Architectural Design and Historic Buildings  


The practice has a special interest in sustainable natural design; buildings that work with the grain of nature and make greater use of natural materials. Sustainable design can be contemporary or more traditional in style. The intention is to exploit natural resources and local materials, often utilising craft skills to produce buildings that settle comfortably into their surroundings, minimising the use of energy and other scarce resources. For historic buildings, our aim is to achieve a sensitive and sympathetic balance between conversion and renewal.

That said, we are very conscious of the restraints imposed by the current financial climate. The challenge is to produce natural, healthy, beautiful buildings that are affordable both to build and run without compromising architectural quality, historical context and environmental sustainability.

In the following projects we have tried to put this philosophy into practice...

    Parish Church at Holt Norfolk

    The proposed extension makes use of flint and brick in a contemporary design. Both flint and brick are natural materials indicative of the area and in sympathy with the mediaeval church.
    (design concept by Ruth Blackman main contractor Fisher-Bullen Fakenham Norfolk)

    Barn Conversion near Holt Norfolk

    Barn conversion near Fakenham

    Conversion to holiday homes near Holt Norfolk
    Domestic extensions to historic cottage Blakeney Norfolk
    Conversion of three 17th-century derelict cottagers into one dwelling near Holt Norfolk
    Modernisation of 18th-century granary building Blakeney Norfolk
    Modernisation of 19th-century former workhouse Holt Norfolk
    Complete refurbishment of 18th-century house and shop Norwich
    Loft conversion near Cromer
    Community Centre near Dereham Norfolk
    Barn conversion near North Walsham
    17th century listed building, Walsingham, Norfolk - loft conversion

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Lyng, Norfolk

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