Our approach is based on dialogue and collaboration: we listen carefully to you, our client, to establish a strategic brief, which will allow us to create a project that will exceed your expectations. We encourage you to ‘dream’, to draw-out your true aspirations for your project, then find a way to attain the most important elements for the available funds. The quality of space, access to sunlight, harnessing of views, links to outdoors, materials and colours - all must be orchestrated in order to to create spaces which you will love and we will work together to achieve this.
Central to our philosophy is the desire that all projects undertaken – whether small alterations and extensions to a house, a new one-off house or a large commercial development - will be sustainable in the widest sense. This is our considered approach to design but this does not mean that we must sacrifice fantastic places, spaces and homes - however efficient or clever a design is, it will not be sustainable if the users do not love it: it will quickly be discarded.
Not only does this enable us to collectively tackle climate change through increased energy efficiency but it also provides you with reduced energy bills for the lifetime of the project.
Whilst we pride ourselves in the success of our new-build and self build projects we are also at the forefront of meeting The Retrofit Challenge as the most sustainable building is the one which already exists. In many cases where you may believe you need to extend your home, we will first appraise the existing house to first see whether we can in fact, make better use of the existing spaces to avoid extending in the first place.