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Steve Jackson Design is a residential architect in Essex, expertly designing new houses, including large and small extensions at the front, rear, side and in the loft. We redesign existing houses to improve useable space; carry out detailed designs for all types of refurbishments, often in listed buildings and conservation areas. We have designed garden rooms and leisure suites, incorporating saunas, plunge pools and even table tennis rooms.
We’ve been the local residential architect in Essex for refurbishments, conversions, new build schemes and extensions at numerous properties. A selection from our portfolio is shown in this section.
On many projects, we help the client procure the services of other professionals to assist us in the architectural design, structural maintenance and services for the building.
As architects in Essex, we enjoy planning and creating new buildings, free of the constraints of existing structures. We can fully express the client’s design aspirations and maximise the potential of a project. The residential architectural projects that are shown in this section range from a ‘leisure suite’ built into a cliff, to new detached houses. Two in Watford were deliberately designed in different architectural styles to attract different markets. We are currently designing detached houses on two sites in Essex, with the completion of the final houses, of a group of five, in Norfolk.`
Refurbishments and conversions are usually a challenge for most architects, as we are often limited, especially in the case of listed buildings, to what may be achieved. As a conservation architect in Essex, we have a good record of gaining listed building consent, working with conservation officers and others, to achieve the best solution. We aim to maximise daylighting, views; retaining period features and enhancing them where appropriate. We have close professional ties with an experienced historic building consultant, with whom we have collaborated on several projects.
We recently completed a residential scheme for Learning Disabilities flats in a remarkably poor 1950’s building in Ingatestone for Essex Housing. The elevational changes to the fenestration and materials have radically changed the appearance of the building. Three small extensions help achieve the required floor space for this specialist housing. We have good experience of accessible design and also student housing, whether multiple-unit sites or individual houses.
We design many extensions, small, medium and large, to people’s homes, in some cases doubling the floor area. We aim to challenge the client’s ideas (in the nicest possible way!) to test various functional and sustainable solutions – whilst they’re on paper before the building process starts. It is vital to explore creative options at the design stage, as changes to a project, whilst a builder is on site, can be very expensive!
The RIBA Outline Plan of Work is part of the mindset of an architect and most other professionals involved in the construction industry and is woven into our architectural processes. The RIBA Plan of Work organises briefing, designing, constructing and operating building projects into stages, detailing the tasks required at each stage.
We provide a personalised scope of service from start to finish, from strategic briefs, through the design concepts, construction and handover, supporting you at every stage. We collaborate with you and the design team to develop designs, manage the planning process, review legal and building control requirements and oversee construction.
Please take a look at our architecture projects below, and consider Steve Jackson Design when looking for an architect in Essex. We look forward to hearing from you soon!