AECB Member Services : ARB Architecture

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Principal Contact Alex Bolt R.I.B.A.
Address Fullers Mill Tuck Mill Farm Childswickham Road, Broadway Worcestershire WR12 7HB England
Phone 08456 802915
Website www.arbarchitecture.com

Legal Details

Date established 2011
Legal status Sole Practitioner
Membership of Professional Bodies ARB, R.I.B.A
Number of People in the business 1

Profile : ARB Architecture

Business Sector

Building design/project management

Business description

ARB Architecture is an R.I.B.A. Chartered Architects Practice with offices in Salcombe in Devon and in Broadway in the Cotswolds. The practice is ideally located to serve Devon and Cornwall together with the Cotswolds and Worcestershire.

The practice has acquired a specialised knowledge in conservation architecture and has invaluable experience in repairing and extending listed buildings and domestic housing.

Alex Bolt R.I.B.A., is the enthusiastic principal who over the last 15 years has gained considerable experience in sustainability, designing new build projects, extensions, conservation, hotel and restaurant refurbishments. Alex believes in providing a value for money and efficient quality design service by qualified professionals.

The practice has been working extensively on projects for the National Trust over the past 5 years and is currently dealing with a variety of projects for them. With this relationship and working partnership with the National Trust the practice can provide invaluable help to those considering repairs or alterations, conversions or extensions to historic and listed buildings.

The practice has successfully designed and built a number of contemporary houses and offer a bespoke design service. The practice presently works for a number of regional developers, Housing Associations and private individuals.

We would be pleased to provide initial advice over the telephone without obligation or charge, whether it is the next ‘Grand Design’s’ or on-going maintenance work to your historic property, call 0845 680 2905 for the Devon & Cornwall Office or 0845 680 2915 for the Worcestershire & Cotswolds Office. Or why not drop an email enquiry to info@arbarchitecture.com.

Profession

Architect

Main business activities

  • Architecture
  • Project Management
  • Planning & Detailed Design

Environment

Company philosophy

ARB Architecture Environmental Policy Statement

1. The Workplace:

The practice is committed to providing a quality service in a manner that ensures a safe healthy workplace for all employees, visitors and minimises our potential impact on the environment. The practice operates in compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and we strive to use pollution preventive measures and environmental best practices in all that we do.

The Practice will endeavour to:

1. Integrate the consideration of environmental concerns and impacts into all of our decision making and activities.
2. Promote environmental awareness amongst employees and encourage them to work in an environmentally responsible manner, such as by working electronically wherever and whenever it is safe and secure to do so, whilst ensuring that all key information is fully securely and backed up in accordance to the practices back up procedures.
3. Reduce waste through re-use and recycling and by purchasing recycled items such as consumables, for example our A4 & A3 paper is 100% recycled and office drawings pens are 98% recycled. In addition the practice will reduce waste further by purchasing recyclable or refurbished equipment, products and materials when these alternatives are available and economically feasible.
4. Ensure that all remaining waste will be collected by a suitable and responsible contractor.
5. Promote the efficient use of space heating, lighting, equipment, materials and resources including water, electricity, raw materials and other resources, particularly those that are non-renewable.
6. Purchase and use environmentally responsible product where economically feasible.
7. Include energy efficiency as one of the selection criteria when purchasing new equipment.
8. Avoid unnecessary use of hazardous materials and products, seek substitutions when feasible, and take all reasonable steps to protect human health and the environment when such materials must be used, stored and disposed of.
9. Where required by legislation or where significant health, safety or environmental hazards exist, develop and maintain appropriate emergency response programmes.
10. Communicate our environmental commitment to clients, customers and the public and encourage them to support it.
11. Strive to continually improve our environmental performance and minimise the social impact and damage of activities by periodically reviewing our environmental policy in light of our current and planned future activities.
12. Use public transport in preference to travel by car wherever it is possible and effective to do so.

Alex Bolt R.I.B.A. is responsible for monitoring that the workplace policy is being implemented and it is his duty to ensure the environmental workplace policy is explained to all new employees.

ARB Architecture : Projects

Pilchards Corner, Port Isaac, Cornwall

Project Date 2014
image of Pilchards Corner, Port Isaac, Cornwall
aims This Grade II listed property has been used as a form of
residential accommodation since the mid 20th century and
is part of the National Trust property portfolio, falling into the
tenanted estate. The property had remained empty for a
number of years and more recently had been used as a
set for the ITV show Doc Martin. The property was an old
pilchard cellar, which was built in the early 19th century.
The works allow Pilchards Corner to be offered for rent by
the National Trust and provide a thermally improved Listed
building with renewable technologies.
measures Appointed to deal with the Listed Building consent for the
alterations and refurbishments, which included a number
of thermal upgrades, including an Air Source Heat Pump and Hybrid Thermal Insulation.
The application included the re-roofing to both adjoining
cottages and associated outbuildings. The replacement
tiles are to be traditional diminishing courses laid with
random width ‘delabole’ rag slate.

Teign Housing, Broadhempston

Project Date 2015
image of Teign Housing, Broadhempston
aims Six new affordable homes are taking shape in the
Devon village of Broadhempston. Teign Housing, ARB
Architecture have been working with Oakley Builders and
Broadhempston’s Community Land Trust and Parish Council
to deliver & build the homes that will provide a valuable
asset for the village.
Working closely with communities to provide homes
that meet the specific needs of a town or village is what
community projects are all about. By working with a
Community Land Trust, developments like this not only
provide affordable housing, but also help maintain the
local economy and sustainability of an area.
The new homes were designed to code 4 for sustainable homes which included the instillation of Air Source Heat Pumps.
Teign Housing’s investment in the scheme also included
levelling an area of land and improving access to the
neighbouring play area. Part of the land has also been
earmarked as a potential area for a new Village Hall.

Tuck Mill Farm, Broadway, Cotswolds

Project Date 2013
image of Tuck Mill Farm, Broadway, Cotswolds
aims A detached Cotswold stone house steeped in local history
and is found situated in the pretty Cotswolds village of
Broadway. It is understood that Francis Winnington, ‘Lord
of the Manor’, built Tuck Mill in 1640. The Tucking Mill was
leased for over a hundred years were they treated the
cloth produced with Fullers Earth that is found on the land.
In more recent times Tuck Mill has been used as a farm, with
its own farm shop selling smoked ham, cider, nuts, jams and
other produce from the farm, this was ceased in the 70’s,
when parts of the farm were sold off.
The house as it is today fronts onto a large garden; the
redundant orchard and associated land, the mill and farm
building have all been converted into residential properties
within the last 25 years. Tuck Mill is no longer an active farm,
but the main house remains little unaltered.
ARB Architecture are project managing on behalf of the
private clients. The design includes full Underfloor Heating System, which has been installed to specific specifications so that the future instillation of a Ground Source or Air Source Heat Pump can be retrofitted at any stage. Further improvements included high levels of insulation within the historic fabric utilising modern 'thinsulate' insulation.
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