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Driven by our passions for the continuity of tradition and preservation of the environment, we aim to create beautiful, responsible buildings that enhance and are rooted in their locations.
We believe that we should:-
- Leave the environment in a better condition than we found it
- Promote traditional crafts and use historic buildings and techniques as a guide and resource for contemporary solutions
- Use natural, local and sustainable materials to create beautiful architecture that enhances its place, our wellbeing and our quality of life
Based at Paintworks in the heart of Bristol’s creative community, we are well-placed to undertake work throughout the country on all scales of private residential, development, public and education projects.
We have experience in sensitive contemporary design and the imaginative re-use, refurbishment and extension of historic and listed buildings.
The re-use and retrofitting of existing buildings is, we believe, one of the most responsible things that we as architects can do to reduce our environmental impact, and is key to our approach.
Our designs draw inspiration from the way materials root a building to its location, amplify a sense of place and give us a feeling of continuity. We love working alongside skilled craftsmen and women who share our passion for traditional building techniques and materials - which we believe are adaptable and create long term value and resilience.
We give careful consideration to the provenance of products and materials and try to source those that create the minimum environmental impact in their manufacture, lifetime, and future re-use.
We work closely with tried and trusted consultants, contractors and artisans who share our approach, and regularly deal with planning and conservation officers together with consultees such as Historic England.
Architects & Designers Project range: £100,000 - £10,000,000
Project: Grade II Listed cottage refurbishment & extension, Somerset.
In a beautiful, peaceful location, this former Yeoman's cottage was in need of urgent care and attention. We specified natural, breathable, reclaimed and locally sourced materials throughout to create a warm and comfortable family home.
Extensions were added to the side and rear of the house to increase the accommodation and improve the flow of the property.
Significant structural repairs were required to rectify years of neglect, and inefficient and outdated services were updated.
Project: Refurbishment & extension of Grade II* Listed house, North Somerset
Suffering from years of neglect, and having previously been divided into three properties, we oversaw the renovation and extension of this mediaeval hall house.
A series of poor quality extensions were removed and replaced with an impressive glazed oak-framed extension. A feature staircase was installed to improve circulation and allow the property to flow as a single dwelling. Previously concealed original roof structures were exposed internally to create a series of impressive living spaces.
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Project: Former Rectory refurbishment, Warwickshire
This idyllic country Rectory required a sensitive upgrade to function as a family residence.
Significant repairs to the roof, windows and doors were required and new dormer windows were added to create light-filled children's bedrooms.
Sensitive and natural materials were used, and a 'light-touch' approach was adopted to ensure that the special atmosphere of the house wasn't disturbed by over-restoration.
Project: Refurbishment & extension of Grade I Listed house, Cotswolds
This Grade 1 Listed mediaeval house in the Cotswolds had been near derelict in the Victorian-era, and subsequent utilitarian repair works had resulted in much of the original historic fabric and fittings being lost.
We have overseen a sensitive and carefully considered programme of repairs, refurbishment, extension and upgrading - working alongside passionate craftsmen and women, using traditional methods and materials to ensure that the building will thrive - hopefully - for centuries to come
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