Welcome to my website, where you will find all the information you need about the architectural services I can offer you.

I am an architectural technician with 18 years' experience of working on residential, commercial and retail schemes. I started my career as an architectural assistant in a practice in Brighton, where I worked for four years. After a few months off to travel, I returned to Brighton, this time to a different practice - so different ethos and different types of projects. I worked there for a further four years, then returned to Nottingham (my hometown) to set up my own business.

My architectural and design heroes include Edwin Lutyens, Frank Lloyd Wright, Santiago Calatrava, Mies van der Rohe, Charles & Ray Eames, Gertrude Jekyll, Diarmuid Gavin and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This appreciation for the Arts and Crafts and Modernist movements has translated into a very strong interest in sustainable design, construction and living, and in creating spaces that can enable us to live better.

I am involved in several property and business networking groups in the city because I strongly believe in supporting local businesses, and that local businesses can really work well together for mutual benefit. In February 2014 I joined the committee of WREN - Women's Real Estate Network - in Nottingham, a networking group dedicated to advancing women in property in the East Midlands. I have also been a member of Nottingham City Business Club since 2012 (the UK's oldest business club outside of London) and a member of the Property Face2Face networking group since 2011. Keeping things local is just one aspect of sustainable living!

In February 2017 I became a member of the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Partnering Authority Scheme. The partner authority scheme is shared by all local authority building control teams in England and Wales. As a partner I can work with any single local authority building control surveyor to undertake all pre-application and design work, regardless of the project's geographical location; in some circumstances and where travel permits, that same surveyor can undertake clients' site surveying work too. The benefits are a single point of contact for clients' applications, a consistent approach to application assessment, competitive fee pricing for my clients, and a simplified approach to fees and to invoicing those fees. I am partnered with Ashfield District Council Building Control, who provide a high-quality plan-checking service and, wherever your project is located, they can undertake the application appraisal and conditional approval, with your local Building Control Officer taking over at inspection time. 

If you have a project that I can help you with, then please email me or call me and I would be very happy to talk to you about what I can do for you.

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