A traditional architect is defined as one who works sympathetically with Historic and Heritage buildings. Of which there are many in this beautiful part of the world! The majority of our renovation or extension projects are to existing Cotswold traditional buildings, many of them Listed or historic properties. This extends far beyond the actual design itself. It means that we select materials that are in keeping with the existing structure and are locally – sourced. We always offer a choice of materials, but they will all be sustainable as we are committed to green architecture.
The one thing traditional doesn’t mean at Ashleigh Clarke is a traditional approach. We don’t sit in our ivory tower (much as we might like to design one!) but work collaboratively both with each other and with our clients. Architecture is not a dark art; it is an act of imagination that is highly practical. That’s what we mean by ‘beautiful, functional architecture’. At the end of the day, we want your new renovation or building to be your project, not ours. It can only be that by collaboration and openness.
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