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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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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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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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