Award Winning Houses
Della Valle Architects has now completed its sixth successful year in business and was once again nominated for awards by Mendip District Council Building Control. This year we were a highly commended in the 'Best School Building' for a project in Glastonbury and also in the 'Best Extension or Alteration to Existing Home Project', where a two storey rear extension and lift were added to a large five bedroom house in Shepton Mallet.
This is following on from last years sucess where a 'Special Award' was also given to one of our new build homes Cedar House for innovative design and construction. This is the second award for this eco build property, it also won the '2014 Build-it award for Best Eco Home'. Cedar House is constructed using Modern Methods of Construction, which are becoming popular as everyone strives to build energy efficient homes. Building construction has to meet Building Regulations, which are being incrementally revised, Cedar House exceeds the current levels of insulation required and was designed to meet the levels expected in 2016, the target date for Zero Carbon homes.
In addition we were once again a finalist in the 'Andy Wills for Partnership Award'. These awards are presented by Mendip District Council in recognition of the high quality Building Regulation submissions prepared by the Practice, and the continued excellent working relationship with Mendip Building Control.