Updated: Jul 27

We are currently working on design proposals for a barn, near Pensford, south of Bristol. Old stone barns and cottages can be difficult to design in CAD due to how they were built. We find the best approach to these projects is to draw by hand as this better portrays the character of the building in plan and elevations. This also shows sensitivity to the historic qualities of the building.

We have submitted a planning application for the approval of a ground floor extension to a property in Portishead. Due to the location being in a conservation area, the council have created an appraisal which outlines the special characteristics of a conservation area, how these are managed by the council, and how the historical character is maintained and improved. This appraisal should be used to inform design choices to successfully get your project through planning. Architects such as ourselves are very experienced in navigating guidelines set by local authorites to get our projects through planning and into the construction phase.

If you have a project and would like to discuss your ambitions, please get in touch at contact@lawrenceduck.co.uk

We have just completed a planning application for an extension to a stone cottage in North Somerset. The use of contemporary materials creates a great juxtaposition to the old stone dwelling.