Residential briefs are often complex and demanding; they can involve conflicting needs and priorities, they are often time-sensitive as families grow and expand, and in most cases they involve existing buildings that have strained to adapt with their previous occupants.
We always encourage our clients to be ambitious with their brief; that does not have to mean expensive, but it means to adopt an attitude in which you fully question your specific needs and create a focus on meeting those needs rather than on a specific end product. At the start of each residential project, we strive to build an understanding of every element of the brief we are given and how this relates to the way that each family unit, whatever form that may take, uses their home.
From this basis, we can work with you to help unlock the potential of your home and extract the maximum value out of your budget. We have extensive experience in delivering a wide range of high quality residential architecture for our clients, from extensions & alterations for private clients, one-off commissions for new build dwellings, through to conversions of buildings to provide residential and/or commercial units and small-scale housing developments.
We hold a particular specialism in projects involving listed buildings, which often present the most acute challenges when balancing the needs of the user with the demands of the building. This work falls hand in hand with our ecclesiastical work, and draws on our sensitivity and experience of working in heritage situations. Such work also requires a detailed understanding of historic building fabric, its relative value and an appreciation of not just the limitations, but also the huge potential, that listed buildings hold.