NEWS: Chestnut Lodge at Wilby Green wins RIBA Suffolk Individual Craftsmanship Award 2015

We spend most of our time on domestic and estate buildings and landscapes for private clients. This includes new houses, extensions and alterations to existing buildings, the conservation of historic buildings, annexes, pool houses and swimming pools, orangeries and follies. Our approach to design and specification is particularly sympathetic to historic buildings and landscapes.

All our clients want to create something special, something bespoke and are prepared to put time and effort into the process.  We respond to their aspirations, to the setting – the natural, built and historical environments – and add our own little spark.

If you would like to discuss a proposed project with us, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Rodney Black at  
New Extension to Grade II* Listed House
There are certain core values that should go without saying: sustainable design, high quality, carefully considered designs, value for money.  These values would find their way into most lists, unfortunately with variable outcomes, hence our reluctance to rely on them.
A second set of our values: beauty, utility and durability, values handed down from the classical world, also find their way onto many lists with uncertain meaning relative to the product.  
But the core values that have survived successive reinventions of our approach in response to more stringent regulations and target performance criteria are progressive historicism and support for traditional craftsmanship.  It is the cultural and historic reference embedded in our designs and sturdy detailing that make this practice unique.
Remodeling and Home Design
NEWS:  Almond Place Scheme shortlisted for   
The Sunday Times British Homes Award 2015.  

The winning scheme will be chosen by public vote.
Designing a house to solve Britain's housing crisis is one of the most important architectural challenges of our time.  Our design is an upbeat take on the immensely successful pattern of terraced houses. The scheme chosen will be built and could become a pattern for future housing in the United Kingdom.  Your vote is a choice for the way you want the our cities and towns to look.  You can vote at

The shortlisted entries are on display in The Vincent Gallery at The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT
View from Almond Place
View from the private gardens
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