About Carvell Associates
Our expertise draws on over 25 years of experience in the industry, with a focus on low cost affordable housing and bespoke developments for individual clients. We resolve to create and deliver designs that provide value.
We recognise all building projects as an investment. Our philosophy is consistent with our approach to all projects: Quality within budget.
We accept commissions for any size project and will develop the design to your requirements, working with the relevant authorities to seek Planning consent and compliance with the Building Regulations.
We have considerable expertise in all types of construction, from building refurbishment, change of use and extensions to complete new-build projects.
Our work also covers work to Listed Buildings, and within Conservation Areas.
40% of all carbon emissions in Britain is attributed to housing-renovating and extending our existing housing can help reduce this. Carvell Associates understand that up to 70% of household energy use goes towards heating the home. We think this can always be reduced, and look to significantly reduce this figure where possible, through basic design and layout.
Letting in sunlight
It is easy to overlook how much useful heat the sun produces, even in mid-winter. We study each site and its relationship with the sun throughout the year, strategically locating windows that let in valuable heat and light during the heating season. Our buildings are designed to minimise direct sunlight in the summer months, and we are increasing looking at ways to use the building itself as a heat store. This is demonstrated in its simplest form in our sun room designs.
Simple solutions on site
No gimmicks, just simple design. Simple solutions are not always the most obvious. We seek to develop a simple design that can be easily followed, providing a decent solution on site.
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