Western Design Architects
12 The Granary
Hinton Business Park
Please phone or email us to discuss your future plans and to arrange for a free, no obligation meeting. Alternatively fill in the adjacent information request form and we will contact you within two working days.
You want energy efficient buildings. We design our buildings to be as simple as possible using the design itself to save energy by orientation, passive solar heat gain, high levels of insulation, grass or sedum roofs, conservation and if necessary reuse of water. This is backed up with more sophisticated technology when required such as air and ground source heat pumps, solar PV and solar hot water panels.
Ground source heat pumps use pipes or boreholes, buried in the garden or field to extract heat from the ground which can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor or warm air heating systems and hot water in your home.
A Sedum roof is covered with vegetation and a growing medium, laid over a membrane, planted over the roof structure
Passive Solar Gain means that the building is orientated to maximise the light and heat provided by sunlight.
A Solar panel is designed to absorb the sun's rays as a source of energy for generating electricity or heating.
An Air source heat pump is a system like a fridge, which extracts heat from the outside air and releases it inside the building.
Water conservation techniques, be it sustainable technology, or intelligent design, are utilised throughout our projects.
Reclaimed materials are those that have been previously used in a building, and which are then re-used in another project
Thermal Mass is the ability of a material to absorb and store heat energy. This is later released into the building maintaining a consistent temperature.