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Modernism at Dartington

Atkinson Architects is delighted to have received listed building and planning approvals for the renovation of a Modernist landmark at the Dartington Estate. Full client go-ahead for the repair and renovation of a 1930’s iconic dwelling designed by Robert Hening – collaborator with William Lescaze, who between them created Hill House and the group of […]

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Atkinson Architects, Autumn works in progress for listed building conservation to a farmstead set in Dartmoor National Park. Illustrating our core palette of materials used to last a lifetime and improve with age. A combination of bronze casements and painted hardwood windows. Scantle slate roofs with lead dressing and metal gutters. Local schist stone and

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Scantle Slate Roof,Dartmoor National Park,Atkinson Architects,schist stone,Dartmoor granite

Conservation of Listed Estate Buildings

Atkinson Architects ongoing projects for farm estate landowners across Devon includes new buildings and conservation work on several listed properties. Late summer saw the phased completion of estates in Loddiswell, Cornwood, Modbury and Craddock. All architectural interventions use the best traditional techniques and materials including lime torching, stonework, sash windows and cast iron metal-craft.

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Lifetime Materiality and Detailing

Atkinson Architects pursuit of the finest quality detailing seen here on some of our completed projects – for both new build and conservation repair. Working closely with specialist craftsmen and following Historic England technical guidance on how to work with traditional materials. Our hands-on approach means that our buildings improve with age and maximise lifespans.

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conservation repair,tehnical guidance

New Low Energy Contemporary Houses

Atkinson Architects have several projects for new bespoke houses at different stages of the RIBA Plan of Work. Some at concept design and planning stage, others under construction on site. All our jobs have two underlying themes: Firstly, to create a contextual, contemporary dwelling suited to the South West climate throughout Devon and Cornwall. Wet,

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Atkinson Architects Low Energy House Devon Conrwall Crop

Grade I Listed Church & Lych Gate – Specialist Repairs

Atkinson Architects are on-site at St Petroc Church, Harford, Devon for repairs to the Grade I Listed church building and Lych Gate. The 15th century Dartmoor church suffered notable damage during the early 2022 storms – including the complete ‘blow off’ of the entire lych gate, roof and structure which landed several metres away in

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St. Petroc Church Harford Atkinson Architects Grade I Renovation

Conservation Design & Energy Enhancements

Atkinson Architects have recently completed this sensitive repair of a Grade II Listed farmhouse set within Dartmoor National Park. The project balances two very important aspects: Traditional techniques for scantle slate vertical wall cladding as protection from the rain. Contemporary techniques to improve thermal performance of old buildings through the use of a thick, insulated

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Scantle Slate Insulated Wall Atkinson Architects

Contemporary Low Energy Homes in Devon AONB

Atkinson Architects have recently secured planning approvals for new Eco-Friendly family homes in The Tamar Valley AONB (Calstock) and The South Devon AONB (Totnes). Both jobs are progressing towards construction in the Summer with private clients who are committed to minimising their carbon footprint and energy use. A core value is our approach to sustainable

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New Low Energy House Totnes Devon

Hands On Listed Building Surveys

Atkinson Architects have a very hands-on approach when commissioned to work with listed buildings and heritage assets. We have extensive knowledge of traditional south-west vernacular buildings, materials and construction techniques. This informs our on-site investigation into how buildings evolve and their physical condition. We are pleased to see several approved listed building projects progressing on

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Barn roof repairs exposing beams

Timber Building Design

A selection of Atkinson Architects ongoing projects and completed buildings using timber. Structural frame design with various types of hardwood cladding to create contemporary architecture that sits well alongside historic buildings. The use of structural timber such as – oak, douglas fir and glu-lam frames, provides a low impact modern form of construction with great

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Timber Building Design,Oak,douglas fir,glu-lam frames,contemporary,historic buildings

Heavy metal – lasts forever…

Well it does if cared for and designed properly. Atkinson Architects knowledge of how to repair traditional cast and wrought ironwork using the best methods and techniques as approved by Historic England. Beautiful filigree, ornate metalwork installations found on many listed buildings require special care to protect their longevity.  Similarly, on bespoke contemporary projects, we

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Metalwork Design Salcombe Devon

Heritage management plans on-site

At Atkinson Architects we have a selection of listed building projects that are in progress as we move from Spring into Summer.  Restoration and extensions to Georgian villas and Sixteenth Century thatched longhouses are all underway in Devon.  We have a great understanding and a wealth of knowledge of how to design, detail and specify

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Thatched Sixteenth Century Cottage Conservation

Exceptional detailing and high quality materials

Atkinson Architects strive to create buildings with a sense of permanence and quality that improves with age. Many of our completed projects in Devon and Cornwall are used as exemplar models of architectural detailing and top-quality craftsmanship by construction organisations and European materials suppliers. The use of recyclable materials such as timber, copper, zinc and lead is

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Green roof onto of summerhouse overlooking Salcombe estuary

Steps & Staircase Design

A selection of our recently completed projects focussing on different types of steps. Always a great design opportunity, ranging from contemporary, minimalist through to traditional joinery and metalwork. Whether they are external garden steps or internal staircase, our emphasis will always be on high-quality materials and exquisite detailing. The projects shown here include Plymouth limestone,

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Georgian stairs looking down
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