© Colin Usher practicing as MicroArchiTecture c 2022
MicroArchiTecture Colin Usher . Architect

News…

on my Projects

Progress at 11 Lang Lane : 3 net zero carbon Homes for rent

The project is complete and the properties are now fully occupied and working well. All the low energy strategies are proving to be very worthwhile for the occupiers with very low energy use and comfortable living conditions. You will find a couple of comments from them in the Comments page of this site.

continued improvement at 19 Lang Lane

Each year we experiment with slightly different ways of running the house to optimise the carbon footprint and energy costs. We do this without affecting our comfort! In 2022 we are aimed to generate as much energy as we import and to have an agregate energy cost of zero. In th end we did much better than that; we generated 161kWhrs more than we imported and we made a net profit on our total energy costs of £234! This year (2024) we anticipate a much larger profit as we have now fitted a battery to our system.

Special Offers

Depending upon the project and the circumstance (and my workload) i can offer fee reduction of up to 15%. Feel free to ask, but please bear in mind that i will usually charge the full fee quoted here.

Start on site in Heswall

I recently started the construction phase of a new project. This will be a brilliant house - it will be 200m 2 in size 2½ storeys. Due to the orientation of the site there will have to be some special shading overhangs added to the design to ensure that it does not overheat in summer. It will be a very special place to live and should have almost no energy usage and zero energy costs.
© Colin Usher practicing as MicroArchiTecture c 2022
MicroArchiTecture Colin Usher . Architect

News…

on my Projects

Progress at 11 Lang Lane : 3 net zero carbon Homes

for rent

The project is complete and the properties are now fully occupied and working well. All the low energy strategies are proving to be very worthwhile for the occupiers with very low energy use and comfortable living conditions. You will find a couple of comments from them in the Comments page of this site.

continued improvement at 19 Lang Lane

Each year we experiment with slightly different ways of running the house to optimise the carbon footprint and energy costs. We do this without affecting our comfort! In 2022 we are aimed to generate as much energy as we import and to have an agregate energy cost of zero. In th end we did much better than that; we generated 161kWhrs more than we imported and we made a net profit on our total energy costs of £234! This year (2024) we anticipate a much larger profit as we have now fitted a battery to our system.

Special Offers

Depending upon the project and the circumstance (and my workload) i can offer fee reduction of up to 15%. Feel free to ask, but please bear in mind that i will usually charge the full fee quoted here.

Start on site in Heswall

I recently started the construction phase of a new project. This will be a brilliant house - it will be 200m 2 in size 2½ storeys. Due to the orientation of the site there will have to be some special shading overhangs added to the design to ensure that it does not overheat in summer. It will be a very special place to live and should have almost no energy usage and zero energy costs.