Areas of Expertise
Create additional value through Thought & Design
This cannot be overstated – God really is in the details and the difference between ordinary and special is not how much you spend.
Traditional skills meet the latest Innovative Systems
We are very comfortable with the latest building techniques – everything from Insulated Concrete Formwork to Structurally Insulated Panels (we draw the line at mud and hay…) but tried and true have their place too.
Basements can create significantly more usable floor space and as they are underground, there is not usually an issue in obtaining planning approval for them.
Stressed Timber & Metal Roofs
Few elements of your building have the impact that an interesting roof can achieve. Our founder’s vision for his first creation started with the shape of the roof.
Innovative Glazing Solutions
Glass is an amazing material (interesting fact – glass is actually a liquid…) From a simple highly insulated Bi-Fold door to retractable glass walls the opportunities are almost endless.
Application of Technology
We love technology (our parent company is a market-leading technology supplier) but it is the intelligent application of technology that matters.
So many “eco” homes are boring and ugly. It doesn’t have to be that way. We can help you exploit the advantages of your plot and make the most of what Mother Nature bestows.
SMART Home Automation
Done properly, home automation can be spectacular. Our parent company is a technology solution supplier with some frighteningly clever geeks.
Bespoke Kitchens & Bathrooms
Few things have as much impact on your home’s appeal (and value) than an alluring kitchen and bathroom. Once again Thought & Design are the key.
A normal staircase is cheap – anything out of the ordinary can be absurdly expensive. It doesn’t have to be this way. Our model is to charge a fair price for the job.
Most lighting designers are a waste of money – they won’t conceive anything you wouldn’t think of yourself. In contrast a good lighting designer does just that.
An interesting roof form adds to the visual appeal of your property and will add incremental value. Conventional tiles won’t work practically or visually.
Ground Source Heat Pumps
In our opinion, a Ground Source Heat Pump is the best “eco” heating source. Sadly they are ridiculously expensive for the technology they contain.
Rainwater Harvesting Systems
Rainwater harvesting systems can be very cost effective, plus making your lives a lot easier, whilst being very eco-friendly. There are different types and some are poorly designed.
Heat Recovery & Ventilation
The perversity of the drive to be super eco in buildings is that this creates other problems. A super insulated, air tight house would be very unhealthy for the occupants.
Built In Vacuum Cleaners
Everyone likes a clean home. It can be a bit depressing that within minutes after dusting and hoovering a room you start to notice dust forming again.
Underfloor Heating is the best type of heating. Whilst you can use electric for this, you are better using “wet” underfloor heating wherever possible.
The outside of your house drives its “kerb appeal” however the inside is where you spend your time. Maximising the spaces available is a creative skill.
Landscape Design & Construction
Gardens have a significant impact on the value and appeal of a property. We can apply our creative skills to making yours more appealing to spend time in and easier to maintain.
Automated Garage Doors & Gates
An automated garage door can make your garage far more usable (you would be surprised how much cleaner your car will stay if you put it in the garage overnight).
This technology is improving all the time and can be a credible option now. It has been tarred by numerous charlatans, who seem to pop up to exploit well intentioned Government incentives.
Solar thermal uses the sun’s energy to heat a fluid with this heat than transferred to your hot water. Well proven technology that costs significantly less than PV panels.