Architect update for April
Katy Esdon is a founding Director of Esdon Architects who are based in Salisbury. She talks Shifting Architectural Trends for 2022
“Here at Esdon Architecture we specialise in bespoke residential new builds and extensions. Over the years we have been in practice, it has been interesting to see how architectural trends shift in and out of being in fashion.
“2022 is no different to other years in that respect however, change is afoot. Instead of changes in taste being largely aesthetically orientated, we are finding that our clients are now increasingly concerned with ways to create a home that is more eco-friendly with better energy efficiency credentials.
“Perhaps this shift can be attributed to the increasing cost of living, or perhaps it comes down to the government’s widely publicised Net Zero by 2050 target. Either way, clients are coming to us with these concerns at the forefront of their minds.
“Mostly commonly we are asked about the following:
- Ground source or air source heat pumps. Unlike traditional heating systems, no fuel is required to operate a ground/air source hear pump. They work instead by taking residual heat from either the ground or air and compressing this to a much higher temperature, which can then be pumped around the home;
- Solar roof tiles. Still a much more expensive option than traditional solar panels, they are however more visually appealing, and with improvements in on site battery storage, it is now easier than ever to store surplus energy for a rainy day. Tesla are perhaps the most famous brand producing solar tiles but sadly these are not yet available in the UK; and
- Triple glazing. Not only improving heat retention (it is estimated that around 25-30% of heat loss from the home goes straight out of the window) but also they improve home security as they are more difficult to break, and reduce outside noise disturbance.
Esdon Architects are a full service practice and work on all sorts of projects from residential new builds and extensions, to multi unit developments and commercial projects.
To find out more, you can visit their website at https://www.esdon-architecture.com/
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