We are a professional and highly motivated chartered architectural practice based in Cartmel, Cumbria. We aim to combine imaginative and functional design in order to maximise the potential of each individual project and capitalise on the uniqueness of every situation and brief.
We also specialise in the conservation and repair of historic buildings and structures. One of our directors is an Architect Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC) and our skills and commitment to the historic environment enable us to be involved with many Churches, listed buildings and heritage assets across the region.
We are interested in all aspects and sizes of architectural projects, for both private and public sector clients. If you have a project you would like to discuss with us, or are just looking for some advice, please do not hesitate to telephone, email or write.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
The construction industry is responsible for a large percentage of the world's pollution. It is therefore essential that the construction and lifetime costs of a building project are correctly considered.
We, as a practice, are committed to an environmentally responsible approach towards the construction of new buildings and the conversion / re-use of existing buildings. The specification of materials and building services should be evaluated against the backdrop of the following criteria:
- longevity of materials and long term maintenance
- lifetime energy usage with regard to carbon emissions
- embodied energy usage from manufacture to supply
- long-term environmental effects on end users, installers and dismantlers
- potential for re-use / recycling
- impact to immediate environment and local services
The individual importance of each of these criteria will vary from project to project dependent on each client's requirements. However, this evaluation is an integral part of our design process.
New or potential projects are assessed at a free initial consultation. On the basis of the initial consultation we will then make an appropriate fee proposal based on the type, scale and complexity of the project.
We set out our services based on the RIBA Plan of Work, which divides the design and construction process into convenient Work Stages. Our services and fees are usually based on these Work Stages.
If you are not sure on the scope of a project, or just require advice or assistance, we can look at providing a feasibility study in order to determine the parameters.