Suffolk Case Studies

1990s Estate House Hadleigh

This is our family home where my wife and 3 children live. Read more about 1990s Estate House Hadleigh;

24 The Green, Henham

24 The Green, Henham

This is a semi-detached Victorian brick property, with yellow brick-work outlining corners and features. Read more about 24 The Green, Henham;

Abbotts Green PS

Abbots Green Community Primary School

Abbots Green Community Primary School is located in the market town of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. Read more about Abbots Green Community Primary School;

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Abbotts Hall Primary School

Abbotts Hall Primary School has photo-voltaic (PV) solar panels installed on its roof which means it benefits from 'free' green electricity. Read more about Abbotts Hall Primary School;

Adnams Distribution Centre

Adnams Distribution Centre

This is the primary site for Adnams Warehousing and Distribution, Customer Services and Cellar Services. Read more about Adnams Distribution Centre;

Wickhambrook

Affordable Rented Bungalows at Wickhambrook

Suffolk Housing Society is a Registered Social Landlord owning a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom bungalows sited in Wickhambrook. Read more about Affordable Rented Bungalows at Wickhambrook;

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Assington Mill

Here is a list of the key sustainable features of Assington Mill:  Read more about Assington Mill;

Beaumont County Primary

Beaumont Primary School

“Education for sustainable development enables people to develop the knowledge, values and skills to participate in decisions about the way we do things individually and collectively, both locally and globally, that will improve the quality of life now without damaging the planet for the future.”- The National Curriculum, 1999. Read more about Beaumont Primary School;

Birchwood Primary School

Birchwood Primary School

Birchwood Primary School has photo-voltaic (PV) solar panels installed on its roof which means it benefits from 'free' green electricity. Read more about Birchwood Primary School;

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Blundeston Primary School

Blundeston Primary School has photo-voltaic (PV) solar panels installed on its roof which means it benefits from 'free' green electricity. Read more about Blundeston Primary School;

Bradfield Woods Centre

Bradfield Woods Centre

Bradfield Woods is one of East Anglia's most important ancient woods with a history extending back over 1,000 years. Read more about Bradfield Woods Centre;

Bramble Common

Bramble Common, Rumburgh

A self-build new construction that took place during 1998 and 1999, with certain additions being made between 2000 and 2004. Read more about Bramble Common, Rumburgh;

Brampton Primary School 1

Brampton Primary School

Suffolk County Council installed an 85kW biomass boiler in Brampton Primary School in 2009. Read more about Brampton Primary School;

Broke Hall Community primary School 2

Broke Hall Community Primary School

Broke Hall Community Primary School has photo-voltaic (PV) solar panels installed on its roof which means it benefits from 'free' green electricity. Read more about Broke Hall Community Primary School;

Brookhill Cottage, Ipswich

Brookhill Cottage, Ipswich

The property is an extended 4-bedroom semi-detached house from 1850’s located in close proximity to Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital. Read more about Brookhill Cottage, Ipswich;

Bruisyard Village Hall

Bruisyard Village Hall

Bruisyard is a rural village of ~175 residents about 4 miles from Framlingham and Saxmundham. Read more about Bruisyard Village Hall;

1960s Bungalow

Bungalow, Kesgrave

Photo Voltaic (PV)  panels were first considered some 5/6 years ago when I was installing solar panels for hot water but the economics were not good. Read more about Bungalow, Kesgrave;

Cedars Park Community Primary School

Cedars Park Community Primary School

Suffolk County Council installed a 170kW biomass boiler in Cedars Park Community Primary School in 2006. Read more about Cedars Park Community Primary School;

Cherry Tree Close, Wortham

Cherry Tree Close, Wortham

Greenright Homes is a Suffolk-based property developer specialising in building high quality, sustainable residential properties incorporating renewable, low carbon heating systems. Read more about Cherry Tree Close, Wortham;

Clay Field

Clay Field, Elmswell

Clay Field is a development of affordable housing in the village of Elmswell.  A partnership between Suffolk Preservation Society, Mid Suffolk District Council, Orwell Housing Association and Elmswell Parish Council and built by local contractor Seamans Building. Read more about Clay Field, Elmswell;

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Clay Hill, Lavenham

The intention of this application is to create a new house which is zero carbon, truly ground breaking and one which enhances its landscape setting and makes a positive contribution to the local community. Read more about Clay Hill, Lavenham;

Claydon Court

Claydon Court

Claydon Court are agricultural buildings converted and extended to provide high quality, low energy office premises. Read more about Claydon Court;

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Clements Primary School

Clements is a new build community primary school, built on former playing fields in Haverhill. Read more about Clements Primary School;

Coldfair Green Knodishall Primary School

Coldfair Green Knodishall Primary School

Suffolk County Council installed a 95kW biomass boiler in Kedington Primary School in 2007. Read more about Coldfair Green Knodishall Primary School;

