Your property is a valuable asset as well as being your home. Our design solutions are always bespoke to your needs. The process of designing, building or extending can be a daunting experience and the planning process is increasingly complex and tied up in red tape. We are here to support you through the process, giving you our expert advice on how best to realise your dreams. We can help you find a good reliable builder. We provide quality control and project management through-out the build, so that your project is completed efficiently, and the budget has been managed. On new build properties we will create a bespoke design tailored to your specific requirements, whether these are eco-friendly, traditional or an elegant steel and glass construction.
Robin Crane has over 30 years experience working on a range of Listed Buildings and Scheduled Monuments, both residential and community. He is a Specialist Conservation Architect (SCA) accredited by RIBA with holding an authoritative knowledge of conservation practices. He has very specific skills and a very broad experience of working on a wide range of historic buildings and interiors. If your property is of historic significance or is Listed, you will need to talk to an architect with specialist skills and experience. We have worked extensively on Farnham Castle (circa 12th century) on a wide range of improvements, restoration, new build and fitting out works largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. We have a varied and wide experience of a range of Listed properties; Grade I and Grade II, Arts and Crafts, Jacobean, Georgian, Victorian, inter and post war.
Commercial & Community
Our commercial work covers shopping centres around the country, as well as restaurants, bars and breweries. We refurbish, renovate and help revitalise shopping centres to reflect the changing face of retail. Some recent complex projects have included creating a two-storey shop within the Bentall Centre, Kingston and creating a new canopied main entrance to the shopping centre. We work on re-branding, logos and signage and develop bespoke interior colour, texture and layouts. Our community projects include extensive works on sports facilities to update and modernise changing facilities, creating internal cafes and communal areas and to expand existing buildings. We have worked on schools and village halls and are currently converting a disused Listed chapel into a community arts centre.
Our Interior Designer has much experience in updating older buildings to suit contemporary lifestyles. Updating an interior in an existing or older property may involve a comprehensive reassessment of heating and lighting layouts to bring a touch of modern comfort and luxury. New properties can also benefit from new technologies to create eco-friendly environments with houses that are fuel efficient and cheap to run. Our in-house Interior Designer works closely with our clients to gain an insight and understanding of their lifestyle and taste to create a beautiful and unique design.