Small Home Schemes – Surrey Extremely compact 1 and 2 bed homes (1 bed 49msq, 2 bed 70msq) developed for ‘In-2-Space’ Housing. The scale of these homes provides the ability to unlock backland or marginal sites, whilst full Building Regulations compliance creates an appreciating asset for mortgage security. Helical screw piling, Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), Air Source Heat pumps and PV panels make these homes super-efficient and quick to construct. Altogether a uniquely attractive, affordable housing solution.
New Dwelling – Warwickshire A retirement bungalow set in the rear garden of a couples long term dwelling. The shell construction is entirely made of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), with exposed Glulam beams supporting the SIPs roof. The elevations are clad in a mixture synthetic render and Cedar boarding, whilst the single ply roof is covered in Sedum. This extremely energy efficient build is partially sunk into the hillside site, and with its Green roof, minimises the visual impact of this small but prominent site on the entrance to the village.
Flat Development – Hemel Hempstead This £2.5 million project was completed for Dacorum Borough Council on a Design and Build basis for Keepmoat Ltd. It involved the complete refurbishment of the existing 1950’s apartment block and the construction of 6 one and two bed units on the roof. The refurbishment took place while existing occupants were in residence and involved 26 new balconies, new composite aluminium doors and windows, new insulated roofing and over cladding the whole building with insulated board cladding and synthetic render.
Poplar Farm – Bedfordshire. A Listed timber frame barn complex, with numerous single and two storey structures, converted to five individual dwellings. The conservation and restoration works externally are complimented by the use of modern materials such as glass and steel inside the buildings, producing contemporary interiors for which South Beds District Council issued a Design Award.
Pentelowes Barn – Warks A contemporary domestic conversion of a 19th century complex of Listed barns, comprising a 5-bedroom house, office space, and various outbuildings. The original timber structure has been restored and complimented by the insertion of exposed steel structure supporting the new steel, glass and timber stairway, bridge and gallery, and the new first floor. Existing openings have been fully glazed to maximise natural light. The conversion exceeds the standards of Building Regulations and utilises features such as rainwater harvesting to create an environmentally aware, sustainable family dwelling.
Roland and Sevil Lloyd-Thomas formed LLOYD-THOMAS ARCHITECTS in 2002, having previously worked with numerous private practices in Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Shropshire. As established Architects with a combined experience of over 50 years, their past and present workload has enabled them to gain design skills and first-hand knowledge of most building sectors, with projects throughout the Midlands and further afield.
Being well-resourced and technically advanced, the practice is able to provide high levels of architectural service, attention to detail and individual solutions to private and corporate clients alike.
The Directors background and close working relationship provides a unique balance of imaginative design and practical, cost sensitive solutions. This, together with the ability to form an effective affiliation with clients, enables them to provide bespoke environments directly relevant to the brief. These principals are at the core of this award winning Warwickshire based ‘RIBA Chartered Practice’.