Bespoke Homes From Design to Completion

The Importance of Good Design

The home represents independence, security and comfort and it is at the centre of most of our aspirations. It is not surprising therefore that one of the primary motives for building your own home is the opportunity to design it exactly as you require it.

For most people, building your own home is a once in a lifetime project so it’s important to get the style, layout and structure right first time round – that’s why good design is vital. If you don’t get it right first time then you may find yourself having to undertake costly building work in the future. Considerate, bespoke design is the means of satisfying all the unique factors of your plot and your way of living.

What makes a good design?

We believe that a good design is one that satisfies all the needs of those who will live in it and takes account of the site, the planning criteria and the budget. Considerate, intelligent and creative design is the means to achieving your vision and lies at the heart of everything we do.

Design & Materials believes passionately about good design and that every detail of your new home should be an expression of your vision and desires, your surroundings, your lifestyle and your budget. If you are interested in us designing your new home or want to know more about our unique service, call us on 01909 531 454 or contact us by email.

Design Considerations

  • The plot itself
  • Your aspirations and wish list
  • Your ‘Must Haves’ and ‘Would Likes’
  • Flair, creativity and experience
  • Meeting the planning requirements
  • A visually appealing building

  • Impact of surrounding buildings
  • Blending the external appearance with the internal layout
  • Energy efficiency and sustainability
  • ‘Buildability’ and Building Regulations compliance
  • Ability to keep the budget in mind
  • Thorough understanding of the Planning constraints and opportunities

Over the last four decades, Design and Materials have created hundreds of beautiful homes for clients. For discussions about Design, please contact our Head of Design, Beverley Pemberton on 01509 531454,

Example designs

Example 1 – Echoes of New England

Designing for a plot by the sea Click here to view

Example 2 – Cutting edge contemporary design

For a sloping site Click here to view

Example 3 – A pretty cottage for a Conservation Area

 Traditional Design Click here to view

Choosing the right materials to match your design

If design is the expression then materials are the statement. Our Design Studio can create the most inspiring of designs for you but if the choice of materials is not sympathetic and compatible with your design then your new home will never look or feel right.  Our Materials Manager, Dan has over 30 years’ experience of helping clients choose their materials and will patiently guide you through your options and cost them for you.

Quality materials and finishing are things you can’t always touch but you can feel. These choices go far deeper than tactile or visual appeal and create the reassuring ambience that makes a true home; a home that is individual, welcoming, comfortable and relaxing.