We work with clients and contractors to maximise the thermal efficiency of building envelopes and to make them cost effective to run and comfortable to live in. We are able to integrate issues of concentrating on the building fabric with passive star design principles and where necessary the inclusion of renewable technologies.
Our work on sustainability has included training all our staff in the use of SAP software for productive energy performance on new buildings and selected staff qualified to work on existing buildings. We have several qualified Code for Sustainable Homes Assessors and regularly provide their services on our own architectural projects.
Research has been carried out with Cambridge University on natural ventilation strategies. We have developed an exemplar energy efficient refurbishment of a hard to heat terrace in conjunction with Manchester City Council and Mosscare Housing Ltd.
We are now looking at development of projects to Passivhaus standards, with one scheme up to feasibility stage, and one of the Directors has attended the Passivhaus Designer’s Course.
Leaders in the field of social housing design, BTP Architects were appointed to lead the £2.1 million Hayward Court development which was built by Seddon Construction and also includes 18
Award winning BTP Architects has helped deliver more homes for veterans, after work was completed on phase two of a scheme made famous by the BBC programme DIY SOS. With the
BTP were appointed by a local pre-school nursery to carry out a programme of repairs and convert two cellars to provide new nursery classrooms. Our design also included external hard
BTP are lead architects on the proposed conservation and restoration of the Pankhurst Centre, the former home of Emmeline Pankhurst and birthplace of the Suffragette Movement in Manchester. BTP are
Heron House recently opened its doors to lucky residents in Rawtenstall. Designed by BTP, the house provides 16 state of the art affordable rented apartments for the over 55s. As award-winning