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Analysing the government’s proposed planning reforms

Two stalwarts of Hastings Urban Design Group, Ken Davis and Chris Lewcock, offer their thoughts on the government’s proposed reform of the planning system, both writing in a personal capacity.

Posted 21:21 Friday, Aug 28, 2020 In: Local Government Tags: Chris Lewcock Ken Davis planning

Beer bike would add to Hastings’ sea front attractions

New ideas are needed as we slowly work our way out of Covid. Local design consultant Ken Davis thinks the beer bike, a concept already put into practice on the Continent, could be adapted to Hastings requirements with positive effects.

Posted 09:48 Monday, Jul 13, 2020 In: Food & Drink Tags: beer bike Ken Davis

An introduction to insulation: II

Local architect, insulation specialist and sustainable building expert, Ken Davis offers HOT readers more helpful information on insulation. Essential for maintaining warmth in the home. I have heard this many times from numerous sources, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick – that it is no use having the best heating system if you don’t have good insulation, for maintaining the heat in the house. 

Posted 17:42 Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 In: Energy Wise Tags: insulation Ken Davis

The importance of insulation

Local architect and insulation specialist, Ken Davis, introduces us to the importance of good insulation when embarking on refurbishment, renovation and building projects – and when considering energy efficiency and saving money on heating bills. This is the first in a series of articles about the necessity for good insulation.

Posted 13:28 Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 In: Energy Wise Tags: eco retrofit insulation Ken Davis

Fish House progress report

Ken Davis, local resident, insulation specialist and architect, bought The Fish House – an ex fish-shop – in Hastings specifically to demonstrate how a wreck of a building could be transformed into a beautiful eco-refurb home. From time to time, he has given us updates about this work is progressing. 

Posted 19:08 Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 In: Energy Wise Tags: eco building eco refurbishment insulation Ken Davis The Fish House
Planning Committee Image by ZR

Teach a man to plan – and he will know nothing about good design

This third blog by local architect, Ken Davis about his project, The Fish House, will deal very briefly with design/layout issues and planning: the latter being so called ‘Town Planning’. 

Posted 15:55 Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 In: Energy Wise Tags: Building Regulations design Ken Davis planning The Fish House
THE FISH HOUSE 130 Bohemia Rd Proposed View By Ken Davis

Exploring thermal upgrades to our homes

Local energy aware architect, Ken Davis, continues with his work on 130 Bohemia Road, aka The Fish House. This week he considers upgrading our building stock thermally and the problems that ideal presents.

Posted 10:58 Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 In: Energy Wise Tags: Celotex eco friendly architecture ecological architecture energy eco-refurbishment environmental issues insulation Ken Davis Kingspan The Fish House thermal upgrades
130 Bohemia Road, The Fish House, demolition and strip out phase Photo Ken Davis

Energy…and our homes

Energy is defined as the power of doing work, but we tend to know it as something elusive and yet readily available if needed. Petrol for the car,  gas for heating, electricity for lights, washing machines, etc. All there when we need them, we simply – for the most part – just pay up, writes local architect, Ken Davis

Posted 12:41 Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 In: Energy Wise Tags: building construction energy efficiency energy efficient architecture energy wisdom Ken Davis
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