Approach


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Our approach as architects to each project is bespoke, tailored to the individual client and their needs.  We are adept at working with different client groups from large organisations, public-sector bodies and private individuals.  We also pride ourselves on our work for charitable and other third-sector organisations of all kinds, from Churches to Charitable Trusts.

Our first step is always to fully understand a building, monument or site before making proposals for its conservation, adaption, repair, extension or re-use.  This process is often set out in a document to bring tangible definition to this understanding, working with the parameters set out by organisations such as Cadw and Historic England.  

By adopting a process of rigorous understanding we are able to find creative and sensitive solutions which help to achieve the best results for our clients.  We are also driven by a strong ethos of sustainability, in its widest sense. The creative re-use of historic structures and sites is inherently sustainable, and through the use of compatible, natural materials we can make sure that historic and traditional buildings meet the challenges of the climate emergency whilst protecting their vital contribution to our collective heritage and wellbeing. 

We also work on projects collaboratively with other consultants as part of a team, offering guidance, strategic heritage and conservation advice and other services.  Our work spans contemporary design in sensitive settings, careful conservation work and a full range of heritage consultancy services including Conservation Planning, Heritage Statements, Impact Assessments and other associated work. 

A considerable part of our work is undertaken with the support of grants, and we work with clients through the process and we have a strong track record in supporting clients and helping to secure funding from sources such as the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Cadw, Historic England and many others.