Combs Ford PS 3

Combs Ford Primary School

Combs Ford Primary School has photo-voltaic (PV) solar panels installed on its roof which means it benefits from 'free' green electricity. Read more about Combs Ford Primary School;

East Green Energy

East Green Energy Demonstration Showroom

Looking to reduce your spend on heating bills or keen to reduce your environmental impact? There is now an extensive range of proven technologies that can help, including solar PV systems for electricity, solar thermal and air source heat pumps for heating and hot water, as well as a wood stoves and wood pellet boilers. Read more about East Green Energy Demonstration Showroom;

Edgar Sewter Primary School

Edgar Sewter Primary School

Suffolk County Council installed a 450kW biomass boiler in Edgar Sewter Primary School in 2009. Read more about Edgar Sewter Primary School;

Great Barton Village Hall

Great Barton Village Hall

Great Barton Village Hall provides a public venue for the residents of Great Barton and the surrounding area.  It was built in 1952 as a memorial to local men and women who served in the second world war. Read more about Great Barton Village Hall;

Levington

Greenways, Levington

Greenways is a timber frame home that has been designed to be both environmentally friendly and healthy. Read more about Greenways, Levington;

Hampden House Hostel

Hampden House Hostel

Hampden House Hostel PRU in Sudbury has photo-voltaic (PV) solar panels installed on its roof which means it benefits from 'free' green electricity. Read more about Hampden House Hostel;

Harbour PRU, Lowestoft

Harbour PRU, Lowestoft

Suffolk County Council installed a 85kW biomass boiler in Harbour PRU in 2009. Read more about Harbour PRU, Lowestoft;

Hartismere High School

Hartismere High School

Suffolk County Council installed a 900kW biomass boiler in Hartismere High School, Eye in 2009. Read more about Hartismere High School;

Kedington

Housing Association Properties, Kedington

The site consists of 3 No. semi detached houses built in 1931 in the centre of the village of Kedington and owned by Havebury Housing Partnership.  A flat roofed bathroom extension had been added to the back of the property probably in the 1960’s. Read more about Housing Association Properties, Kedington;

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Hoxne Primary School

Hoxne Primary School has photo-voltaic (PV) solar panels installed on its roof which means it benefits from 'free' green electricity. Read more about Hoxne Primary School;

Kedington Primary School

Kedington Primary Scholl

Suffolk County Council installed a 95kW biomass boiler in Kedington Primary School in 2007. Read more about Kedington Primary Scholl;

Kelsale Primary School 1

Kelsale Primary School Primary School

Kelsale Primary School has photo-voltaic (PV) solar panels installed on its roof which means it benefits from 'free' green electricity. Read more about Kelsale Primary School Primary School;

Kirkley Community High School 1

Kirkley Community High School

Kirkley Community High School has photo-voltaic (PV) solar panels installed on its roof which means it benefits from 'free' green electricity. Read more about Kirkley Community High School;

Lattice Lodge

Lattice Lodge Guest House

Originally built as a doctor’s surgery and residence in 1908, Lattice Lodge Guest House is now a large bed and breakfast business which manages to make sustainability a key goal without compromising the business or the Edwardian feel of the building. Read more about Lattice Lodge Guest House;

Leiston Primary School

Leiston Primary School

Leiston Primary School has photo-voltaic (PV) solar panels installed on its roof which means it benefits from 'free' green electricity. Read more about Leiston Primary School;

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Long Farm, Reydon

This inspiring property was winner of the Grand Designs 'Home of the Year' Award 2013. Read more about Long Farm, Reydon;

Mill Green Brewery

Mill Green Brewery, Edwardstone

Mill Green Brewery is situated behind the traditional White Horse Inn at Edwardstone on the footprint of a derelict stable. Read more about Mill Green Brewery, Edwardstone;

Nayland PS 2

Nayland Primary School

Nayland Primary School is proud of it's green energy credentials. Read more about Nayland Primary School;

Orbis Energy

OrbisEnergy, Lowestoft

OrbisEnergy is a purpose built business centre aimed at the renewable energy industry. Read more about OrbisEnergy, Lowestoft;

Outbuilding & Office -  Easton

Outbuilding & Office, Easton

This new build, 2 storey outbuilding, floor area 35m2, was built in the curtilage of a listed building at the edge of a small village in 2010. Read more about Outbuilding & Office, Easton;

Wyverstone

Private Home, Wyverstone

This is a recent conversion of a traditional timber-framed Suffolk barn, coupled with the restoration of a Grade II listed Tudor timber-framed public building (reputed to be the smallest surviving such building in the country) and the linking together of the two buildings via a contemporary link building into a single dwelling house. Read more about Private Home, Wyverstone;

Capel St Mary

Private House, Capel St. Mary

Over the last 20 years, I have introduced many alternative technology projects to save energy and money. Read more about Private House, Capel St. Mary;

Private House, Higham

Private House, Higham

The house comprises  a pair of nineteenth century farm workers cottages considerably extended at the rear sitting in a mature garden of one third of an acre, all within the Higham Conservation Area . Read more about Private House, Higham;

