The Practice aims to provide an efficient service to Clients. We endeavour to work closely with Clients to turn their ideas into reality. 

All of our buildings are designed in close collaboration with the Client to provide buildings which are economic to build and operate and which provides a pleasant working or living environment which fully satisfies the brief and is aesthetically pleasing.

The Practice has for many years had a policy of energy conservation and designing for low maintenance and low running costs wherever possible. 

Well before the advent of recent Health and Safety Legislation, the Practice has striven to achieve designs which are both safe to construct and to maintain. We have taken on board the latest requirements for Health and Safety on building sites and for buildings, which are embodied in the CDM Regulations 2007and subsequent amendments.

The Practice has links to several local qualified Health & Safety Consultants who can provide CDM Co-ordinator services to Clients, as required by current CDM Regulations.  We can assist non-domestic Clients to fulfill their duties under the Regulations.


List of recently completed projects, many of which are illustrated in the 'Building' section of the website:

Private House Extensions at Elton, Stockton; Middridge, Newton Aycliffe; Hutton Village and Pinchinthorpe nr. Guisborough; Eaglescliffe, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough and Wynyard. The recently completed conversion of 20/21 The Green, Seaton Carew from two properties to a single house within the Seaton Carew Conservation Area won the 'Conservation' category in the 2013 Hartlepool Civic Society awards.

Design and/or site supervision for Self-Build Houses for private Clients at Stainsby Stud Farm, Thornaby; Marske Parade, Stockton; Loftus and at Bishopton.

Property conversions to apartments:- Conversion of former Nursing Home to nine apartments, Hartburn, Stockton; Conversion of former Care Home to seven apartments, Fairfield, Stockton;  Conversion of former hotel/pub to twelve apartments, Middlesbrough. This latter project being nominated as a finalist in the 'Best Change of Use of an Existing Building or Conversion' category of the 2014 LABC Building Excellence Awards.

Housing for rent / affordable social housing:- Cleveland Housing Trust Ltd, Stockton on Tees;  Noreast Group of Co-ownership Housing Societies, c/o Appletons, Managing Agents

Doctors Surgeries:- Dr. White & Partners, Barnard Castle, County Durham; Whitby Group Practice, Whitby; The Old Forge Surgery, Middleton-in-Teesdale; Dr. Ray & Partners, Gladstone House Surgery, Hartlepool; Bewick Crescent Surgery, Newton Aycliffe.

Pharmacies:-  Springvale Pharmacy, Whitby; Bewick Crescent Pharmacy, Newton Aycliffe; Higginbottom Pharmacy, Ferryhill.

Health Care:- Illumina Care Group, Middlesbrough;  Mr Mughal, Stockton.

Office/Commercial:- Cleveland Housing Trust Ltd, Stockton on Tees; Mr Kerr, Middlesbrough.

Community:- Unicorn Center, Hemlington, Middlesbrough; Newby Village Hall, Newby, North Yorkshire; Skinningrove Village Hall, Skinningrove, Loftus.