Listed farm conversion – MVHR case study

by Paul.

ADM, who designed and supplied the mechanical ventilation & heat recovery (MVHR) system at our listed farm conversion in Yorkshire, have written a case study explaining the system and equipment required for the project. If you don’t know much about MVHR, this feature is a great read which covers the basics as well as the specific constraints of this particular building – check it out here:

Stunning barn conversion, North Yorkshire

Loxley Stables shortlisted for the Brick Awards 2019!

by Paul.

We’re chuffed that Loxley Stables has been shortlisted for the Brick Awards 2019, in the Small Housing Development category! These three timber frame houses feature York Handmade Brick Co Ltd bricks at ground floor level, with some lovely details including a climbing wall and concealed sliding door openings. Expertly built by Thompson Build and Developments, photos by Jeremy Phillips. Check out the other shortlisted entries here.

Race Across America – Sponsoring a timestation for Prevent Breast Cancer

by Paul.

 
We are delighted to be sponsoring the Tuba City, Arizona, timestation of James and Tom’s Race Across America (RAAM) – the world’s toughest ultra-endurance bike race. They are aiming to raise £125,000 for Prevent Breast Cancer, the only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer.

 
James is a consultant breast surgeon at The Nightingale Centre and Prevent Breast Cancer Research Unit in Manchester, which specialises in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. With a background in ultra-marathon mountain and trail running, he believes RAAM will enable him and Tom to raise a significant amount of money for Prevent Breast Cancer.

You can read more about the challenge at www.raceacrossamericachallenge.com and if you know anyone who might like to sponsor a time station, please spread the word!

We’re recruiting!

by Paul.


Part 2 Architectural Assistant


Our design-led and environmentally driven architectural practice seeks an experienced Part 2 Architectural Assistant to work on a variety of new build projects, including residential and community based work, as well as a number of refurbishments.

We are looking for a design-focused and enthusiastic Part 2 Architectural Assistant to assist on the development of design proposals and detailed planning applications. The ideal candidate would be proficient in Revit, SketchUp, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite as well as hand-sketching. Preferably with a minimum of 2 years UK project experience. A thorough working knowledge of RIBA stages, building regulations and site experience would be advantageous.

We have created a supportive working environment that encourages personal development whilst still enjoying a good work/life balance. If you are interested in joining our team, please send us your CV and portfolio detailing your relevant experience and enclosing no more than 10 pages of examples of your work to info@thomasandspiers.com.

We are looking for the role to commence as soon as possible so please outline any working notice you may require. This is a full time role in our Borough office, with salary to be appropriate to experience.

Best of Houzz 2019

by Paul.

 

TACTILE HOUSE, LONDON

Awarded Best Of Houzz 2019

Awarded by the community of over 40 million monthly users, the annual BOH badge highlights home renovation & design professionals with top ratings and most popular home designs.

Tactile House has won “Best Of Design” on Houzz®! Our project portfolio was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community, from portfolios of more than 2.1 million active home building, renovating and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. 

Check out the other winners here or the rest of the project here.

Don’t Move Improve, 2019!

by Paul.

We’re delighted that three of our projects will feature in the Don’t Move, Improve! 2019 showcase of London’s best home improvements, in both the exhibition and magazine. Whilst it’s a shame we didn’t win, it’s an honour to be featured alongside such an impressive range of high quality projects.

Keep an eye out for the #dontmoveimprove exhibition and magazine, launching 22nd Jan 2019! We can’t wait to see them.