The complexity of gaining permission to build in London requires an intelligent approach and consideration of all the factors including land ownership, history, orientation, services and the urban context. We consider the merits of every building and how best to present each planning application.
Many of our projects include listed buildings in conservation areas where an informed sensitivity is required. Our genuine interest in historical buildings and traditional methods of construction gives us an advantage when negotiating with planners and also in preparing to build. We are on the RIBA Conservation register and continuing to gain expert knowledge in the field of conservation.
Most of our projects are residential and we have completed several houses for private clients. These projects have been through the planning process, party wall act with neighbouring buildings and the design/building process itself. Residential projects require a more intimate approach and together with our clients we search for the best design outcome. Many of our projects have been refurbishments, rearranging the internal spaces and expanding the space while bringing light in. We are interested in the historical and social context of buildings and we have in-depth knowledge of the different types of houses in London.
We offer a service to develop specially designed furniture in collaboration with our clients and specialist joiners. Every project involves some made to measure bespoke items for example; chairs, tables, lighting, kitchens, beds and mirrors. We are interested in all fields of design. We like to design well made products and enjoy working with people who understand our design and have the right skills.
Brian has been teaching at the Bartlett School of Architecture since 2004 as well as a visiting critic to Architecture schools. Continued learning is important to our practice and through learning new skills and exploring new areas, we keep our vibrancy. We offer work experience from degree to secondary school students.