Newbold Farm – Multiple Barn Conversions, Rugby

Architect: David Granger Architectural Design Ltd.

Project Manager: Ridge & Partners

Located in the village of Newbold, Rugby, the development sees the conversion of existing farm barns to dwellings. Six plots in total around a central courtyard.

BEC wrote the design brief and performance specification for the mechanical and electrical services as part of design process. The design included underfloor heating, low energy lighting, domestic services and small power provision.

Duties: Stage 2 Performance Specification, reviewing contractors design proposals and witness testing.

Hampstead Lane, London

BEC worked on this new build eight-bedroom high-end home, complete with basement swimming pool, cinema, gym, steam room, sauna and staff accommodation.

The development boasted of four storeys and nearly 1000m2 of living space. The M&E services provided included a very extensive Lutron lighting control system and Crestron automation system for TV and audio distribution.

Duties: Full detail design and site monitoring.

Oak House, Leicestershire

Extension of an existing village property with a fantastic oak framed glazed extension. Heating is by gas fired underfloor throughout. Dealing with solar gains was a challenge but this was overcome simply with electrically operated opening roof lights controlled automatically by the home automation system. An AV and automation system controls everything from TV and audio distribution to thermal comfort.

Duties: Full detail design, including thermal modelling and natural ventilation modelling.

Laughton House, South Yorkshire

Extension and conversion of a substantial Grade II listed village home. The property was completely renovated, including all new heating, water, and electrical systems. The coach house was converted into an office,  apartment and guest accommodation. The Annexe was extended and converted into a connected but self contained family dwelling with its own living, sleeping and catering facilities. The stables were extended and converted into a glass roofed indoor swimming pool.

Duties: Full detail design, including site monitoring.

Park House, Northamptonshire

This large existing farmhouse in a Northamptonshire village, was substantially extended with a modern stone built extension, more than twice the size of the original property.

The property has Biomass heating fed from the central farm system, back up from an LPG boiler, under floor heating, central heat recovery ventilation and cooling.

We are particularly pleased with the fantastic internal and external lighting this property has, all controlled by a central Lutron lighting control system. Home automation is also extensively provided to act as the AV server, AV distribution, and to tie together the automation, security and lighting control systems.

Duties: Full detail of M&E including home automation and lighting design.

The Oaks, Leicestershire

Architects: Stanniforth Architects

Project Manager: Edward Cooper Young Chartered Surveyors

The property has under floor heating and comfort cooling throughout, with heat recovery ventilation and cooling to its cinema room. Within the grounds are a number of features including a huge outdoor pool, hot tub, and breeze houses. A Control4 automation system and lighting control system tie everything together and provide lighting schemes for everyday living and entertaining.

Duties: Full detail design M&E including, including site monitoring.

Ashmore Farm, Dorset

This project involved an oak framed property in the picturesque village of Ashmore. This was a very traditional looking property with very modern building services used to create a comfortable retirement home.

Heating was supplied by a gas fired underfloor system throughout. An AV and home automation system controlled everything from the TV and audio distribution right through to thermal comfort.

Duties: Full detail design and site monitoring

Hampstead Way, London

A complete renovation of an existing substantial London home, to make use of new heating, water, ventilation and electrical services. The property was completely stripped and reconfigured internally. A large section of the existing ground floor was excavated to allow for new underfloor heating to be installed.

Duties: Full detail design and site monitoring.

Chitterman House, Leicestershire

An existing large cottage in an exclusive spot in Leicestershire. Substantially extended with a modern yet sympathetic highly glazed building more than four times the size of the original property. The property has underfloor heating throughout with the ability of being chilled for summer cooling. Heat/cooling source is by two large commercial air source heat pumps. The property has three separate heat recovery ventilation systems which also provide summer time cooling.

Duties: Full detail of heating, cooling, water and heat recovery ventilation, along with coordination of all M&E systems such as home automation and lighting design.