Why We Do What We Do

People first, Comfort, Fun, Environment

I want to go back to first principles as to why we do what we do and what gets us up in the morning.

Why we do what we do


We want to design buildings that help everyday people, to live in homes that they want to come home to. Homes designed with care to ensure that they are not only functional but also uplifting to the soul. I am sure you have been to places that make you happier and forget your everyday worries. We aim to bring peace, calm and up lifting experiences into every day people’s homes, to enable people to cope with everyday life and struggles. People come first not only in our buildings but also in the process, ethics are at the heart of our work. We are a responsible business who consider every part of our business activities, from how we treat our staff, how we build and support our local community through to our purchasing of our office stationery and products specified for your project.


Comfort is one of the basic human desires; we can use our knowledge of building physics to optimise internal comfort. We believe comfort should be provided naturally using the buildings fabric, using natural heating from the sun, lots of insulation to keep the heat in and then only use small amounts of the earth’s resources in fuel. A comfortable building should also help with your personal mental health, provide a healthy place to live and help protect environmental resources.


FUN – yes we all need this, I hope that our buildings include a bit of fun in them, whether it is a quirky staircase, a great view, a slide, a secret door or den. What fun would you like in your home? We all need more fun in our life, and I think this also needs to happen in the process of the building and design, a happy team will always produce their best work and go the extra mile to make the project special.


We want to take a holistic view of the environment, not only by designing ultra low energy buildings that use only tiny amounts of fuel, but also use natural materials that can be renewed or reused. It is important that it is affordable to the user and the planet, both now and in the future, whatever the future brings. An example of this is that the life cycle costs of insulation are often much shorter than solar panels and so are always a preference.
A comfortable low energy building using its form and fabric intelligently will help insure world resources for our children and keep fuel bills low, whilst providing a healthy fun place to live or work.

By |2020-07-24T15:22:59+00:00October 3rd, 2011|Concepts|

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