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New Passivhaus team member and offering at OCRA

We are delighted to announce that OCRA are now able to offer an in house Passivhaus service with Matt a Certified European Passivhaus Designer joining the team.

At OCRA we always strive to design responsibly, ensuring each scheme meets the client brief, maximises the site and is as sustainable and responsible as the site and client will allow. We realise the benefits of Passivhaus and sustainable design and enjoy the opportunity to develop projects with these principles and their core, however we also understand that a fully certified Passivhaus is not right for every client and plot. Unlike some designers we work with you and encourage the best design to be achieved but we do not subscribe in a ‘All or nothing’ approach to sustainable design.

Many of our commercial clients have to balance commercial pressures of development against a sustainable agenda, however by working with them we can incorporate passive sustainable benefits into schemes, such as larger plot sizes that improves natural light and ventilation in properties whilst ensuring the overall commercial viability is maintained.

On our one of house we often have more scope to include more detailed Passivhaus and sustainable designs into the scheme but whatever the project we can tailor our services and design to suit your needs and aspirations to get the best out of the site and get the right building for you.

We feel this accredited offering will enable the team to further promote a sustainable approach to design and building through our private and commercial projects.

If you are interested in discussing what options are available for your house or plot please give us a call or drop us a line. Contact us