ABOUT US Chartered Architectural Practice
ARCHIWEST is a Chartered Architecture practice based in Cheddar, working across Somerset and the West Country. We work closely with domestic and commercial clients to coordinate an eclectic mix of architectural projects from inception through to completion.
Our passion is the adaption and regeneration of unique existing buildings, whilst balancing Heritage Design with Sustainability. Every one of our projects has a different past and presents unique challenges for its future transformation.
Our team draws on a combined 75+ years of experience in the architectural industry, involving technically challenging projects around Somerset, Bristol and Bath to older and Listed Buildings, Home Extensions, Traditional Garden Buildings and Country Estates including extensive work at The Newt in Somerset.
MCIAT, AssocRICS, IHBC, MSc(Hons) Historic Building Conservation, BSc(Hons)
MCIAT, BSc(Hons) Building Surveying
MIIE, GCGI, EngTech, DipMgmt (Open), DipSysPrac (Open), FAETC
BA(Hons), Dip Interior Design
MA(Hons) English Building Studies (in progress)
Office Administrator & Marketing
BA(Hons) Architecture (in progress)
C O R E P R A C T I C E V A L U E S
COLLABORATION: A collaborative approach is the bedrock to our practice values. Over time we have formed strong collaborative partnerships in the industry and thoroughly believe in the benefits of working together to share ideas, creativity and experience. This extends to clients, specialist consultants and contractor partnerships in equal measure.
ADAPTIVE: A building’s carbon emissions come from the materials used, specifically their fabrication, delivery, assembly, and end-of-life protocols. It is often assumed that the CO2 reduction benefits gained by a new, energy efficient building outweigh any negative climate change impacts associated with the construction of that building. Recent studies show this to be far from accurate with it taking up to 80 years for a new replacement building to overcome the negative climate change impacts related to the construction process. We strive to rebalance this through the ADAPTIVE REUSE of redundant older buildings, bringing continuity of use and purpose to future generations. This is especially relevant for historic buildings that need a new purpose.
REGENERATION: We are committed to a sustainable future and focus our practice design principles with environmental impact at the heart of every project. To compliment adaptive reuse this includes the promotion of natural low embodied carbon materials and implementing renewable technology.
COMMUNICATION: We pride ourselves on communication and effective dialogue with our clients, providing an open and pragmatic approach to architectural design.
EFFICIENCY: We bring progressive ways of working to all aspects of the practice, ensuring every stage is hassle free, from conception all the way through to completion.
FAMILY: We hold family values at our core and recognise the challenges of modern-day life. In order to consistently deliver successful projects we have developed a way of working that promotes creativity and inclusion of family life.
Traditional extensions, Orangeries & garden structures
Conservation of Historic Buildings
Listed building Applications
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Planning & Barn Conversions
PROVIDING A UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN SERVICE ACROSS SOMERSET & THE WEST COUNTRY
MENDIP - SEDGEMOOR - NORTH SOMERSET - BANES - BRISTOL - SOMERSET WEST & TAUNTON - SOUTH SOMERSET
BRUTON - CASTLE CARY - CHEDDAR - GLASTONBURY - TAUNTON - SOMERTON - WELLS - WEDMORE - WESTON SUPER MARE - WINSCOMBE