Glynde Mews

These four luxury mews houses were designed and constructed to optimise passive and energy-efficient design principle.

Despite being a mews development, where height and plan space are restricted, the buildings are insulated and sealed beyond the requirements of Part L Building Regulations; benefit from good daylight levels through the use of well-designed windows and careful selection of internal finishes; incorporate heat recovery ventilation throughout, made possible through the use of innovative structural elements and coordination of building services; utilise underfloor heating into a slim total floor build-up, using a flexible metal deck system, coupled to a condensing boiler and BMS controls.

Rooflights on the upper floors provide an abundance of natural light and act as an exhaust air path for summertime natural ventilation. Where artificial lighting is required it is delivered by highly efficient LED technology with dimming control.

An holistic approach to the basement garage design avoids the use of high-energy mechanical ventilation; the natural ventilation solution uses a decorative floor grille in the mews and fortuitous air paths created by the access stair and car lift.

These elements have contributed to realising a sustainable development, within difficult site constraints, achieving EPC A ratings. Skelly & Couch provided full M&E and sustainability design services on the project.