Advises on: New and existing domestic projects
Company Name: BRIDGET SHEPPARD ARCHITECT
Bridget Sheppard provides professional and thoughtfully considered architectural services; she has a proven track record when it comes to creating energy efficient and environmentally considered spaces that exceed current performance standards. Bridget has the flexibility to adapt spaces to the needs of clients and explore how these can be met, whilst drawing on her understanding of the regulations required. She has experience of both rural and urban sites, and has designed unique solutions for new and existing sites and for contemporary and traditional buildings alike. Bridget has a particular understanding of sites of high sensitivity, a keen eye for detail, and an intelligent grasp of the processes that need to be considered when addressing planning restrictions. She is a registered Conservation Architect who is able to conduct a thorough analysis of what is required, and can provide full schedules, specifications and other related paperwork as needed to ensure efficient and effective outcomes. She has a deep understanding of historical buildings from every era. This enables careful and sympathetic repairs and alterations to be made to industrial, ecclesiastical and domestic buildings. Bridget is able to offer Heritage Consultancy Services and can assist, advise and support developers, other architects and owners of listed and historical buildings to achieve beautiful and successful outcomes. Bridget is highly experienced in the preparation of Heritage Statements to support Listed Building applications as well as to participate in Planning Appeals.
Company Description: Bridget Sheppard is an award-winning chartered practice which operates nationwide. Her award was for Design Excellence in the refurbishment category which included changing a 1980's house into a low-energy home with dramatic internal spaces and light-filled rooms. It was also future-proofed to anticipate the changing needs of the owners. The practice seeks to achieve contemporary spaces often within traditional settings. It specifies materials that have a low carbon footprint and which are sourced from local recycled or renewable sources. For example: recycled glass insulation blocks and limecrete. Rainwater harvesting, solar collection, air and ground source heat and reed bed sewage treatment systems feature in many of her projects. Great attention is also paid to the fabric of the building whether in new build or retrofit; achieving high levels of insulation and air tightness all of which assist in lowering energy bills.