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Brentwood Architects Practice, bespoke new homes & extensions

Settle and Green is a multi-disciplinary Chartered Architects Practice in Brentwood specialising in homeowner projects from: new builds to Built Heritage work, as well as home extensions and conversions.

Design Led Architecture

 Our experienced professional team consists of experts in Architecture, Planning, Heritage and Building Control.

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Brentwood Architects Practice - Designing bespoke, sustainable design-led solutions for our clients homes

Our Bespoke Architectural Design services in Brentwood allows you to realise the home of your dreams. It’s for the individual in you that aspires to a new or renovated home that adds to family life through its special qualities tailor-made for you.

From Cutting Edge Contemporary Architectural Design to Listed Buildings in Brentwood. We Design: New Build Houses, Extensions, Conversions and Renovations.

We specialise in all aspects of home owner projects, offering architectural services in an innovative and affordable way to our clients. We create inspirational family homes and work across Brentwood, in the green belt and conservation areas as well as the main town and surrounding villages.

Brentwood Architects Listed Building Conversion

Featured Services

Planning Applications in Brentwood

We work on all types of Planning Applications in Brentwood for homeowners and are part of the Brentwood Borough Council Agents Panel.  This includes pre-application enquiries, Full Applications and Permitted Development work. We also work in Brentwood's Conservation Areas and the surrounding Green Belt. As needed we prepare 2D drawings, 3D visualisation, Design & Access statements and Heritage Statements all in-house as part of our holistic design approach; tailoring documentation to support applications and our client’s needs.

Listed Building Consent Applications in Brentwood

With our in-house conservation expertise we also specialise in working on Listed Buildings in Brentwood. We have a detailed understanding of Brentwood's built heritage and our team's hollistic approach means Architecture and Conservation asr considered as one, preparing Heritage Statments in-house alongside the design development of a scheme. This methodology leads to the highest quality, site specific solutions that meeet the needs of our clients whilst also being informed by a detailed understanding of the significance of the asset.

Building Control Applications in Brentwood

We have a Partnership agreement with Brentwood Building Control Department which means all of our clients can access their services. We also have in-house Building Control specialist knowledge and work on all types of Full Plans Building Control Applications for our homeowner clients from the complexity of eco homes and sustainable retrofit through to the sensitive considerations related to Listed Building work as well as all type of home extension and conversions in between.

Hutton Mount House – Brentwood Architect

House transformation, extensions and alterations. Hutton Mount – Brentwood PROJECT AIMS The Client brief was for us to reimagine the property with a complete re-design which incorporated a number of extensions and redesign of the facades in order to create one holistic design solution. The interconnection of spaces, flow of the house and connection to …

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New Build House – Brentwood Architect

New Build House – Warley, Brentwood PROJECT AIMS This new five bedroom detached new build house was designed using a side garden plot to an existing property.  The aim of this project was to create a traditionally designed house that was in keeping with the surrounding area, to maintain the rhythm of the street scene …

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Listed Building Extensions – Brentwood Architect

Listed Building Extensions Brentwood – GREEN BELT PROJECT AIMS This project involved a two storey rear extension and single storey side extension together with interior changes to improve the flow and spatial arrangement of the house.  This listed building was under significant pressure due to its diminutive size and did not perform as a family …

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Green Belt Extension – Brentwood Architect

Two storey side extension – Warley, Brentwood – GREEN BELT Project Overview The brief involved a two storey extension to this property located within the Green Belt in Brentwood, in order to increase the livining accomodation of this period Victorian workers cottage.  The extension has been specifically designed to be subservient to the existing building …

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    Helen & Steve Hookings
    "Pure Genius"

    We sent Alan a brief and some pictures of what we would like to achieve with a loft lift prior to our meeting as our neighbours have had an overbearing loft conversion and we have lost privacy. By the end of the meeting and restricted by our budget Alan has come up with fabulous design. We had been told by a previous architect that it would be best knocked down and replaced with a new build in other words the easiest most expensive option! Thank you so much and can’t wait for the next stage meeting Alan.

    Matt Tansley
    "Innovative, professional approach"

    We have a 1960's chalet and having spent time and money on a number of architects and design companies, we eventually found Settle and Green. Following some really positive conversations on the phone we decided to appoint them for the initial design phase. Its the best decision we made.

    If you want someone who will genuinely listen to you in terms of what you are trying to achieve, bring an innovative , professional approach and outstanding technical knowledge to back it up then Alan Smith is your man.

    Judy Hussey
    "reflected our vision exactly"

    Alan worked with us on planning a total refurb for our 1950s house. His professionalism, attention to detail and accurate knowledge of the process we needed to follow were hugely valuable. He guided us and produced plans which reflected our vision exactly. Alan was also proactive with the local planning department in addressing issues raised which ultimately resulted in a successful application.

    Caroline & Mindaugas
    'I can't recommend Alan Smith highly enough'

    Alan provided a prompt, punctual and professional service throughout a very tricky case. He advised us on all the different aspects of planning for an outdoor structure which had been built. He recommended we try to obtain a certificate of lawfulness instead of full planning which we feared could get rejected. Alan drew up plans, submitted photographs and liaised with the Council in a challenging 'planning grey area' case.

    We were thrilled when the Council provided us with the Certificate of Lawfulness. We'd definitely use them again. Thank you so much Alan

    Michael & Irene
    'Throughout the whole process, Alan worked with ourselves and the council to ensure that we were kept informed every step of the way.'

    Living in a listed property we had struggled with planning applications in the past, having initial plans dismissed. We then turned to the services of Alan who came up with ideas that suited us and also satisfied the council and the conservation officer's concerns for extending a listed property.

    Throughout the whole process, Alan worked with ourselves and the council to ensure that we were kept informed every step of the way.

    I am pleased to say that we now have our lovely home that we never thought would be possible after the disappointment of previous rejections. I would highly recommend Alan and will definitely be in touch with him again if we need any assistance in the future.

    Leah & Michael Flack
    'Settle & Green were our first choice in architects due to their expertise with greenbelt and historical buildings. They did not disappoint!'

    Alan has researched into the planning history of the building, and strategically put together a strong case for our planning application. The weight of the argument to be allowed to extend onto greenbelt was clearly thought out and sensibly put to the local authority - resulting in it being approved.

    Every step of the process was professionally and seamlessly handled - Settle & Green took all of the stress out of the application. We have already recommended to friends and family as we are so happy with their work.