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Best Of Houzz 2017 | Customer Service Award

Wilde Architects has been awarded Best Of Houzz 2017 for Customer Service. The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually, customer service honours are based on several factors including the number and quality of client reviews a professional has received. ‘We are pleased to receive this award 2 years running and see it as a testimony to our client relationships and the organisation of the practice.’ Andy Wilde, Director of Wilde Architects Wilde…

House Extension & Adaption

House Extension & Adaption – Carr Head Lane

Replacing an out-dated extension and conservatory to create a new open-plan living space leading onto the garden. Integrating the new extension into the renovation of the existing home. Design Approach. After visiting the site, carrying out a survey and meeting with the Client we came up with a design which re-cycled under used rooms and re-planned circulation to make the most of the setting and the existing building. We developed…

New Build Holiday Home

New Build Holiday Home – Sain Y Mor

The design of a new-build, 4-bedroom family holiday home to make the most of coastal views, to maintain neighbours’ views and to sit comfortably in its context. Design Approach. Several design options were created to test layouts, spaces and aesthetics. 3D BIM (Building Information Modelling) was used to present alternative designs and the evolving appearance of the scheme to the Client. The final design was located on the same corner-footprint…

Prefab Summer House

Prefab Summer House – Glan Gors

The replacement of an existing annex to a holiday home, to create a comfortable and contemporary space to relax and enjoy the views.   Design Approach. We began by locating the replacement annex on the same footprint as the existing structure, saving costs by utilising the existing foundations and services infrastructure. We then provided several different design options to discuss with the Client. We wanted each layout to maximise views…

Office Renovation - Fairport House

Office Renovation – Fairport House

Total renovation and refurbishment of newly acquired 1840’s office building to create fresh and modern accommodation for an innovative engineering business. Design Approach. After taking a brief and understanding the history and previous works to the building, we created several options to rationalise the floor plans. Respecting the age and character of the building was important when developing the interior design. New kitchen facilities, sanitaryware, tiling and lighting added a…

Urban Green Infrastructure

                Wilde Architects attended Specifi Landscape Manchester. Presentation The event included an entertaining presentation by international speaker Dusty Gedge on Urban Green Infrastructure. Ideas from the presentation included: Using vegetation and green walls to cool buildings. Building bin stores with wild meadow roofs and habitat walls. Introducing stewardship into building and urban design. Vertical rain walls to reduce the flow of surface water into sewers. Green verges…

Wilde Architects | Light and space

House Extension, Hale

Single storey extension to the rear of a semi-detached property in Hale. The design opens up the back of the house to create a generous open-plan living area, containing a kitchen, utility, dining area and snug. A new downstairs WC has also been introduced beneath the stairs off the hallway. The space contains lots of natural light, with floor to ceiling glass on the rear elevation and two contemporary rooflights….

Office refurbishment and extension, Bredbury

Wilde Architects are currently progressing designs for the extension and internal re-modelling of this office building in Bredbury. The proposed design replaces a single storey projection at the front of the building with a portal-framed extension, following the profile of the existing industrial building. The angled glass facade create a functional and sculptural feature to the main frontage, addressing the main entrance and providing external shelter. New office space is created…

Summer workshop with RIBA + PLACED

Wilde Architects are supporting PLACED in working with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as they launch RIBA North a new international architecture centre on the Waterfront in Liverpool, including a programme for 14-18 year olds 23rd – 26th August. See full details here: http://www.placed.org.uk/summer-workshops-with-riba/

Pedestrian comfort

Wind Analysis

Wilde Analysis works closely with architects, developers and planning consultants to understand wind flows around new developments.   This allows early identification of potential issues with pedestrian safety and comfort and the evaluation of any necessary mitigation measures. Planning applications for large buildings in the urban environment often require wind microclimate assessment. Traditionally, this has been undertaken with wind tunnel testing of a scale model but computer simulation has now become…