Case Studies

Case Study: Unicorn Grocery

Unicorn Grocery, one of the UK’s most successful whole food stores, has undergone a major redesign by Manchester-based architecture practice Loop Systems. The co-operative shop in Chorlton, Manchester has built a new commercial kitchen on the first floor, which has enabled Unicorn to extend their range and make more fresh food on the premises. The […]

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Arcadia Nursery at RIAS Awards 2015

Congratulations to Arcadia Nursery and Malcolm Fraser Architects who have won the Best Use of Timber Award at the RIAS Awards 2015. The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) named 12 shortlisted buildings for their prestigious Doolan Award this year, choosing the buildings which they felt represented the best of current Scottish architecture. As […]

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Case Study: Nirvana

We take a look back at Nirvana, a raised single storey house located near Rye, East Sussex. Natural Building Technologies were asked to provide the natural, breathable insulation material for Nirvana. The aim was not only for the materials to help achieve the desired level of performance, but also to contribute to the look and […]

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Case Study: Forge House

Lower heating cost and peace of mind for owners of this Sussex Heritage Trust prize winning house. When the owners of Forge House decided to improve the thermal performance of their new home as part of extensive works to the property with CDMS architects, NBT Pavadry was chosen to give a risk-free upgrade to the […]

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Case Study: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

Natural Building Technologies supplied materials for the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation which was completed back in 2013. The Centre is a redevelopment of the 18th century Royal High School in Edinburgh’s Old Town with new atria plus social and teaching space stitched between and around the historic buildings. The integrity of the historic buildings […]

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Case Study: Revelon Road

Recently, Natural Building Technologies provided materials for a timber frame project located on Revelon Road in London. This new build was unusual as the residential property was built on a site of around 3.5m wide. NBT were asked to provide support during specification of insulation systems, including WUFI calculations and SAP calculations. We assisted during […]

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Case Study: Springfield House

Springfield House, located in Honingham, Norfolk, is a Code 6, 2-bedroom, new build dwelling in a rural setting. The project was also featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. Role of NBT In order to meet the requirements for this project, which was one of the lowest impact schemes ever being built in Norfolk, all of […]

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Case Study: Cuttens Barn

Cuttens Barn is a new build, timber frame, self-build dwelling on the outskirts of Tonbridge, Kent. The project aim for Cuttens Barn was to achieve Passivhaus standard envelope with use of high performance sustainable products. Role of NBT For this self-build project, Natural Building Technologies were heavily involved with the client, contractor and other members […]

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Case Study: SusCon Academy

When we started work on the SusCon Academy (a sustainable construction training institution), our brief was to use specific materials in order to deliver the performance needed. This not only included thermal performance in winter, but prevention of summer overheating with correct acoustics too. Materials The materials that we used in the project were new […]