We work on a wide range of projects, tailoring our approach for each client. Some of our recent and current projects are outlined below.

NDM Heath Ltd.

 

Alfoxton House, Somerset

Planning support to gain consent for the sustainable refurbishment of William Wordsworth's former home, a Georgian Grade II listed country house sitting in 55 acres of land in the Quantock Hills AONB

Fisherman's Cottage, Findhorn

Detailed retrofit strategy & energy analysis for refurbishment & extension of traditional single-storey fisherman's cottage within a Conservation Area

Vicarage Retrofit, Yorkshire

Detailed energy strategy, leading to deep retrofit of Grade II listed Vicarage within Conservation Area & North York Moors National Park

Kingswood Estate, London

Independent review of proposed major works programme to address severe moisture problems in 718 flats across 36 traditional and non-traditional blocks; revised retrofit strategy & follow-up monitoring

Factory Conversion, Northampton

Detailed retrofit strategy to support the conversion of a Grade II listed Art Deco leatherworks factory into 24 low-energy social housing flats, blending traditional & non-traditional construction with modern, aesthetically-sensitive materials

Listed Farmhouse Renovation, Bath

Detailed retrofit strategy to support the refurbishment of a Grade II listed limestone farmhouse dating from 1651, sited out the outskirts of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bath

Conservative Club, Malton

Detailed retrofit strategy to support the conversion of a Grade II listed former Conservative Club into flexible office space, in the central market square and forming part of a Conservation Area

Hygrothermal Assessment, Hertfordshire

Moisture risk analysis to inform the roof insulation strategy for the conversion of a traditionally constructed, Grade II listed milking parlour into a domestic annexe

Arts & Crafts House, Kensington

Detailed retrofit assessment for a detached, traditionally constructed Arts & Crafts property situated in a Conservation Area in London's Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

Listed townhouse, Belgravia

Sustainable energy feasibility study for a six-storey, Grade II listed Georgian townhouse situated in central London's Belgravia Conservation Area

Listed conversion, Dorset

Energy analysis, Building Regulations compliance & design support for the division of a 17th-century Grade II listed property into two dwellings

Mansion flat, Kensington

Detailed retrofit feasibility study for a mid-floor apartment in a seven-storey, red-brick Victorian mansion block situated in the Kensington Court Conservation Area in central London

Barn conversion, Yorkshire

Detailed energy strategy, WUFI hygrothermal analysis & building fabric testing for farmhouse renovation & barn conversion in the Nidderdale AONB

Woolwich Arsenal, London

Design advice & hygrothermal assessment for the redevelopment of Grade II listed military arsenal buildings, working with Greengauge Building Energy Consultants

Miners’ Hall, Durham

Energy review for proposed renovation & extension of prominent Grade II listed Miners’ Hall, to support Heritage Lottery Fund application

Old Rectory, Cambridgeshire

Retrofit strategy & financial appraisal for 16th-century Grade II listed Rectory building

 

Garrowby Estate, Yorkshire

Sustainable energy feasibility study for the refurbishment & extension of a 13,500-acre country estate forming part of the Halifax Estates, working with Michaelis Boyd

 
Steiner Academy, Bristol

Energy Efficiency Strategy for large-scale historic building redevelopment, providing planning support for the conversion of a listed university complex into a Steiner Academy

 

Millhanger Farm, Surrey

Design guidance and planning application Energy & Sustainability Statement for a Paragraph 79 development on brownfield land in an Area of Special Landscape Value

 

 
Clarke Hall, Wakefield

Energy strategy for 17th century Grade II* listed Clarke Hall, a private residence and former museum in Yorkshire

 
Retrofit Strategy, Frome

Survey, analysis & deep retrofit strategy for private residence in Somerset, providing a whole-house approach based on technical detailing, aesthetics and fabric compatibility

 
Retrofit Analysis, Stroud

Property assessment & report to investigate issues arising following the retrofit of external wall insulation on a traditional building, on behalf of Stroud District Council

 
Listed Conversion, Bristol

BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment services, enabling the conversion of a derelict, 1840s listed building to achieve 'Excellent' ratings as part of a wider new-build housing development

 
Manor House, Leamington Spa

Internal insulation strategy & technical report to support Planning & Listed Building applications for the retrofit of a 16th century, Grade II listed timber frame, brick & stone residence

 
Bristol SWI Retrofit Guide

Development of comprehensive best-practice retrofit guidance on behalf of Bristol City Council, in partnership with the STBA, Fourwalls and Prewett Bizley Architects

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SWI Design Tools, Blackpool

Decision Making Protocol & Code of Conduct for Blackpool Council, enabling development teams to select robust SWI strategies and Q&A processes for traditional building retrofit

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EWI Research, Historic England

Site visits & research into large-scale EWI schemes across the North of England, to expand the technical knowledge base for retrofitting insulation on traditional buildings

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Retrofit Tool Expert Review

Technical review of the Responsible Retrofit Guidance Wheel on behalf of the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA)

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MA Teaching, University Of York

Design & delivery of new Sustainable Retrofit module for IHBC-accredited 'Conservation Studies' postgraduate MA degree course

 
UNESCO, Croatia & Italy

Annual delivery & joint lead of 'Sustainable Energy Governance In UNESCO World Heritage Sites' summer school in Dubrovnik & Venice