Rattlesden

Rattlesden Community Council Pavilion

Rattlesden, a busy and vibrant rural community comprised of both ‘born and bred’ residents and those who have moved here more recently, suffered from a lack of a central sports and social facility suitable for use by all sections of the community.  The Pavilion Replacement Fund has been the key focus for the Community Council in recent years incorporating a thorough consultation with the whole village. Read more about Rattlesden Community Council Pavilion;

Reg Driver Visitor Centre

Reg Driver Visitor Centre

The Reg Driver Visitor Centre is a first for Ipswich.  It sits in the heart of the Grade two heritage listed Christchurch Park and it replaces two older ‘buildings’ and adds a new element.  The Park was refurbished as part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project.  The Visitor Centre, a centrepiece of the project, was designed to allow the removal of several smaller garages, sheds and a utilitarian toilet block. Read more about Reg Driver Visitor Centre;

Rendlesham Primary School

Rendlesham Primary School

Rendlesham Primary School is a new build school and opened in 2006. Read more about Rendlesham Primary School;

Ringshall Primary School

Ringshall Primary School

Suffolk County Council installed a 145kW biomass boiler in Ringshall Primary School in 2007. Read more about Ringshall Primary School;

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Sir Robert Hitcham Primary School

Sir Robert Hitcham Primary School in Debenham has photo-voltaic (PV) solar panels installed on its roof which means it benefits from 'free' green electricity. Read more about Sir Robert Hitcham Primary School;

Snape Maltings District Heating

Snape Maltings is situated on the Suffolk Heritage coastline in an area of outstanding natural beauty, next to the River Alde and has undergone major redevelopment that now offers a mix of retail outlets, residential units, art galleries and river trips. Read more about Snape Maltings District Heating;

Sproughton Primary School

Sproughton Primary School

Sproughton Primary School has photo-voltaic (PV) solar panels installed on its roof which means it benefits from 'free' green electricity. Read more about Sproughton Primary School;

Brooke House

Suffolk Wildlife Trust - Ashbocking

In 2009 Suffolk Wildlife Trust completed the extension and refurbishment of its administrative headquarters in Ashbocking. Read more about Suffolk Wildlife Trust - Ashbocking;

The Arc

The Arc, Boxford

This building was conceived to fulfil three separate, but complementary design criteria: Read more about The Arc, Boxford;

The Foundry

The Foundry, Lawshall

The aim of The Foundry project was to produce a building that sits lightly on the earth both in its construction and user life, and to be a shining example of sustainable building skills using local materials and labour. Read more about The Foundry, Lawshall;

Tithe Barn

The Tithe Barn, Sproughton

The Barn is located in the medieval heart of Sproughton Village, close the crossing of the River Gipping. Read more about The Tithe Barn, Sproughton;

Theberton Hall Farm

Theberton Hall Farm

When Energy Innovations were looking to redevelop an existing building to create an existing new base for the ever expanding company, they were determined to do it in as environmentally friendly way as possible. Read more about Theberton Hall Farm;

Thomas Wolsey School

Thomas Wolsey School Thurleston

Suffolk County Council installed a 350kW biomass boiler in Thomas Wolsey School in 2006. Read more about Thomas Wolsey School Thurleston;

Tollesbury

Tollesbury Superhome, Maldon

Small Edwardian terraced house that has been refurbished using sustainable design features including passive solar gain (harnessing natural heat from the sun) through the south-facing aspect; extensive use of glazing and an open plan design on the ground floor. Read more about Tollesbury Superhome, Maldon;

UCS Waterfront Building

UCS Waterfront Building

With its unusual curved structure, multi-coloured windows and sloping sedum roof, the UCS Waterfront Building is already a familiar landmark in Ipswich and has come to represent the University’s green policies. UCS' newest addition, the James Hehir Building, which opened in March 2011, has been built to similar standards and also boasts excellent environmental credentials. Read more about UCS Waterfront Building;

Nayland

Victorian Cottage, Nayland

The building is my family home and is made up of 2 Victorian cottages (c.1890) knocked into 1 residential dwelling. Read more about Victorian Cottage, Nayland;

Ipswich

Victorian Externally Clad End Terrace, Ipswich

My home is a typical two bedroom brick built end of terrace Victorian house dating from 1893, which was quite cold to live in during winter. Read more about Victorian Externally Clad End Terrace, Ipswich;

West Suffolk House

West Suffolk House

West Suffolk House is a purpose built public sector office building. Read more about West Suffolk House;

Zero Carbon House, Hartest

Zero Carbon Home, Hartest

Top of the Hill is a timber framed building dating from the early 1600s with additions from 1984 and 1998.  It is located at the top of the steepest hill in Suffolk (hence the name) about 500m to the east of the village of Hartest.  Its appeal in 1984 was... Read more about Zero Carbon Home, Hartest;

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