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September, 2022

BLOG || Challenges in Rural Architecture

We love being based in the beautiful Cotswolds but there are challenges we face as architects in a rural setting. Listed buildings, conservation areas and the AONB all mean that additional permissions need to be obtained.  With both conservation areas […]

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September, 2022

BLOG || Architectural Trends for Autumn

Autumn has arrived and it’s time to get cosy, take long walks in the beautiful Cotswold countryside and of course the odd outing to our favourite local pubs! It’s also a time when our clients, invariably turn their attention to the colder […]

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September, 2022

BLOG || Our Design Philosophy

Every architectural design is a balancing act with a classic balance of form and function. Essentially we believe in creating spaces which are designed for living. We believe that buildings are homes as well as houses and we are ambitious […]

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August, 2022

Paragraph 79 – The Country House exemption clause

As architects, we believe that it is a fundamental principle of architecture to consider how a proposed building or renovation could affect neighbours, the environment and the surrounding landscape. Obtaining the correct Planning Permissions, and other permissions you may need […]

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August, 2022

BLOG || Unique Architecture in the Heart of the Cotswolds

What makes architecture unique? It’s the classic combination of inspired and creative use of space alongside practical, logical thinking to create innovative designs which break away from a traditional aesthetic. Over our years as Cotswold-based Architects, we have worked with […]

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July, 2022

BLOG || Educational Architecture – Beautiful, educational spaces to learn in

All children deserve an educational setting which is not only functional but inspirational as well as an exciting playground to explore and let off steam! Ensuring that educational architecture and school buildings are right is something that we are committed […]

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July, 2022

Traditional Architecture

A traditional architect is defined as one who works sympathetically with the original structure of buildings. The majority of our renovation or extension projects are to existing Cotswold traditional buildings, many of them Listed or historic properties. This extends far […]

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June, 2022

BLOG || What services does an Architect provide?

As architects, we are comfortable working in a diverse range of sectors from residential to educational. The work that we take on as a practice spans from environmental retrofits of existing buildings to the complete planning and design of new […]

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June, 2022

BLOG || How the Cotswolds inspire beautiful architecture

It’s no secret that the Cotswolds is a truly beautiful place, from its picture-postcard little villages nestled between its rolling hills and gently flowing streams to its honey-hued Grade II Listed buildings. It’s not surprising that as an architectural practice […]

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May, 2022

BLOG || Collaboration Begins with a Conversation: The importance of good client relations

One of the most important aspects of our work is the relationship we have with our clients. From the initial conversation, we ensure that we have an open, honest and collaborative approach. Working together and listening carefully to our client’s […]

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