About Us

The practice of Peter Eldridge Architect was established in 1996. We have a qualified staff experienced in Residential, Education, Conservation, Commercial, Industrial & Leisure Projects. The practice has carried out numerous projects both for individual clients and developers in the UK and Portugal.

Our aim is to provide an individual & personal service to all of our clients. We approach each project, from large residential developments & school projects, to individual houses, domestic extensions & Portuguese farmhouse renovations with equal professionalism and enthusiasm whilst ensuring high quality design & detailing to suit each individual clients budget.

Services

  • Surveys
  • Computer Aided Drawing Design
  • Feasibility studies
  • Master Plans
  • Building Designs
  • Interior Designs
  • Planning Applications
  • Construction Drawings & Specifications
  • Design & Build Packages
  • Project & Construction Management
  • Building Conservation - Listed Buildings
  • Overseas Developments

Sustainability

We are very aware of sustainability issues and actively encourage alternative more ecological methods for both construction and energy requirements. Limiting our environmental ‘footprint’ has become an essential consideration at the beginning of each new project. Demand for buildings which can offer a reduced environmental impact together with lower running costs are now both essential factors at design stage. Working with the environment rather than against it.

One of our current overseas projects is the renovation/extention of a traditional Portuguese farmhouse in the Algarve. Structural walls have been retained where possible in order to benefit from the natural insulation values, where this was not possible we have introduced clay thermoplan blocks, a material which guarantees a high U thermal value, together with high thermal resistant window units which will reduce the need for air conditioning. A geothermal heat pump has been installed & connected to an underfloor heating system which will provide heating in the winter periods and cooling in the summer. To enable the swimming pool to be used in the cooler months a solar panel heating system is used to heat the pool water.