Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Gale & Snowden Appointed as Members of Design Team for the New, Efficient and Sustainable Leisure and Swimming Pool Building in the Centre of Exeter

Exeter City Council has recently announced the winning design team for the new Leisure and Swimming Pool building proposed for the Centre of Exeter. Gale & Snowden Architects forms part of the winning design consortium which is lead by Olympic pool designers, AFLS+P Architects, with ARUP Engineers and Exeter-based LDA Design, Planners and Landscape Design.

Gale & Snowden Architects and Engineers are thrilled to be part of the design team for this prestigious project - watch this space for further details!

Article from the Exeter Express and Echo, January 15th 2015

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Happy Warm Clients in Newly Refurbished 170-Year-Old Farmhouse

We were on site before Christmas continuing our overseeing role at Mosshayne Farmhouse.
The scheme consists of an 170-year-old farmhouse which we have completely renovated and super-insulated with external wall insulation and triple glazing, and is now moving to the latter stages of completion.

As well as designing and overseeing the architecture, we were also responsible for designing the mechanical and electrical systems, consisting of a wood burning cooker with thermal store, solar thermal hot water panels for hot water, and low electromagnetic radiation electrical systems.

Heat loss is minimal due to the super insulation, and we recently tested this by carrying out an infrared survey, also using the infrared camera to aid with commissioning the thermal store and wood burning cooker.

The clients are happy to have recently moved back in and enjoyed spending Christmas in their new warm and cosy home.

"You will be pleased to know that we have been warm and comfortable over Christmas, and loving how the whole house can be warm from just one log burning cooker.”