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Architecture Services

Heritage and Conservation

Breathing new life into heritage buildings and celebrating their history is one of the challenges for heritage architects and it is one we relish at Ercle. Historic buildings are a vital part of the country’s heritage, and their conservation is key to maintaining our rich and diverse cultural legacy.

Defining the juxtaposition between old and new using innovative and sympathetic methods is something at which we excel, bringing about buildings which look towards the future whilst not forgetting the past.

Our pragmatic approach to conservation is coupled with a deep respect for the cultural relevance of our local heritage, whilst driving ahead with a clear vision for its future needs. We start by interpreting the importance of any heritage building, and work closely with the building to bring forward the best possible outcome for each and every client.

Heritage Planning Permission

We manage a wide range of listed building planning applications and work with a team of specialists (such as local authority archaeologists and Historic England) as appropriate.

As with everything we do here at Ercle, the emphasis is on you and your vision. We nurture relationships built on trust and cohesion which is vitally important when working with a building which is woven with the history of times past.

Planning permission for conservation and heritage projects can be very complex and requires the technical knowledge and experience of a professional team. Our planning experts have extensive experience in projects ranging from simple alterations to planning consent for listed building remodelling and complex renovations.

Sensitive Renovations

It’s not just the building’s structure which needs to be addressed when looking at heritage conservation work. There are things like internal joinery and bespoke heritage detailing to consider. If you’re looking for an architect for properties rich with heritage, you need to consider using an architect like Ercle who takes a holistic approach to architecture practice. Using sympathetic and innovative design approaches, that bring new life to heritage buildings, whilst also celebrating their culture takes patience and intuition. We help breathe new life into historic properties, whilst never forgetting where they’ve come from.

Are you looking for heritage architects that has a passion for sensitive conservation and renovation of heritage buildings? Get in touch today and let’s start the journey of your next renovation project together.

We believe in protecting and preserving heritage buildings and we are exceptionally skilled at combining thoughtfully designed contemporary architecture with historic structures.

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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  • 04BIM

    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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  • 05Planning

    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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  • 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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