Entries by Laura Mak

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Riverside Revival: A Family Dream Comes True in Starcross

Nestled along the picturesque banks of the River Exe lies Exeleigh Lodge, a hidden gem waiting to be rediscovered. What was once a charming but tired bungalow is about to undergo a remarkable transformation into a contemporary riverside haven for a young family. Join us on this captivating journey as we unveil the story behind […]

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Starting your PassivHaus project

Wow! The end of 2023 and beginning of 2024 has been busy for us here at Living Space Architects, and despite our best intentions, we could not keep up with the Blog Posts recording Ellen’s progress through the training for the PassivHaus Designer course. 2024 has bought excellent news for Ellen and the team at […]

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RIBA Journal’s Time to Reflect Competition

Kirsty’s creative writing bringing to light stories of her female friends and colleagues reflecting on their careers in architecture made her one of the winners of the @ribajournal Time to Reflect competition. The competition invited the winners to a week’s stay at Shangri-La The Shard, London. During her stay, she had time to reflect on her career and meet […]

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Heat Pumps

What are the costs of air source heat pumps and their current availability? I am beginning to believe that eco-technologies are becoming a luxury item for the wealthy as the supply and instal costs are enormous and the availability is very scarce. Over the last 10 years, nearly every project on our books has involved […]

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Building Regulation Updates

From 15th June 2022, new Building Regulations come into force in England which will help the built environment meet the net zero targets set by Government for 2050. The changes are limited to Approved Document F (Ventilation) and L (Conservation of Fuel and Power), and also the creation of two new documents; Approved Document O […]

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 Southwest Home & Garden Show

On the 9th and 10th of April, we will be at the Southwest Home & Garden Show The event will be held next weekend at Westpoint Arena, Exeter and we have 10 free tickets to give away. If you would like one please email Studio@livingspacearchitects.com with the following: We have a limited quantity of tickets […]

Designing Homes For An Ageing Generation

Life expectancy among Britons is increasing exponentially and the proportion of the population over 65 years of age is expected to rise from five percent in 1950 to 16 percent in 2015. Scientists are predicting an explosion of dementia cases, expected to almost triple by 2050 to over 115 million. The majority of people with […]