Welcome to Build-Art.co.uk - the website of building designer Matt Robinson and his attached carpentry workshop.
Matt Robinson specialises in designing beautiful buildings that fit elegantly and respectfully into their specific landscape. See building a work of art.
Design work ranges from modest extensions to very considered new houses that have a minimal ecological footprint both in their construction and subsequent use (see houses and studios). Matt Robinson is a BREEAM qualified 'Codes for Sustainable Homes Assessor' and has spent all his working life trying to improve the environmental performance of his buildings.
Once a design has been agreed with the clients & local authority, we then offer a complete drawings & model making service which will take a project through the planning application process, subsequent building control hurdle and in some cases to detailed working drawings stage for bespoke components.
Unlike most architects working in Britain today, Matt Robinson is a craftsman taught building designer and the principle end product is the building rather than the building contract. He maintains the running of a workshop, which currently focuses on making garden carpentry and timber bridges, although the workshop will make signature components for interesting buildings in other materials such as reinforced concrete or unbaked earth.