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We have a vacancy for an Administrator.

More information can be found on our vacancies page.

Our Isle of Harris House features in the June edition of BuildIT Magazine. The article looks at 10 Things you Need to Know About Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). With our expertise in designing specifically for SIPs when required, we advise self-builders to choose an architect experienced in designing with SIPs for their project as they will know the optimum dimensions to allow best and most cost effective use of the SIP building system. By designing for SIPs at the outset, kit costs can be reduced by several thousand pounds.Caber Harris House

We have designed numerous houses using SIPs with the architecture reflecting the build system by often including vaulted ceilings, for example. As Low Energy Architects, we find SIPs provide excellent energy efficiency and airtighness, with the outerface of the OSB of the SIP panles being suitable as the airtight layer, avoiding the requirement of taping awkward floor junctions.

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We are looking for an exceptional, highly skilled and self motivated member of staff to help our office run efficiently. Excellent opportunities to develop for the right candidate; in a positive, supportive working environment in the heart of Dunoon.

Full information is available on our vacancies page.

In recognition of our sustainably driven approach to the built environment, Architeco are very excited to be finalists in the 2016 VIBES Awards for ‘Scotland’s greenest businesses’.

The VIBES Awards are a partnership between Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), The Scottish GovernmentEnergy Saving TrustHighland & Islands EnterpriseScottish EnterpriseScottish WaterZero Waste Scotland and the 20:20 Climate Group.

We are looking forward to welcoming the judges to our studio in the next few weeks to discuss our environmental commitment in more detail.

We have moved to a new studio to accommodate our growing team (with the added benefit of a sea view!) Check out our Contact page for our new address.

We were awarded Runner-up in the Archicad BIM New Practice, Project of the Year category at the ARCHICAD conference in London on Tuesday for our Passivhaus Development on the Isle of Bute.

Having recently implemented Building Information Modelling (BIM) into our practice, we are really pleased to have received this.Bute Passivhaus Development

We are recruiting again and are looking for Part 1 or 2 qualified Architectural Assistants or Architectural Technicians.

More information can be found here: Vacancies

Architeco have joined the Passivhaus Trust.

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The Trust aims to promote the principles of Passivhaus as a highly effective way of reducing energy use and carbon emissions from buildings in the UK, as well as providing high standards of comfort and building health.

When combined with renewables, our standard house designs can achieve a SAP rating of 100+, making the houses carbon neutral.SAP Rating 100plus

This makes them suitable for self-build mortgages from the ecology building society.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Admin Assistant to join our team.

More information can be found on our Vacancies page.

Now the most Northerly Passive House in the UK, our Orkney Passivhaus Project has recently been Certified to the Passivhaus Standard, making it the world’s smallest retrofit to obtain Passivhaus Certification

The project has been added to the Passivhaus Database, ID Ref: 4466