The BIG Show Oman 2019

The BIG Show Oman 2019

Why were Atamate taking part in a construction show in Oman? It may not seem like the place you would expect to see a British based software company whose markets have been mainly European.

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Passivhaus standard? SAP? Atamate controls make heating even more efficient

Passivhaus standard? SAP? Atamate controls make heating even more efficient

Atamate exceeds Passivhaus standards for a lower cost.

A real-world study of rental properties tested how much Atamate controls improve heating efficiency. Occupancy-based heating with demand control ventilation (DCV) cut heating energy demand by an average of 34% below standard assessment procedure (SAP)...

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Can offsite construction solve Britain's housing crisis?

Can offsite construction solve Britain's housing crisis?

Britain faces the dual crises of a serious housing shortage and a construction industry that's losing skilled workers faster than it recruits them. Offsite construction techniques might enable a smaller workforce to build houses faster, but only if the government takes a lead in transforming the industry to adopt...

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Constraints to offsite construction in the UK

Constraints to offsite construction in the UK

While offsite construction offers many advantages to a developer, its use in Britain is mostly confined to large-scale developments. Here we discuss the constraints to its wider adoption, including poor understanding of the advantages among people who commission developments, an overly restrictive planning system...

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Offsite construction: advantages in costs and efficiency

Offsite construction: advantages in costs and efficiency

The British construction industry has been slow to adopt offsite techniques in spite of the savings in time and money they offer to developers when compared to traditional onsite techniques. Also, offsite techniques tend to cause less environmental damage and local disruption. Here we discuss their financial and...

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Modern offsite construction techniques: an overview

Modern offsite construction techniques: an overview

A range of modern methods of construction (MMC) is revolutionising the construction industry. Many involve work being done in factories rather than building sites, hence the term 'offsite construction'. Here we give an overview of the types of offsite construction and the techniques behind them.

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Case study: Retire in comfort

Case study: Retire in comfort

Peaceful retirement

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Case study: Country Living

Case study: Country Living

Somerset country home

Atamate replaced an existing system to control lighting in this rural period property. The home already had an existing automation system which Atamate was called in to replace as it was no longer fit for purpose.

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Hot water in conventional and low energy homes: 3 important differences

Hot water in conventional and low energy homes: 3 important differences

The biggest expense in a conventional home is heating, which works by integrating central heating with the hot water system. A low energy home's insulation slashes the heating bill to leave hot water as the biggest expense, but also removes the need for a central heating system that the hot water can be integrated...

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Cutting air-conditioner running costs through building management

Cutting air-conditioner running costs through building management

Air-conditioning is a major running cost of many commercial buildings, but it's needed to keep the internal temperature comfortable. Here we discuss some of the ways in which building management, selective use of new technologies and smart building controls can cut the aircon costs to a minimum.

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