OUR SERVICES

Free Initial Consultation

Whether you just have a nugget of an idea, or have fully researched your project and know exactly what you want, we can visit you at the property or site you wish to develop in order to discuss your ideas and ambitions. We can explore how your project will work at your location, advise whether you will need planning or listed building consents, review budget considerations and take you through the project steps so you can get a good idea of how the timetable for development will work out.  It’s also a chance for you to see if we’ll work well together!

Environmental Assessment

Sustainable design is at the heart of everything we do so we’re well placed to undertake specific projects where independent environmental assessment is required. Assessments can include energy efficiency studies of existing buildings and incorporate recommendations for improvements. We also work with environmental consultants as appropriate.

Environmental Assessment

Sustainable design is at the heart of everything we do so we’re well placed to undertake specific projects where independent environmental assessment is required.  Assessments can include energy efficiency studies of existing buildings and incorporate recommendations for improvements. We also work with environmental consultants as appropriate.

Design

This is the core skill of our architects’ practice.  Put simply, we’ll create a beautiful, environmentally conscious, practical building that enhances your life.

We are practised in applying our architectural design skills to produce new builds, to renovate, convert or develop existing modern and historic buildings, and to develop green and brownfield sites.

Environmental considerations are fundamental to our architectural design process: a vital element of the brief from our client. We assess the environmental standards required, the most cost effective and buildable way to achieve these and the limits and opportunities applicable from siting, microclimate, planning constraints and budget.  Maximising building fabric performance is generally the aim for new buildings and extensions but refurbishments and historic buildings have their own constraints and opportunities.  We regularly work to passive design principles and can arrange passivhaus certification when required.  If Code for Sustainable Homes, or BREEAM standards are required we can design for this and arrange appropriate assessment.

Additionally we are skilled in working with clients across residential, community, education and commercial sectors, so you can rest assured that we will understand the opportunities and challenges you face.

Planning and Listed Building Consent

We know from experience that obtaining planning permission can sometimes be a complicated process, but we can help steer you through it.  Through our years as architects we have developed close working relationships with planning officers and consultants and so can provide guidance on planning policy, pre-app and full planning applications.  As we are based in Bath, a World Heritage City, we have plenty of experience in planning and listed building applications for listed and historic buildings, and projects in Conservation Areas, but our expertise also extends to projects in Green Belt and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, whether they are existing, or new builds.

Planning Appeals

If you are unhappy with a Development Control Committee’s decision, we can work with you to review it and appeal where it is viable to do so.  We’ll give you a straight answer as to your chances of appeal and work with planning consultants as appropriate to maximise your prospects of success.

Planning Appeals

If you are unhappy with a Development Control Committee’s decision, we can work with you to review it and appeal where it is viable to do so.  We’ll give you a straight answer as to your chances of appeal and work with planning consultants as appropriate to maximise your prospects of success.

Feasibility Studies

Feasibility Studies

If you are wondering whether to proceed with a purchase, or want to reassess the use of buildings or land you already own, we can carry out a feasibility study.  Through this we can review the likelihood of needing and obtaining planning and listed building consents, research historical and environmental issues and transport planning to help determine if your proposals will work.  We can also advise if complicated projects need specialist consultants.  Residential, community, education and commercial clients benefit from this service.
Conservation of Historic & Listed Buildings

We consider the conservation of historic buildings to be a prime consideration in architectural design.  We carry out repairs and improvements as part of our work on those buildings, often mixing contemporary interventions with traditional forms and materials.  We do not undertake stand-alone conservation projects but are happy to work with specialist conservators as necessary.

Eco-Restoration
The old adage says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and we at Hetreed Ross Architects are signed up to that.  Timing is crucial when it comes to restoring buildings and returning them to our stock of usable homes, community or education centres or commercial premises.  So if you’re fighting against time because you want to achieve best value, whether needing a comprehensive refurbishment for a derelict building or a series of phased interventions linked to cyclical maintenance or alterations, come and talk to us.
— Daphne Sinclair
Planning Appeals

If you are unhappy with a Development Control Committee’s decision, we can work with you to review it and appeal where it is viable to do so.  We’ll give you a straight answer as to your chances of appeal and work with planning consultants as appropriate to maximise your prospects of success.

Planning Appeals

If you are unhappy with a Development Control Committee’s decision, we can work with you to review it and appeal where it is viable to do so.  We’ll give you a straight answer as to your chances of appeal and work with planning consultants as appropriate to maximise your prospects of success.

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