• BIM Architects

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BIM Architects

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a digital process for virtually viewing a construction project throughout its whole life cycle. At Ercle we use it to help clients see a true representation of what the building will actually look like from the outset.

This advanced computer software has completely revolutionised the way architects tackle building design and is an integral part of our architecture practice. We create computer generated models of the design and then using a VR headset we can explore the space alongside the client, allowing us to review and optimise the building’s form and construction.

Adopting forward-thinking technologies like this to give clients a detailed glimpse into the future, not only allow them to clearly visualise the space in 3D, but also allows us to meticulously review the design, construction and ergonomics of the space, reducing the risk of unforeseen issues and unnecessary costs.

The Benefits of Building Information Modelling

Coupling information-rich 3D models with product and implementation information, a BIM architect can deliver real-time information as the project develops so that a digital replica of the build can be viewed at every stage.

This not only helps the client to envisage the end result, but can be a very powerful tool for guiding the construction process and mitigating problems before they occur. BIM is an amazing architecture tool because it is a shared knowledge resource where architects and collaborators can share inspiration, whilst also making complex calculations. BIM software provides a single source of digitally-represented validity which significantly mitigates communication problems by making it available to all stakeholders at the same time. Enabling a clear and concise stream of information sharing between designers, builders and owners is one of the huge benefits of using a BIM system.

Building futures

We are a dynamic, energetic architecture practice and we hope that the benefits in using forward-thinking technological strategies is clearly demonstrated in our impressive portfolio. We are always looking at emerging trends and considering how we can use them to better our practice.

Investing in advanced software such as Building Information Modelling undoubtedly increases our offering to clients in the South West and beyond as we strive to continue to bridge the gaps between design and construction moving forwards.

Incorporating the latest BIM modelling tools into our architecture services, allows us to precisely analyse, coordinate and communicate information about all the construction components to the whole project team.

Other Services

  • 01Architecture

    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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  • 02Sustainability

    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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  • 03Passivhaus

    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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  • 04Planning

    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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  • 05Interior 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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  • 06Heritage

    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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  • 07Visualisation

    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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