Ecology Borrower wins property design award

Ecology borrower, Richard Clayson, is the proud winner in the RICS Awards 2018, South East. His project won the residential property category for his East Sussex Passivhaus EnerPHit standard barn conversion, The Old Byres.  The RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) awards celebrate the achievements of chartered surveyors and aim to showcase inspirational initiatives and developments. Richard is now in the running for the national award, to be announced in November.

Richard, a chartered surveyor, was the project manager for the conversion of the original redundant farm buildings which included a main barn, with connected brick and flint cow sheds.

The conversion has been constructed to the Passivhaus EnerPHit standard, which ensures the building is designed to retain as much warmth as possible, reducing the amount of energy needed to heat it. Richard estimates The Old Byres is 75% more energy efficient than an equivalent house constructed to meet minimum Building Regulations.

The Old Byres is open for visits on specified days. Please contact Richard at [email protected] for more details. Richard will also be holding training courses on the skills needed to build low carbon homes.

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Richard Clayson and his partner, Lucy Dunn
Garden at The Old Byres


Published: 2 July 2018

Author: Laura Baines