There is nothing new about designing buildings to make best use of local or recycled materials or to require very little energy to make them habitable. We only need to look back a few centuries in the UK or at the present Third World to see green buildings which have very little impact on the environment read more...
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 has now been largely replaced by The Equality Act 2010 and while awareness of the issues surrounding access to buildings and their services by disabled people has been raised by the legislation read more...
Conservation and restoration of existing buildings is a form of recycling and encompasses everything from the Listed Buildings administered by English Heritage to a thirties semi in a suburban street. read more...
Greendale Cottage Wins top Northern award
Building on the recent success of Elm Tree House in winning a local LABC award in May, new bold design has now won the award for Best Individual New Home at the 2014 Northern LABC Building Excellence Awards held at The Hilton Hotel in Newcastle.
Greendale Cottage is the first Band A passive house in County Durham, providing a very low energy home and office in a Conservation Area and the Upper Weardale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Elm Tree House wins LABC Building Excellence Award
Paul Baxter, Building Control Manager | Phil Newbold, Director, New Bold Design | Frank Stocker, Director, WCL Construction | Councillor Mel Speding, Cabinet Secretary
New Bold Design’s latest special needs housing adaptation project has won Best Extension or Alteration to an Existing Building in the 2014 LABC Building Excellence Awards. The award was presented to Philip Newbold by Sunderland City Council at The Stadium of Light on 1 May. The Contractor, WCL Construction, also shared the award and the project has now been shortlisted for the regional LABC Awards in July
Home Office News
New Bold Design is celebrating one year in its new home office in Upper Weardale
Greendale Cottage is the first Band A passive house / office to be built in County Durham and has a SAP Energy Rating of 97. Constructed in accordance with PassivHaus design principles, it is a highly-insulated, airtight building with no central heating system, relying on natural solar gains and an MVHR (mechanical ventilation with heat recovery) system to provide a comfortable environment without the need for any fossil fuels. The small amount of additional heat input required in winter is provided by a room-sealed woodburning boiler stove which mainly heats the hot water and towel rails in the bathrooms. Solar thermal panels heat the water in summer and solar PV panels supplement the electricity supply. High-performance, triple-glazed windows and doors help to ensure that an internal temperature of around 20 degC is maintained throughout the building, whatever the weather.
At new bold design we take a personal, holistic approach to building design and project management by considering the historical context, accessibility and energy conservation so we can deliver buildings for our Clients that are fit for all our futures.
- Greendale Cottage, band A passive house / office with a SAP Energy Rating of 97
- Elm Tree House: Special needs housing adaptation for client with severe disabilities and live-in care team requirments
- Bonnygrove Farm Special Needs Home
- Remodelling & refurbishment of multi-storey social housing
- Oban Court, Extra Care Sheltered Housing extensions & remodelling
- Special needs housing adaptations & new build, Earls House Hospital
- New detached house Mountaincastle, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland
- Conversion of Grade 2 Listed former Co-op building 50 luxury apartments
- COMMERCIAL & LEISURE
- More projects...