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Finding the right Architect to build a house worth coming home to is a pivotal moment in your project.


If the idea of home is at the heart of your build, you’re in the right place.


You’re here to seek out someone who can not only design a beautiful, functional building, but become a partner in your build – someone who understands your life and is as passionate as you are about designing a house worth coming home to.

You walk into your home & relax.
In this place, all is well.
Life is as it should be.

Hunter Architects & Planners works with a small number of clients each year to explore and create perfect design solutions that meticulously respond to the demands and occasions of everyday life.

Our clients are parents, couples, retirees and individuals. Binding them all is the belief that life is for living and so is building a home that helps you to enjoy it. Design-conscious and family-orientated, they seek an Architect who understands their drive to create a home that improves their lives.


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We ensure working with us is the effortless, professional experience you’ve been anticipating, one that delivers excellence at every turn.

Why Work With An Architect


There will be a myriad of people involved with your project. You may have some lined up already. Planners, surveyors, builders, interior designers and so on, will all play a part.

There will be a myriad of people involved with your project (and you may have some lined up already). Your architect is the tailor of your build.

We design the pattern that informs the planners, builders, the interior designers, the Council and how the budget is allocated. We work with you to ensure the fit is just so, and we adjust it until it’s right.

In a sense, we’re translators. We take that idea in your head, on the back of an envelope or in a meticulously planned journal, and build a blueprint for making your dream home a reality.

We get precise about the details. We get fastidious about the dimensions. We balance ideas with obligations. We maximise the effect, remain mindful of the budget and add value to your build so you’re left with a home that will serve you for years.

It Shows Passion And Vision

I am impressed with a project that shows such vision and thought. Well thought through to produce an ambitious, but very workable proposal. Its uniqueness stems from its incorporation of some of the best ideas from some of the best sites across the country, not always achieved in just one venue. It shows passion and vision.

Chief Executive – Countryside Foundation

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Sits Comfortably Within The Streetscape

Designing an individual home which sits comfortably within the streetscape can be a difficult task — but it’s a balance which this contemporary self-build, with its steep-pitched gable ends and considered palette of render, stone and brick cladding, has successfully achieved.

Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine

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I Was Blown Away - Very Beautiful

I was blown away I could immediately see it is not only very innovative but also very beautiful, to drive out of my house and see this would be as good a start to my day as I can think of.

A Ellen, Neighbour

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Integrity Of Design

By sticking to their guns, and putting a lot of effort into planning, Hunter Architects have achieved a practical contemporary home on an extremely difficult site. Regardless of the various objections, they were confident in the integrity of their design, and were right not to be swayed.

Build It Magazine

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An Exceptional Building Project

Wow what an exceptional building project, this looks an amazing and contemperory build, this would complement any village and we would be very lucky to have such a build in our village.

B James, Neighbour

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How refreshing to see a proposal that fully embraces contemporary design whilst giving a nod to local materials. I’m pleased to see that the inclination to replicate the building next door has been avoided in pursuit of a more visually exciting proposal. Bravo!

H Mackenzie, Neighbour

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Exceptional Quality

…it is considered that the proposal is a building of exceptional quality that is rarely achieved and should represent an exceptional case for consideration.

Planning Officer

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Nicely Sits On The Plot

It’s really nice to see something that is completely different to these horrible little boxes that everyone is building. How nicely it sits on the plot with the trees and it looks as if it has always been there.

D Seaby, Neighbour

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The Highest Standards In Architecture

It is considered that the proposed dwelling represents a very high quality and innovative design which reflects the highest standards in architecture and would significantly enhance its immediate setting whilst being sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local area.

Planning Officer

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Working with us


Before we begin, we get to know you. An in-depth, informal meeting ensures we grasp exactly what you’re looking for and understand the context of your project from all angles. No stone is left unturned as we fully align our design expertise with your vision.

Natural communications, we’ll be kept informed at every stage of design or planning development. Our approach is innately collaborative and you’re at the centre of the process.

We work closely with a range of expert builders and local craftsmen offering skills such as joinery, ironmongery, internal doors, sanitary ware, bespoke kitchens and windows. As part of our service, we would look to introduce and integrate these aspects into the early design stages.

Project Elements

There are many things to consider when undertaking a housing project. These useful guides will guide you in the right direction.


Barn Conversions

Creating a new home by converting an existing building.

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Garden Rooms/Orangeries

Let in the light and open up your home in by adding a bespoke Orangery or Garden Room.

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Speculative Residential

Project for planning approval only or for designs when there is no specific end user.

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Useful Information

There are many things to consider when undertaking a housing project. These useful guides will guide you in the right direction.


Lifetime Homes

Lifetime Homes is a concept to develop flexible and adaptable homes which incorporate elements to support the changing needs of individuals and families at different stages of life.

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Secured By Design

Secured by Design is an official UK Police initiative which focuses on crime prevention at the design, layout and construction of homes.

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The LABC Partner Scheme

The LABC Partnership scheme enables us to have a one-to-one working relationship with the local authority.

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Useful Information

There are many things to consider when undertaking a housing project. These useful guides will guide you in the right direction.


Improving Existing Homes

The BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment scheme is the industry standard certification process for improving existing homes.

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A Paragraph 55 Home

A paragraph 55 home relates to a home that is approved under the policy outlined in Paragraph 55 of the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework).

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Green Belt & Your Home

The restrictions and opportunities for homes located in the Green Belt.

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Get Started

This is personal, so we recommend meeting face-to-face for a head-to-heart discussion. We want to grasp exactly what you’re looking for while understanding more about what is achievable in time, space and budget.

A phone call sets everything in motion. Call us on 0161 926 9039 today.

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