What do we do?
In simple terms, we determine exactly what you want, obtain Planning and Building Control permissions, obtain the best price for the works from a trusted contractor, and provide professional oversight during the build to ensure everything goes smoothly. You can find more details in The Design Process.
While sustainability is at our core we tailor our approach to each project and client, incorporating the appropriate level of sustainable design. However, whatever your project our expert knowledge of high performance and low energy design will reduce utility bills and improve your living environment. For more details on our approach have a look at Passivhaus Explained.
Why should I use a professional?
We add value at every stage of the project resulting in a building which fits exactly with your needs and will be a pleasure to live and work in. Innovative design solutions can provide cost savings both in constructing and operating a building. Skimping on design quality will end up costing much more over the long term whereas employing professional oversight throughout the project will dramatically increase the chances of success.
What about fees?
Our fees are competitive and we always keep you informed as the project progresses. Design fees are only a small part of the total cost of a project and are quickly negated when you consider the cost savings made during the design process and running the building over its lifetime. Good design also increases the value of your property, again offsetting fees.
Budgets and timescales?
From our first meeting we can advise on expected project costs and provide options so you can make informed decisions and take control of your budget. Before we start a build every detail is resolved so there are less unknowns and so less risk of unexpected issues. Using a trusted contractor in conjunction with professional oversight during the build means any issues which arise can be resolved expertly and quickly.