Design Guides

The practice has undertaken one Design Guide to date, for Bridgend County Borough Council, to assist them in managing a Conservation Area comprised of a listed terrace of early ironworkers’ houses at Tondu. While a Conservation Plan seeks to frame its recommendations, in the main, as guiding principles, and while a Design Guide might contain some of the same methodology used in a Conservation Plan, it is also usually expected to be more detailed and prescriptive.  There may for example, need to be drawings of joinery components such as approved window and door designs, and and there may need to be some outline specifications. We have already demonstrated that, as conservation architects, we are able to deliver such a document in situations where practical, and clearly set out and readily understood guidance – beyond the scope of a Conservation Plan – is called for.