Anne undertakes evaluations using the walkthrough method developed there.
Building evaluations are carried out as part of the briefing for new projects, to help assess the effectiveness of completed projects, and to determine any finetuning or changes required to existing projects.
Constructed from a composite board using oriented strand board with urethane foam insulation, SIP panels provide a strong, lightweight construction system with excellent insulation and bracing characteristics.
Salmond Architecture designed the first SIP panel house to be completed in New Zealand, and have since completed three houses using this system and have two more under construction. Anne Salmond and Doug Robinson have been responsible for developing details for use of this material in New Zealand houses.
The measured performance of these houses is impressive, with significant improvements in comfort and reductions in energy costs.
Salmond Architecture designed the first house in New Zealand using the Warm frame composite wall system, which combines lightweight structural steel with insulation products to provide a wall frame that improves the thermal performance of the building envelope.