• Sustainable Architecture

Architecture Services

Sustainable Architects in Devon

With over two decades of architecture experience, you can be sure that the talented team at Ercle will design you a contemporary home with a low carbon footprint. We are a sustainable architecture company that cares, both about buildings and the surroundings in which they exist.

Sustainability can be a buzzword which is often used, but not always followed. With house building proving a major strain on energy consumption the world over, it stands to reason that sustainable architecture is a necessary consideration when starting to plan your next building project.

Our expert team of architects put the environment at the center of modern design to deliver innovative and sustainable buildings. Our clearly defined commitment to sustainability is underpinned by industry-leading technical design solutions, which put environmental, social and economic factors at the center of great design.

Our dedicated and passionate team of architects adopt Passivhaus principles at every stage of the design process to bring about properties which are quite beyond expectation. We focus on developing buildings which fulfil current needs, without compromising the needs of future generations. We continually strive to push the boundaries for sustainable design.

Benefits of Sustainable Architecture

The benefits of using a sustainable architecture are vast and far-reaching. Conserving and restoring wherever possible, using natural resources is a key part of the process, reducing waste and reducing energy consumption by introducing intelligent eco design solutions.

Through careful planning we aim to protect ecosystems and environmental biodiversity whilst simultaneously improving the living conditions, comfort and health of the individuals that live in and use the space. Sustainable architecture not only helps to reduce demand on local utility infrastructure, it can also increase the value of a property and make it more desirable to potential buyers when the time comes to sell.

Ensuring a building is sustainable can be a complex process and this is where an experienced sustainable architect comes in, their knowledge and expertise will significantly save you both time and money.

Constructing an eco-friendly building using sustainably-focused architecture methods requires the building form, its function and the way it is positioned in the surrounding environment are of the utmost importance to work together cohesively to underpin the design. By using our years of experience we can achieve the highest level of sustainable design, whilst still providing a building that is both a contemporary and enjoyable living space.

Ensuring that a building design is sustainable is a complex process and requires an architect practice with a deep understanding of the latest technologies and construction techniques.

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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  • 02Passivhaus

    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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  • 03BIM

    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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  • 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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