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Planning permission for tricky sites – we can help!

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Applying for planning permission can be tough to navigate. Applying for planning permission for tricky sites – for example agricultural land, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a national park or the green belt – can be even more

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10.9.18 – RIBA seminar on green infrastructure and urban greening

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Last week, Koru’s director Mark attended a RIBA seminar on urban greening and how to integrate green infrastructure elements. Koru Architects is a research-based practice and as such we believe strongly in continuous study and keeping up-to-date on recent trends

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How to save water: a guide to reducing water consumption

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If you live in the UK, water may seem abundant. But those of us wanting to live a more sustainable life should be looking at ways we can save water, as treating wastewater is a very energy-intensive process of filtration, chemical

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Natural insulation: the benefits of sheep wool

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Insulation is one of the best ways to increase energy efficiency within a space; it will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. There are no tricks as to what is in sheep wool – it’s

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

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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

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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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All you need to know about zero carbon homes

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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

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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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Dyke Road

Dyke Road | Brighton, East Sussex Completed 2004 Refurbishment and internal remodel of a Brighton flat, adding a vibrant modern kitchen.   This internal remodel and complete refurbishment of a two-bedroom apartment created more usable space out of the same

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