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Dorset Architects

Sustainably-Focused Architects in Dorset

Sustainable architecture focuses on reducing the negative impact of buildings on their local surroundings – and on the planet.

If you’re looking for a sustainably-focused architect in Dorset then you’ve certainly come to the right place. We firmly believe that beautiful, innovative, and functional eco building design is an essential part of the human experience of living. Our relationship with nature is fundamental to our survival. Our designs epitomise this ethos through placing natural materials, daylight and fresh air at centre stage. Each project is carefully curated to fit our laser-sharp focus on sustainable architecture, using materials intelligently whilst also considering carbon use and reducing toxicity in the home.

Our vast experience in delivering sustainable buildings in Dorset and beyond means that we satisfy the highest demanding standards far beyond that of the current regulatory requirements for low energy use. Not only is sustainable architecture crucial for today, but it is even more important so that we can nurture the promise of a brighter tomorrow.


We deliver beautifully functional contemporary properties with a focus on eco-friendly design which ensures longevity for future generations.

We create buildings which are a joy to experience and which have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our designs are thoughtful and innovative, and we especially love challenging projects which fire our creativity.

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Whether you need extra space at home or are developing a commercial site on a grand scale, we gently guide you through the entire process.

We deliver innovative buildings that put the environment at the centre of design, incorporating intelligent energy saving solutions to meet the demands of each project and take pride in our sustainable methods of working.

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Passivhaus is so much more than just a world-leading energy efficiency and thermal performance indicator.

It is a tried and tested solution which delivers a considered approach to architecture design and optimises buildings for maximum occupant health and wellbeing. We adopt a Passivhaus approach when we design our buildings, bringing low energy bills, constant fresh air, superior internal comfort and peaceful and quiet interiors to every property.

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We embrace technology and are constantly striving to be at the forefront of new developments.

Using Building Information Modelling (BIM) software to generate a 3D model of your property, means we can assess how it will look and function from the outset. This technology enables us to carefully analyse structure and form, ensuring potential mistakes are remedied before arriving on site. We can even link the model to a virtual reality headset to allow you to walk around your building virtually prior to build.

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Planning is one of the most important stages of a project, and we’re well-versed in the rules and regulations involved in this vital process.

We can help steer the whole planning permission procedure (including retrospective applications and appeals), as well as advising on building control and whatever else it takes to get your project out of the ground. As well as designing your property, we can help to guide you through any applications, approvals and negotiations with statutory bodies which might be required as the design develops.

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06Interior Design

At Ercle we work holistically to ensure that the whole space works for you, interiors included.

We believe that a property’s interior design goes hand-in-hand with the architecture itself and the two elements hold equal importance. Space planning, furniture and joinery designs, lighting design and interior finishings are all crucial aspects when creating buildings with character both inside and out. We offer a complete interior design service to ensure that the vision is able to continue through into the living spaces of your abode.

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We start with a deep understanding of a building’s heritage and interpret the historical context when redesigning listed buildings.

We work sympathetically with the building to bring about a space which looks forwards whilst not forgetting its past. We love the challenge of incorporating modern insertions into a historical setting to show the clear definition between old and new.

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Visualise your project

A integral part of architecture is understanding the spaces we inhabit and by using computer generated models alongside virtual reality we can envision these spaces before they are even built. We can then in real time, alter the built form, testing choices and accurately seeing the results of these design changes

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Innovative Architecture Designs

We have an infectious enthusiasm for architecture and how innovative design can help enhance the flow of creativity and critical thinking. We work on a wide range of projects – from large new commercial buildings to small home extensions and conservation of historical buildings, our passion is evident in every project we undertake. Our talented team of architects deliver inspirational properties across Dorset and beyond. We skillfully combine the worlds of architecture, technology and interior design to create buildings with character both inside and out.

Architects in Dorset for Planning

As well as designing your project, we can help to guide you through any applications, approvals and negotiations with statutory bodies in Dorset which might be required as the design develops. We are well-versed in all stages of the planning application and can help deliver trouble-free support from the outset. From Poole to Portland, Swanage to Sherborne, if you’re looking for talented, innovative architects in Dorset to help get your next project off the ground then Ercle Architects are the choice for you.

A Focus on Innovative Technology

Here at Ercle Architecture we use BIM technology to allow clients to see a true representation of what the building will look like once it is built before the designs even leave the drawing board. We adopt advanced computer software such as BIM as it has completely revolutionised the way architects tackle design. Adopting forward-thinking technologies like this gives our valued clients in Dorset a detailed vision into the future, removes the guesswork and ensure the project delivers in every level.

Dorset Architects with a Difference

If you are looking for architects in Dorset who genuinely care about their clients and who are dedicated to designing beautiful buildings with innovative creativity at their core, give Ercle Architecture a call and see how we do things a little differently.

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Recent Projects

  • The Old Dispensary

  • The Ferns

  • Shortlands

  • The Cote

    Energy Efficient contemporary bungalow in Noss Mayo

  • Homer Park

    Two exceptional accommodations over three floors in the Pilmere Green Finger