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  • Aberdyfi Garden Design – Soil Preparation and Planting

    As soon as the hard landscaping work was finished, 15 tonnes of quality blended loam top soil was distributed around the various borders by hand, it was hard work but worth it. As the topsoil work progressed it was great […]

    15 June 2014
  • Aberdyfi Garden Design The Build Phase – Weeks 1 to 4

    This winter seemed long, wet and windy here in mid Wales.  I think the season was amplified for me (Andy) as I was ‘waiting’ for the weather to improve so that the builders could start the hard landscaping for my […]

    26 April 2014
  • New Part L Requirements 2013

    The new Part L requirements 2013 were implemented on the 6th April 2014. It will mean a further 6% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in new houses over Part LA 2010, and the introduction of the FEE calculation as part […]

    09 April 2014
  • Insulation and Airtightness

    PYC systems held their annual CPD seminar event yesterday at their head-quarters in Mid-Wales. It was very well attended by architects, builders, and self-builders. The discussion and presentations on the importance of insulation, airtightness, and windtightness detailing in buildings were […]

    03 April 2014
  • New Concept Design, working towards Passivhaus

    Fabric First Approach – Working towards Passivhaus We have just finished a new concept scheme for a development in Nottinghamshire. The scheme focuses on providing two high quality energy efficient homes with a fabric first approach to the design, and […]

    08 April 2013
  • Transitional Shelter Workshop Mid Wales

    Transitional Shelter Workshop

    When you have an outdoor event to attend in January, and in Wales you are fairly certain of any combination of 1) rain, 2) snow, 3) ice, 4) cold, 5) bleak. The 3 day Transitional Shelter Workshop happened to coincide […]

    03 February 2013
  • Medieval findings?

    Mathrafal Castle has a wonderful and chequered history. Once the administrative centre of Wales, this example of a Motte and Bailey Castle has drawn a lot of interest over the years. The three mature Oak trees stand together on top of the old […]

    17 December 2012