing it back as the air dries. This creates good air quality in a room free of toxins such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehydes and plastics.
We’ve found that clay plaster works harmoniously with naturally lit spaces. The way that this material plays with light creates an intriguing and peaceful interior environment that changes throughout the day.