As architects, we believe in the principles that underpin sustainable architecture. Sustainable architecture minimises the negative environmental impact of buildings through efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, waste and energy resources. The energy required to construct and run our buildings is responsible for 40% of the Earth’s carbon emissions and in the UK, it is closer to 50%. As architects, we believe that we have a responsibility to design eco-friendly buildings that enable people to live sustainably and make the best use of their available resources from lighting, heating and water through to the actual materials we use in our designs.
We believe in sustainability throughout the architectural process – whether that be recycling in our architectural studio and drinking Fair Trade coffee or using environmentally-friendly material, right down to how we operate on site during construction to minimise our environmental impact. We ensure that we consider both social and environmental sustainability from start to finish.
We ensure that we use natural materials where possible, particularly when renovating or extending Listed buildings. Using local stone for example creates synergy with the surrounding building and the environment. The Cotswolds landscape commands respectful, sympathetic architecture. We believe in designs which fuse contemporary modern architecture with existing traditional structures which are both innovative and environmentally friendly.
Our aim is always to design homes that look at home within their environment.