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‘The Great Debate’

What is the future for the culturally-rich seaside city of Brighton? The increased cost of living, matched with the lack of support for small or medium-sized businesses and a lack of jobs – there’s many questions to ask. The main issues raised

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AECB blog, June 2017

South of England Show

‘Koru Architects to offer free advice at the South of England Show 8th-10th June’ – on AECB blog, June 2017  The Association of Environmentally Conscious Builders (AECB) has featured Koru on their member news blog. To learn more you can

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Koru offer free advice at the South of England Show 8th-10th June

South of England Show

Come along for free mini consultations on energy efficiency, home improvements and eco design – bring your plans and photos along! Our senior architect and director Mark Pellant and planning consultant Nigel Alderton will offer free mini consultations to visitors attending

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Benefits of building with stone, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 4)

building with stone super natural materials

This is the fourth post in our Super Natural Materials series – you can view the whole series here. Building with stone: a long history From smart townhouses to grand mansions to medieval castles to cosy worker cottages to ancient

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3 ways investing in sustainable design pays off

investing in sustainable design

Embarking on a custom-build project where you commission an architect to design your new home is a life changing decision. It’s also likely to be one of the biggest investments you will make and you need to be sure it’s

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Sustainable Living Fair: Green Your Home & Life

Do you want to make your lifestyle more green? If so, the upcoming Sustainable Living Fair here in Brighton is one for your diary. A fun and educational afternoon event, the fair will be held on Saturday 17th September 2016

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Renovate or rebuild? Creating your dream home

rebuild or renovation

It’s a classic dilemma. You’ve purchased a scrappy run-down property in a fantastic location, with the plan to knock it down and build your dream home, but now you’re wondering if actually a major renovation will do the job. Or,

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Refurbishing for energy efficiency? Do these 5 things first

energy efficiency

You know your home’s energy efficiency is not up to scratch and the idea that you’re constantly throwing money down the sink (or more likely out the window) is frustrating to say the least. And who doesn’t like a solution

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All you need to know about zero carbon homes

zero carbon homes

Do you find yourself hearing the term zero carbon homes but not really knowing what it means? Parsing terminology can be confusing at times, so we’ve put together a little explainer on what exactly is a zero carbon home, why

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Koru Architects’ Zero-Carbon Home Wins Green Apple Award

Green Apple Award sustainable house

We are thrilled to be announced as a winner in the Green Apple Built Environment Awards 2016, an international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities. We competed with well over 100 other nominees from different countries, and will

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