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December 19, 2018

After an exciting year of change, of being bullied by my fantastic colleagues again, we will be finishing on Friday at 12.00 with the traditional Office Christmas Dinner (Italian this year!)

The office will officially open again on Jan 2nd. If you can't bear to be parted for that long, leave a message as I will be popping in from time to time (mainly with a paintbrush)

To all of our Clients, consultants and contractors, have a restful and Happy Chr...

November 23, 2018

Despite receiving her degree certificate in June, Heather finally graduated with a distinction from the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) last weekend. 

She was also awarded the Technical Report Prize for her technical design and sustainability evaluation of her final thesis project. This was a retrofit education centre set in Machynlleth, CAT's nearest town, and has prompted the Town Council to liaise with CAT and evaluate how they can...

November 9, 2018

Architecture and the built environment is an ever-expanding field of knowledge and we are constantly learning.

To further structured learning within the office, we sent Julie on a Green Register course run by Tom Dollard, Head of Sustainable Design at Pollard Thomas Edwards yesterday. The half-day seminar was based on his new book 'Designed to Perform: an Illustrated Guide to Delivering Energy Efficient Homes' and involved discussing common detail...

November 6, 2018

Manege found to be acceptable in Green Belt Location, irrespective of whether the land was agricultural or in equestrian use.

We have just won an approval for the erection of a manege and associated fencing on a site outside Wheathampstead where there was an argument as to the planning designation of the land. The District council claimed that an approval some 12 years ago indicated that it was agricultural, whilst evidence was submitted that it h...

September 14, 2018

With Heather's successful passing of the rigorous internationally recognised Passivhaus examination, the practice can now offer new dwelling design and accreditation to this, the most demanding of standards of energy efficiency.

Passivhaus properties have ultra-low energy requirements for heating and cooling, resulting in substantial savings in running costs.

Do get in touch if you are looking to build a new dwelling and want to ensure that you are...

September 7, 2018

Following the rumblings of rumours around the village, we are excited to confirm that we are working on a scheme for the dilapidated end of The Mill which will create a space for use by the Parish Council and an external area for the whole community to use, as well as enhancing the entrance vista to the village. We are hoping to have talks with the Planners soon so watch this space for updates! 

August 16, 2018

Good luck to all those receiving their A Level results today! Remember if they're not quite what you're expecting we're offering an alternative to clearing - give us a call!

Interested in a different route into Architecture? – don’t want University debt?

Starting in September, we might have the job for you – in our informal village centre setting, too close to the bakers …. and the pub!

The Job

A predominately office-based CAD assistant for a small A...

July 17, 2018

Interested in a different route into Architecture? – don’t want University debt?

Starting in September, we might have the job for you – in our informal village centre setting, too close to the bakers …. and the pub!

The Job

A predominately office-based CAD assistant for a small Architectural Practice, with initial measured survey work and production of drawings. Mainly working on residential schemes but some educational and commercial projects. Work...

July 3, 2018

We have recently been granted planning permission for a contemporary four bedroom bespoke dwelling in the heart of the Harpenden Conservation Area. For full details, check out the planning application here: http://planning.stalbans.gov.uk/Planning/lg/dialog.page?org.apache.shale.dialog.DIALOG_NAME=gfplanningsearch&Param=lg.Planning&ref_no=5/2018/0779

Watch this space for future developments of the scheme....

July 3, 2018

ADP have been commissioned to provide a detailed design scheme for an exciting project converting Grade II listed barns and farm buildings into 5 high quality environmentally sustainable dwellings.

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