“What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?”
― Henry David Thoreau
We want to create buildings that minimise their negative impacts on the living world. We aspire to do things as sustainably as possible, within the constraints of the project. Whenever possible we choose to specify and work with materials that offer the highest environmental & sustainability credentials.
We want to make buildings that are healthy for the living world and that includes the people that stay in them! Where possible we select building products derived directly from natural raw materials because they have better environmental credentials, but are also because they are healthier for us to work with and our customers to live with.
We are conscious of the importance of indoor air quality and the effect it can have on health and wellbeing. Our buildings are designed with breathing walls that help maintain a healthy indoor climate. When choosing indoor finishes and treatments we look for those that are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
It is important to us that we try and conduct our business fairly and conscientiously. We work hard to find a balance between the needs and wishes of our clients, the aim of reducing negative impacts on the living planet, and the necessity of maintaining a business and earning our living.
We make a conscious choice to work on projects that can meet our values. We find our reward in making things that serve their purpose well. The things we make should possess intrinsic quality, imparted by the materials used and the way they are crafted. We strive to create beautiful things that are durable and long-lasting and are built in a way that minimises their harm to the living planet.