Creating Happier, Healthier, More Comfortable Lifestyles In Beautiful,
Quality Assured, ULTRA Low Energy Homes And Workplaces
For you, your family, your community and the next generation
LEAP : a contemporary architecture firm that uses a lovingly engineered architectural process
Steel Farm |
Winner of the UK Passivhaus Awards, Small Projects Category
Winner of the FMB Northern Counties Energy Efficient Project of the Year
What Support Do You Need?
Here's what you get by using the LEAP Initiative
The LEAP Initiative is a standardised quality assured design process that has been developed by one of the UK's leading Passivhaus Architects and low energy consultants. It has been specifically created in order to help custom home enthusiasts, home owners, communities and ethical developers achieve their goal of creating contemporary ultra low energy homes. It offers:
1. Characterful design; a refined architectural aesthetic that suits its context
2. Adequate space to suit your needs
3. Superior standards of natural daylight
4. Excellent comfort during the winter
5. Excellent comfort during the summer
6. Excellent indoor air quality throughout the year
7. Excellent indoor acoustics
8. Vastly reduced energy bills - save upto 90% on your space heating bill and up to 50% on your other bills
9. Reduced environmental impact and carbon emissions
10. Affordable, timely solutions that suit your budget
Most importantly you get support from Mark Siddall, one of the UK's most experienced and knowledgeable Passivhaus Architects.
What's the result?
1. You sleep well at night; life is easier when you are able to keep on top of the challenges
2. You simplify your life; it's hectic enough. You don't waste your time and your money reinventing the wheel while less experienced consultants spend time learning at your expense.
8 ways the LEAP Initiative helps you to get the home of your dreams
Mark has a wealth of direct experience that is further supported by his research. He also has a refined appreciation about what works and what doesn't work. This understanding informs and underpins the ongoing development of the LEAP Initiative. This enables us to advise you about, and to implement:
1. The necessary Strategies that will help to you to minimise project risks
2. The relevant Processes that maximise potential of your project
3. The Means by which you can make the most use of time
4. The pertinent Methods by which you may minimise capital costs
5. The appropriate Techniques that will enable appropriate Design and Construction management
6. The most suitable Structure for Change Management
7. The appropriate Framework for Coordinating Information
8. Refined architectural design documentation that suits your needs throughout the course of the project
What the LEAP Initiative is not
The LEAP Initiative is a rigorous process. It not a quick or cheap solution. As always you get what you pay for.
The LEAP Initiative places specific demands upon you and requires that you to undertake the necessary steps to enable the project to proceed in a timely manner. There are a lot of decisions that need to be made and they need your input. The more work that you are prepared to put in the greater the personal reward.
The LEAP Initiative is based upon a co-creative process so if you want to a project whereby you surrender yourself to the will of the architect - and get what you are given - then the LEAP Initiative is certainly not for you. We work as equals or not at all.
We recognise that successful design requires your input. If you want to delegate, and side step the responsibility for reviewing and approving the work that we undertake on your behalf, then the LEAP Initiative is not for you.
The reward: Our customers love our buildings
“These bungalows are beautiful, we haven’t had our heating on yet! My husband was always cold before we came here. It’s amazing we were just saying this morning how fortunate we were to be given the chance to live in one of these properties.”
- Mrs Rhoda Hughes
“The passiv bungalows are fantastic, I absolutely love my home and have settled in well here.”
- Mrs Clish
“It’s great in the cold weather my new home is cosy and warm and I don’t have to worry about heating costs any more as I rarely use it. I really like living here the bungalows are brilliant!”
- Mrs Mugridge
“Before it was hard work having family come to stay. In the summer everything was okay but a bit depressing in the winter. [I] had to shut of part of the house because of the cold. ...Now everything is much easier and more cheery. [I] enjoy using the house the whole house.”
- Judith Gospel, Steel Farm