Gold, Silver, Bronze...
Reconfiguring and extending your existing home, is a great way to get the space, style of living and personality that you may want.
We recognise that sometimes existing buildings are no longer fit for a modern style of living. The way that we live has changed a lot over the past 100 years. It is bespoke to you..
The possibilities are wide with extending properties, and can add real excitement and value to a property.
We always look at the whole house as our first talking point. What is working, what isn't working, what will be the most effective solutions. This isn't always a large extension to the rear of the house. As part of this, we will always look at the efficiency of your home, and provide you with some options to make your home more comfortable throughout.
We love working with existing buildings. The building stock in the UK is incredibly interesting and diverse. One of the most important items on the agenda of the UK construction industry is to conserve and upgrade these buildings, to improve the sustainability of our buildings.
Working with existing buildings is unfortunately often done in a way that can damage the building, and have a bad effect on the occupants.
We take conservation and retrofit, we prioritise using construction methods and details that are are healthy for the building and the occupants, and make the buildings suitable for 21st century living.
Designing and building a New Build home or property is perhaps the most exciting journey..
With new build, we have the most opportunity to design places that are bespoke to you, contemporary and...
Our priorities in new build are of a client focused approach, sustainability, and sensitivity.
See our Pattern Language, for our design ideas that we use as a reference for our new build homes.
Factfile: Planning Time, Budgets, Considerations..
Health, Comfort & Sustainability
We are experts in sustainable design. For us this means creating a comfortable, healthy and financially efficient environment for you to live in.
We will always carefully evaluate our designs to ensure good levels of daylight and use of solar gain, whilst managing your heat loss and calculating your future energy use. This allows us to assess how much the design will cost you to run in years to come.
Where possible we like to use natural materials and low impact techniques to ensure that there are no nasty chemicals entering your home.
We also have the knowledge and experience working with existing buildings to provide robust retrofit solutions.
Gold, Silver, Bronze?
Concept Design Package
Planning Information Package
Technical Design - Package
Construction Information - Package
Construction - Site Management.
Soft Landings - and a cup of tea!
Over the years of working on existing buildings, retrofitting our own homes, and working through options with our clients, we have built up a thorough knowledge of the issues and opportunities in our existing homes.
All Uk homes should be comfortable, with good air quality, minimal heat loss and low bills.
We are now proud to offer our Home Energy Survey.
This is a service, where we will come out to your home, and spend 2 hours looking at where you are currently loosing heat, suffering from poor air quality, or have elements of your building that are in need of repair.
We will then compile a detailed report of recommendations, of a variety of scales of work that you can carry out to improve the efficiency and durability of your home.
This package will cost you £500. 50% will be refunded, if you decide to follow this report up with a further design package from us.
We are proud to offer an initial meeting as a free, no obligation, no pressure service. We would love to meet with you and have a chat over a cuppa to discuss ideas and what we can do for you.
We know that, at the outset, you will have a lot of questions, thoughts and ideas, this is an opportunity for us to help you distil this into an achievable brief and strategy for your project.
There is never a time too early for this meeting, good builders can book up a year or two in advance, if you are thinking of a project in the future please do give us a call.