Category Archives: For Schools

Back to school

We're delighted that Thinking Buildings has secured it's first educational project with Leicestershire County Council. Both the directors have worked with the Council on many occasions over the last 10 years, but this will be first time as Thinking Buildings. We'll be looking at a...
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Scheduled Monument application

Over the last few months we’ve been working with The Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust and Winchcombe Abbey Primary School near Gloucester to put in place plans for a new school extension.

The school sits on the Scheduled Monument of Winchcombe Abbey, so we’ve been working with Cotswold Archaeology and English Heritage to agree the most appropriate locations on the school site for the new building. After detailed discussions we’re delighted to submit a planning application and an application to English Heritage for Scheduled Monument Consent. The application was supported by an archaeological appraisal and a statement of archaeological impact and mitigation.

Is solar and micro wind generation really worth while?

A question most people ask is whether it’s worth installing solar and micro wind generation. Our answer to this is you always look to reduce your energy use before considering installing any renewable technology. It’s far cheaper and sustainable to reduce your energy demand before looking to supplement it.

However, this is quite an interesting video from the Energy Saving Trust to help with the question.