Sustainability

seven are committed as a company and as building designers to reducing environmental impact. We provide in-house sustainable design expertise which enables us to deliver controlled, well designed buildings that minimise future running costs.

We are proud to work within the BREEAM accreditation system offering a varied portfolio of architectural design projects rated BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and ‘Very Good’. Our team care about designing sustainable environments that improve the welfare of the end users.

The team includes certified Passivhaus Designer, Andrew Burningham. Passivhaus is a global energy standard which reduces the need for energy by considering elements such as the orientation of windows, air flow and thickness of insulation. This results in buildings with a high level of thermal comfort with extremely low energy consumption. We integrate this approach into our projects from the start, with key considerations such as siting and a fabric first approach helping to reduce the need for technology add-ons.

We are keen to provide innovative design solutions and construction techniques which improve on building quality, longevity and speed up the construction process. This is achieved through techniques such as pre-fabrication, the practice of assembling building structures like walls, floors and roofs at off-site manufacturers and transporting complete assemblies to site.

A recent example of this was a residential project for a private client in Burneston which utilised Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) technology. The high performance panels were manufactured under factory controlled conditions off-site and fabricated to fit the design. This significantly speeded up the construction process and resulted in an extremely energy efficient, strong and cost effective building.