A lifetime of learning

From an early age, through a shared exposure to National Trust houses and historical sites with over-eager parents, both Tobias and Nick were introduced to architecture in its many forms, styles and scales.

Now, with extensive experience of working on historic, listed and contemporary buildings, in conservation settings and areas of outstanding natural beauty, we have projects spanning the Cotswolds, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Bath, North Somerset, Bristol, Dorset, West Sussex and London.

Clients include private individuals, schools and businesses as well as the Goodwood Estate, the Shaftesbury Estate and the Belmont Estate.

We believe that we can continue to learn from traditional building techniques and natural materials which are often adaptable, create long term value and resilience, and improve both the quality of life for their occupants and of their locations.

We give careful consideration to the provenance of products and materials and endeavour to source those that create the minimum environmental impact in their manufacture, lifetime, and future re-use.

We seek to include and enhance the biodiversity of sites, consider ways to maximise the efficiency of the processes involved in projects, eliminate waste where possible and look to incorporate micro-renewable technologies – liaising with specialist consultants to investigate the most appropriate and efficient solutions.


The Team


Interior Designer

Nicholas Tomlinson


Joe Young



Some of what we do


With you step by step

Step 1


No commitments, no cost, just a simple conversation to better understand your thoughts.
Step 2

Your Needs

Capturing your requirements, helping establish potential costs and the project structure.
Step 3

The Brief

Turning your requirements into a working brief that allows us to explore key details and techniques.
Step 4


Using the agreed brief to explore ideas and approaches in the form of conceptual designs and sketches.
Step 5


Taking the concepts further to look at how space and light can being used, focusing on how people interact.
Step 6

Developed design

The next level of design, adding the critical details that inform the planning process.
Step 7


Detailed technical working drawings are produced to comply with building regulations.
Step 8


Oversee the tendering process to appoint a contractor, and administer the building contract.
Step 9


Reviewing all aspects of the delivery, checking compliance with the plans and giving you full confidence.
Step 10

In Use

We review with you post completion how the project has gone and how it is working out in use.

Views from Clients and Contractors

Having discussed the project with a number of other architects it was refreshing to find a contemporary but sensitive approach to the refurbishment of a historic building. Their attention to detail throughout the design, planning process and build was excellent.

B Arron

They have overcome many challenging planning issues and technical building problems, navigating the project team through historical building projects while keeping a keen eye on the clients’ wishes for design. It is a pleasure to work with them.

Tom Carter. Director, Stonewood Builders Ltd.