Contemporary Architecture | Traditional Craftsmanship
We are award winning architects, craftsmen and craftswomen who can transform your ideas into reality.
We specialise in the repair and creative adaption of a wide range of historic and modern buildings. Whether that’s a small contemporary house extension, grand design, or sensitive repair and restoration of your historic or listed property we can use our creative skills, collaborative approach, cost control knowledge and 20+ years experience to provide you with a streamlined and hassle free process.
How does our approach benefit you?
We manage everything from design to completion - saving you time, money and stress
Experience to creatively unlock listed buildings for modern living
Adept at resolving complex planning issues
Complete transparency and control of cost throughout the project
Extensive knowledge & Understanding of historic buildings
In house skilled craftsmen and craftswomen
George started his career in the early 1990’s working hands on for various building conservators in Devon and Somerset. This sparked an interest in the careful and sympathetic repair of old buildings that has informed all his subsequent work. After qualifying as an architect, he assisted on the Millennium Project to restore Bath’s historic spas.
Moving to Bristol, he worked for Architecton on a diverse range of projects that required the detailed repair and adaption of many significant historic buildings, often carefully weaving in contemporary alterations to unlock new uses. These ranged from bespoke domestic projects, to community buildings, museums and the conversion of Bristol Zoo’s Grade II listed gorilla house. Rewardingly, several of these projects removed buildings from Historic England’s ‘At Risk Register’ and also won established industry awards.
George is an Architect Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC) and has a background in self build. The practical aspect of building his own designs to a budget, honed his belief that design and construction should go hand in hand to simplify what can be a complex process. By combining his design skills with Corbel’s costing, project management and traditional construction skills, provides that streamlined process, taking projects through all stages from inception to completion.
Initial meeting, preferably on site, to hear your ideas and offer initial advice.
Develop the brief with you. Carry out a measured & drawn survey. Explore and develop initial concept ideas using models and drawings.
Develop and agree the design and budgets. Submit to the Local Authority all documentation required for planning.
Agree all details and produce all technical drawings necessary for construction and submission of Building Regulations. Agree costs.
Our dedicated site manager and craftsmen and craftswomen will construct the agreed design with regular oversight from the architect.
Explain how to operate the building and be on hand for 12 months, should any problems be encountered.
This was my first experience of working with Corbel and it was a pleasure from beginning to end; from some difficult and substantial cost engineering work at post-tender stage to a speedy conclusion of the final account. I found them to be fair and straightforward throughout and both pro-active and timely in presenting variation cost information which was instrumental in allowing rapid decision making by the design team and avoiding delay and unexpected cost over-runs