Our Service

Have a project in mind? Whether it is a new-build, refurbishment, extension, house, studio or anything else, we can help in a variety of ways.

We have a great track record of getting planning permission on even the most challenging of sites. We take a considered approach to every planning application, building up a robust, policy-based submission strategy. We recommend undertaking a rigorous feasibility study at the outset. This helps to mitigate risk and exploit opportunity, be it financial, statutory, or time-based. Ultimately, time spent early on assessing the viability of the project will ensure the project achieves the best outcome possible. See how we can help each step of the way on our Self-Build Map. 

Feasibility Studies, Planning & Regulations

Design and Build

GreenTrace Architect works closely with Greenheart Sustainable Construction, a specialist contractor with a reputation for excellence in sustainable building. This relationship enables us to help you keep your project in-budget by providing cost estimates from the outset. Working with a sustainable building contractor also helps to improve the efficiency of design, certainty of cost and strength of relationships throughout.  

The Design Process

For us, design is a shared enjoyable creative process. We believe that the best architecture evolves through strong collaborations, bringing together your aspirations with our skill and knowledge to create a communal vision. We listen, we are professional, and we care about the details. As a result, we design thoughtful, high performance, buildings that work for you as well as the environment. 


Sustainability demands work of a high quality and is at the centre of everything we do, informing the way we work from start to finish and beyond. A successful low-impact building is considered from all angles; we understand how decisions made at the outset can affect the potential to create truly high-performance, low-impact buildings. GreenTrace Architect are proud to be a member of The Green Register, regularly taking part in new training and research to build better, more sustainable buildings.

"At the beginning of our self-build journey we were both excited and daunted by the prospect of building our own home. Josh made the journey seamless and enjoyable. We gained planning consent for a replacement dwelling with almost twice the amount of space and passed building control with ease. The technical drawings for the build were very detailed and comprehensive, giving us a great degree of certainty and efficiency for our build. We are so glad we embarked on this journey with GreenTrace."  

"Bless you for designing my beautiful home. All day the house is a joy to me."

"Josh really listened and  his enthusiasm made the process very enjoyable. We thought we knew want we wanted, but Josh came up with something far better and simpler that ticked all the boxes and much much more! "


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