We believe that all good design starts with the end user. Too often we find that spaces are an afterthought that do not fit the needs of the user. The outside can look amazing but once inside they can feel large and uninviting, small and cramped with little light, unpractical, and the needs and use of the space often overlooked.
We spend over 90% of our time inside, so it’s important that we design our spaces, and interior products to ensure increased health, to stimulate creativity, comfort, wellness, and encourage positive behaviour.
The first step involves an initial consultation to understand your vision and requirements. We will then undertake rigorous research, working with you to offer solutions for transforming the places, we live, work, play and learn into spaces and products that promote human health and wellbeing, whilst at the same time being comfortable, aspirational and functional.
The constraints of a building and vision for the project, all have a unique design and character which requires a bespoke approach to ensure its’ success.
Depending on the complexity of the project our in-house team of designers and architects will collaborate with our trusted specialists, such as landscape designers and planning consultants to put together detailed drawings and plans and gain planning approval for larger scale projects.
We undertake work for both commercial and residential clients.
The role buildings can play in human health and wellbeing has never been more evident or more important. Thanks to an evolving evidence base, we understand about the relationship between the physical environment and human health more than ever before. We know how to create spaces that enhance – rather than hinder – health and wellbeing. We can measure – and then improve – the quality of our air, water and light. We can design environments that fuel our bodies, move us, keep us connected, inspire our best work and facilitate a good night’s sleep.
We have set up our joinery workshop to offer more sustainable options to our clients than we can find on the market. We can make all joinery items for your interior including kitchens, bedroom or office, pieces of furniture and individual items, working with not only wood but many other sustainable materials. We can also project manage the fit out of the space to ensure the smooth running and timely completion.
We consider both the human and environmental aspect at every stage in the life cycle of the materials and products we use, from the raw material extraction through to the end of the product’s life. Adopting circular processes within our work we are striving to eradicate using polluting materials and to moving manufacturing to a circular way of working where waste is reused and repurposed, where what we produce will stand the test of time and enable numerous lifecycles.
The WELL Building Standard (WELL) focuses on the people in the building and each feature is designed to address issues that impact the health, comfort or knowledge of occupants. Many features intended to improve health are supported by existing government standards or other standard-setting organizations. Some features are intended to change behaviour through education and corporate culture, providing, for example, information and support for making positive lifestyle choices.
Following both our Sustainable and wellbeing philosophy in all ensures the best outcome for you and the planet.
To live is to remain alive, to experience, to learn, to love, to create.
It’s also about making one’s home in a particular place or with a particular person. With true meaning and purpose we can focus not only on eating, shelter and water but also mental health and our happiness.
There are many ways in which the environment and how we live is crucial to our wellbeing and effects how we live. At the most rudimental level, the ecosystem sustains and contains our society and economy. A functioning ecosystem is a prerequisite to human wellbeing. Beyond this broad sense in which the environment is fundamental to our lives, there is now an emerging body of evidence that suggests that the local environment, and particularly natural environments, meet a wide range of human needs and promote wellbeing. Nature instils a sense of meaning, and is a significant component of wellbeing, with its role providing a range of benefits including making us more reflective, contributing to our personal growth, inspiring awe and evoking a feeling of wholeness and belonging.
Our whole ecosystem and wellbeing is threatened by our consumption rates, the toxic materials we use in the built environment, and the waste that is created. Traditional healthcare delivery systems primarily focus on addressing health after people have already become sick. With rising costs and the increased burden of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, people are turning to more lifestyle-oriented and preventative approaches to health. The WELL Building Standard is founded on the understanding that facets of our environment interact with personal, genetic and behavioural factors to shape our overall health and wellbeing. WELL recognises that many behaviours are subconsciously dictated by external cues, and thus it carefully considers interactions between humans and the built environment that shape not only our physical health but also our behaviour.
Each feature of the WELL Building Standard is ascribed to the human body systems that are intended to benefit from its implementation and, each feature’s impact is considered on the following categories of body systems:
10 Criteria for considering;
The ultimate in living and wellbeing is achieved when you design and create the best built environments, and products and experiences to consider the following, in unity;