GEOGRAPHIC AREA I SERVE:
Main focus area for my business is 20 km around Belfast. I may be taking projects farther afield, particularly along the railway network. If project is of particular interest to me, I may consider more remote locations.

BUILDINGS I DESIGN:
As to use of buildings, I am designing homes/houses and extensions to homes. At times I am engaged on buildings that have other uses, but are still small buildings.

PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE:
My Professional Indemnity Insurance cover is £250 000, which is sufficient for new house or extension projects.

SCOPE OF SERVICES:
I am offering full architectural services (with assistance in tendering and site inspections). Alternatively I offer service consisting of design and applications for statutory approvals.

ICT
I am using Linux system on my computers (ubuntu), Libre Office, GIMP, Inkscape, various other FOSS/GNU applications. For Computer Aided Design (CAD for short) I am using BricsCAD (on ubuntu operating system). This applications are capable to work together with applications on Apple and Windows computers.

BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYED:
I am offering architectural services for buildings delivered in few technologies. Majority of houses is build with cavity concrete block walls. I am looking towards clients interested to embrace external insulation walls. This technology allows to avoid many thermal bridges and is better suited when considering lintels over large span openings. My particular interest is however on natural building materials and hempcrete in particular.

HEMPCRETE / HEMP-LIME:
Hempcrete (at times referred to as hemp-lime) has an impressing mix of properties that puts together:

  • good insulation value,
  • moisture regulation,
  • thermal storage capacity,
  • good compressive strength as for insulating material,
  • good fire resistance,
  • preserves timber-frame of the building structure.

Hemp-Lime can be used for:

  • new house construction
  • extension
  • renovation
  • retro-fitting
  • excellent for a summer house

 

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