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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.


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

On the 16th & 17th of May,¬†ARCHITECO will be on site again for this year’s Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the SECC Glasgow.

If you are considering a self-build, or would like to upgrade or extend your existing home, we can provide you with a well considered, sustainable, low energy design. We will be happy to discuss your requirements and can offer guidance and advice.

We will be at stand 544 and look forward to seeing you at the show.

Click here for a couple of complimentary tickets.

We are recruiting again and are looking for a Part 1 or 2 qualified Architectural Assistant or Architectural Technician.

More information can be found here: Vacancies

We have relocated to Dunoon and the practice is up and running.

Our new address and phone number can be found on the Contact page.

New architects in Dunoon!

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We are looking forward to relocating our architectural practice to Dunoon at the end of the month. The new studio has more space for our expanding team. Further details will be announced shortly.

Our very cost-effective and energy efficient SIP standard house types are now available!
The 2, 3 & 4 bed standard house types have been developed for the SIP system, which is inherently airtight and has negligible thermal bridging. By using the optimum SIP dimensions and designing for Passive House suitability, the resulting house designs are extremely cost effective, super energy-efficient, and can achieve Passive House standard.

Please contact us for further information.

ARCHITECO have been trained to carry out the thermal bridge modelling of building components using THERM. This allows us to carry out appraisals of our details in relation to potential thermal bridges and evaluate their energy and condensation implications. We can then ensure that the effects of cold bridging are minimised and that the potential for condensation is eliminated.

Thermal bridge modelling also increases the accuracy of our building energy models.