2016

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  • asbestos in schools

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    Asbestos in schools

    The Department For Education has pledged to tackle the problem by investing £23bn by 2021 to improve school buildings. A complete ban on the use of the material was introduced in the UK in 1999 however most school buildings built before then will contain asbestos-based products in some form or another. The specific strategy for safe […]

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  • grade II listed cottage

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    Grade II listed cottage becomes a home again

    In June 2015, the National Trust appointed us to complete an upgrade and an internal and external refurbishment of the cottage to make it fit for tenancy after being unoccupied for some time. Work included external repairs, a new kitchen, a new bathroom, plastering, finishes and new services, such as heating and hot water systems […]

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  • St Raph hall ventilation

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    Low-energy ventilation for London school

    Hybrid ventilation is the term most commonly used to describe schemes where the ventilation is neither entirely natural, nor entirely mechanical. All well-designed buildings will have some form of natural, low-level supply ventilation combined with high-level extract, mechanical ventilation. In these buildings, the designer has taken a pragmatic approach and has opted, not for the […]

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  • building design consultant

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    8 reasons to hire us as your building design consultant

    We’re approachable and client-focused We encourage contribution, ownership and continued re-evaluation from all stakeholders. Our project managers are highly skilled problem solvers who deliver successful projects against a background of operation requirements, risk management constraints and overall strategy. We constantly invite feedback and criticism, and we embrace innovation. We have 30+ years’ experience We’ve been […]

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  • Cranleigh School war memorial

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    Cranleigh School commemorates its fallen

    Heating is an inherent problem with many old chapels and the one at Cranleigh was no exception. After removing the old radiators, we installed an underfloor heating system, independent from the school’s main system, which keeps the chapel at an ambient temperature year round. The chapel, along with the school’s other early buildings, was designed […]

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  • Bucks New University

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    We transform the South Wing at Bucks New University

    We replaced all the old windows with highly insulated, heat reflecting, low-e double glazing. We re-insulated the roof and added solar panels to power the South Wing and part-power another building on campus. Corridors were transformed. Now they’re bright and inviting with spaces for working on the go and socialising. An old workshop has become […]

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  • Bid Writer

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    We’re hiring – Bid Writer required

    DHP is an award-winning interdisciplinary building design consultancy creating inspirational spaces for private and public sector clients. We operate within an open and inclusive environment, generously sharing our knowledge and ideas. Communication, innovation and professionalism are the foundations of our practice. Clients continue to work in partnership with us because they value our honest pro-active […]

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  • Former Grade II listed Birds Eye offices in Walton on Thames now being considered for residential use

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    Office to residential PDR made permanent

    The initiative was set to expire this month, but due to its success – almost 4,000 office to residential conversions were given the go-ahead last year – the government has announced the rights will now be made permanent. Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis said of the decision, “We can now tap into the potential […]

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