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Importance of Flexibility in Design

Clients often request that we consider future proofing. A degree of flexibility needs to be included from the start of the design process to ensure the building can adapt to...


Importance of Outside Space

The importance of having access to outside space for our mental health and wellbeing has been well studied in recent years; from parkland, to the small urban courtyard and larger...


Importance of Landscaping in our homes

A building should never just appear abruptly ‘plonked’ on the land. For a building to be successful the architecture and landscaping must be tightly intertwined.


Importance of Natural Light in our Homes

Continuing with our mini-series on the importance of design in our homes, this time we take a look at why natural light is so essential in creating a well-crafted home.  


Importance of design in our homes

Living through the pandemic has underlined the importance of considered and well-designed architecture; elevating our homes into more than simply a shelter but a place to retreat to that nurtures...


A month on....

It is hard to quite believe a month has passed already since lockdown started. At the start, aside from everyone’s obvious health and welfare worries, being a business owner gave...


Green Halo Conference 2020

Green Halo Conference 2020


Reflecting on 100 years of house design

Reflecting on 100 years of house designAs featured in Homebuilding & Renovating magazine by Natasha Brinsmead, March 2020


Silver workshop

We recently joined Lizzie Grimwood at Ayla Silver Jewellery for a day’s introduction to the basics of silver smithing.


A new decade at PAD studio and a vision for success:

2020 has started with a bang at PAD studio! In the first week of the new year we have received two successful planning outcomes, submitted four tenders for exciting community...


Pottery and Architecture

This post was originally simply meant to be about the studios recent experience making clay pots however, as always, reflecting on the process lead me to further contemplation on my...


What does being a mentor mean to me?

Since our collaboration with the SPUD Group when we worked together and produced the Exbury Egg, we have continued our involvement with the charity.


Lands End to John O Groats and AnxietyArchb

Ricky and I recently cycled the whole length of Great Britain, starting in Cornwall at the southernmost tip of Land’s End and finishing at the very top of Scotland in...


Supporting SAS Plastic Free Lymington

Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Lymington campaign was launched earlier this year, as part of the larger national campaign by the charity to reduce the avoidable use of simple use...


LEJOG: Stage 2 | Launceston to Ilminster and Stage 3 | Ilminster to Gloucester

LEJOG: Stage 2 | Launceston to Ilminster


LE JOG: Stage 1 | Land's End to Launceston

 


Giving back

'Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special.'


LEJOG: Stage 0 | Preparation and Arrival Day

Tomorrow at 8am we start our cycling adventures from Land’s End to John O’Groats. A legendary adventure across Great Britain that has, over the years, been accomplished by many thousands...


A Journey for Growth

“As the next decade is rapidly approaching, I made the decision at the beginning of 2019 to reflect, reappraise and seek guidance on both my business and personal development.


Edinburgh University Graduation Visit

I was honoured to be invited to return to my alma matter, the University of Edinburgh (ESALA) last week to be guest of honour at the graduation prize-giving’s for the...