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Benefits of Green Buildings: part one – environmental benefits

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As World Green Building Week 2018 approaches (24 – 30 Sep), we thought we’d share some of the most recent research on the environmental benefits of green buildings. This post is part of a series which will explain why we should

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22.8.18 – See a Koru-designed house take shape on this house build blog

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Ever wondered what it’s like to demolish and rebuild a house? Check out our clients’ fantastic house build blog and instagram account wearebuildingahouse.com which details the process with regular blogs, photos and time-lapse videos. As they state in their first

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The Argus, 14 August 2018

‘Eco start up wins top awards for green idea’ – 14 August 2018 Brighton & Hove’s daily paper, The Argus, featured Koru-designed PassivPod in their business section. The article details PassivPod’s double win at the National Best New Business Awards.

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17.7.18 – Koru attends Brighton & Hove Planning Agents Forum AGM

Koru Architect Issi attended Brighton & Hove Planning Agents Forum AGM yesterday. The Planning Agents Forum (PAF) consists of agents who regularly submit planning applications to the City Council. The PAF meets with members of the Local Planning Authority (LPA) on a

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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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3 ways investing in sustainable design pays off

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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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Get planning permission for your dream home with contextual design

Contextual design

So many people have a vision of their dream home and have the financial capacity to make it real, but they’re held back by the fear that planners will refuse their bold plan, the neighbours will hate it and they’ll

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Good design improves your quality of life

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Does good design improve your quality of life? You may think this an obvious question. Many people take it for granted that a beautiful comfortable home that suits their lifestyle and personal style will obviously make them and their family

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Does the housing crisis threaten human rights?

Everyone needs a home to call their own. It’s a common need that people of all backgrounds share. A decent home is certainly something that every one of us wants and needs, but is it something we have a right

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Renovate or rebuild? Creating your dream home

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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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