Sustainable building projects with architects

Warren Lodge, Norfolk

In 2015 Studio Bark came to us with already quite detailed plans for a relatively simple barn. Called Warren Lodge, it was a prototype timber barn designed to utilise UK sourced building materials...READ MORE

Brent Refurb, London

This project was a complete refurbishment of a terraced Victorian house. The whole interior of the house was gutted with the floor structures remaining, some of the ceilings but little else. The traditional sash windows were overhauled...READ MORE

How can we help you?

Whether you are designing a new building or a refurbishment scheme for an existing one we can help you with material and system suggestions and all of the related detailing. We have lots of experience in detailing awkward junctions, designing airtightness layers and knowing which materials work best for a given location.

What do we do?

As building performance requirements increase, insulation and airtightness are more of a topic then ever and can be quite a challenge to design in to a scheme effectively. Through our experience of bespoke and Passive House construction and with the various software tools available to us we are able to help you design buildings that are high performance, airtight and largely able to regulate their own internal environment. We can provide you with all of the practical and technical information that you need to create a comprehensive design package.

If there are several people within a practice who are interested in our range then we also offer CPD sessions.

What do our customers say?

'B3 architecture limited have been working with back to earth since 2010 and have found them to be an extremely valuable asset to our practice from  design stage through to site operations.

We have found them to be a valuable resource of information for materials and their use including the practicalities of installing their wide range of sustainable materials.

We have used them on a number of passivhaus projects we are involved with and they have been extremely professinal with their information and recommendations which have enabled us to have a confidence to procure their materials and be certain they will perform to the required standards.

The service from back to earth is extremely refreshing and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to clients or design professionals.' John Bol B3 Architecture.

What next?

If you would like us to help you, get in contact with us. Send us any plans that you have and we can discuss options for your design, either in person, by phone or by email

If you’d like to take a closer look at our materials and systems please visit our resources page. You’ll find various detail drawings and also lots of technical information on our products.