Reservoir House is a domestic property located on the Northern border of the Lake District National Park. The aim of this project was to increase the thermal performance of the building to reduce its carbon footprint and to modernise the interior while preserving the charm of the property. To meet these objectives, Hickman & Smith Architects proposed three glazed additions to the property. These will pro-vide thermal insulation to the walls they protect, solar heat gain, and thermal airlocks to entrances, whilst retaining visibility of the cottage’s stone wall construction.
Location: Lake District
Status: RIBA Stage 03
The approachability of Adam, David, and their colleagues was very helpful for us. It was useful to have their take on our ideas-validating them or where they felt necessary challenging them. This was done in a constructive way.
My experience of Hickman and Smith could not have been better. The result of their effort is just terrific.
Outstanding service. Professional and innovative. Listened to our wishes. Great results. David and Adam provided a very professional service throughout our project.
They were innovative in their approach and suggested a range of design and layout options that my wife and I had not even realised would be possible.
We used Hickman & Smith for our project. They came up with a number of ideas to create the space and feel we were after. David Gladstone was unfailingly patient. Fees were fair and transparent.
No hesitation in recommending to others.
My go to architects for any project of any size.
Brilliant from day one to completion.
Hickman and Smith have creatively designed us a comfortable 3 bedroom home including very usable rooms with storage upstairs where we only expected a loft space.
The end result is a very special ‘forever’ home in a lovely rural setting.