 
National Retrofit Training

Development of national training modules on the retrofit of traditional buildings, on behalf of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

 
Green Register Training

In-depth training courses for architects & other building professionals on the principles, practice & case studies for retrofitting traditional buildings; UK-wide

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Energia Y Patrimonio, Spain

Lecturing at international energy efficiency conference, organised by the Fundación de Casas Históricas y Singulares & Spanish Government

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Retrofit Survey Training

Development & delivery of new training course on retrofit & survey of traditional buildings, on behalf of the Property Care Association (PCA)

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RIBA Conservation Seminars

Repeat short-course training delivery for architects as part of the annual RIBA Conservation Seminars

 
UK Conferences

Presentations & lectures at conferences across the UK, including SPAB, STBA, CoRE, IHBC, CIAT, PCAFit For The Future

Previous Projects

Prior to setting up NDM Heath Ltd. in 2013, Director Nicholas Heath developed and led many high-profile projects with Scottish sustainable development organisation Changeworks.

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ENERGY HERTITAGE

A groundbreaking pilot project retrofitting energy efficiency measures in traditional listed buildings in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, accompanied by the production of a comprehensive technical guide and a 200-delegate conference; Winner of the Green Apple Award for Scotland 2008; Highly Commended in the national EAS EnergySavers Award 2008

RENEWABLE HERITAGE

As above, an innovative follow-up pilot project retrofitting microgeneration systems into traditional listed buildings in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, accompanied by a comprehensive technical guide and a 200-delegate conference; Winner of the national EAS EnergySavers Award 2009

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT: BEST PRACTICE FOR SCOTTISH PLANNERS

Research and production of detailed planning guidance for sustainable buildings, on behalf of the Energy Saving Trust; Commended in the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2010

DOUBLE GLAZING IN LISTED BUILDINGS

A further pilot project installing bespoke double glazing (formerly prohibited) into traditional listed buildings in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, accompanied by a detailed technical report recommending a change in local planning policy, which was subsequently made to permit such glazing in listed buildings

SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION AND RETROFIT SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT

Specialist consultancy services to develop guidance for sustainable retrofitting of listed buildings as part of a new Supplementary Planning Document, on behalf of Bath & North East Somerset Council

LOW ENERGY RETROFIT FOR MULTI-OCCUPANCY URBAN HOUSING

€1m EU project (secured through application to Intelligent Energy Europe fund) leading a 3-year retrofit project with partners from six EU countries

HISTORIC SCOTLAND TECHNICAL PAPERS

Numerous research and technical publications (Technical Papers 3, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 20) analysing energy consumption, retrofit options, energy and CO2 modelling, and financial mechanisms (Green Deal, ECO, RHI) in relation to traditional buildings, on behalf of Historic Scotland

SOLID WALL INSULATION IN SCOTLAND: EXPLORING BARRIERS, SOLUTIONS AND NEW APPROACHES

Research followed by organisation & delivery of a 200-delegate conference to bring together the latest research and approaches into insulating stone-built properties, accompanied by a comprehensive and up-to-date report

USING SOLAR PV TO TACKLE FUEL POVERTY

Action-based research monitoring actual savings made by PV by social housing tenants, followed by development of new guidance for both tenants and landlords to maximise savings and return on investment

ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARD FOR SOCIAL HOUSING

Peer Review – Analysis, energy modelling validation, review and recommendations for improvement of a forthcoming policy imposing minimum energy efficiency standards on Scottish social housing, on behalf of the Scottish Government

21ST CENTURY HEATING IN RURAL HOMES: SOCIAL LANDLORDS’ AND TENANTS’ EXPERIENCE OF RENEWABLE HEAT

Technical & behavioural research, accompanied by in-depth interviews with landlords and focus groups with tenants to establish the pros and cons of renewable heating systems in off-gas social housing, on behalf of Consumer Focus Scotland

URBAN AND RURAL COMMUNITY ENERGY GROUPS

Numerous projects working with urban and rural community energy groups in developing and delivering local CO2 reduction projects, including training, technical support, community surveys, CO2 footprinting and management plans, energy efficiency guides for householders, and feasibility studies and financial modelling for renewable energy projects

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY GOVERNANCE IN UNESCO DESIGNATED SITES

Support and delivery of a 1-week summer school in Croatia for professionals across South-East Europe, on behalf of UNESCO Italy

ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND MICROGENERATION

Energy efficiency and microgeneration in hard-to-treat housing – in-depth training for domestic advisors across Scottish EST advice centre network covering both pre- and post-1919 housing, on behalf of the Energy Saving Trust

BECOMING AN ECO-REFURBISHER

Repeat delivery of CPD training session for architects and builders on retrofitting older and protected housing, on behalf of the Green Register

MEETING THE CHALLENGES CLIMATE CHANGE PRESENTS TO SCOTLAND’S HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT

Repeat delivery of training session on microgeneration in historic buildings, on behalf of the Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre

ARCHITECT CPD SESSIONS

Numerous training seminars for architects associations on sustainable retrofit of traditional housing, the pros and cons of energy and CO2 modelling, and financing energy efficiency and renewable energy systems

ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION MSC LECTURES

Postgraduate lecturing on sustainable retrofit of traditional buildings, on behalf of various Scottish universities