Kay Pilsbury Thomas Architects is a family practice of Chartered Architects and Interior Designers passionate about historic buildings and the stories they tell. We have dedicated our studio to working with old and listed buildings. These vary in type from Country Houses to Town Houses, Cottages, Barn Conversions, Manor Houses, Hotels, Schools and Churches to name a few! We specialise in high quality conversions, extensions and adaptations to historic buildings of all shapes and sizes.
KPT work on projects in the whole of Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London. We are familiar with many of the Conservation Officers and Planners in these areas and have a select, high-quality list of local Craftsmen & Builders to ensure your building is finished to a superb standard.
If you like what you see, please contact us for a free initial visit to your property. We can then chat through all the ideas and will follow this up with a quote and explanation of the process.
It’s business as usual!
As Architects and Designers we are lucky that our design and admin work can carry on as always, by being done remotely and our KPT studio barn is in Sibyl’s paddock in the open countryside, so she is there every weekday to take your calls as usual!
We are following the Government Recommendations and this is being reviewed and updated daily. Do check our facebook page too for updates and the Government website: www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
All our Architectural Designers are working remotely on their KPT laptops, with full access to the server and they are drawing and working away as usual.
We have full email contact and if you ring the studio, you can be transferred to all staff members/designers.
For existing projects: All the design work and applications can then be done remotely and there is no need to visit at all.
Site visits to Construction sites/buildings are still taking place as required, keeping 2m distance outside, disinfecting hands before and after.
Planning Departments are currently operational and open, as are Construction Sites.
For New jobs/projects: We can easily quote and communicate remotely. Please just send us an email with photos and an agents plan (if you have one) and a description of the works you would like to do.
If required, Sibyl can visit until further notice or Government restrictions, and we can stay outside and keep 2m distance, disinfecting hands before and after. If you need us to go inside, we can do this without touching anything, wearing gloves and masks & disinfect our hands/feet with 70% alcohol spray, whilst keeping a distance. We will also check with you on the morning of the meeting that we/you & relatives are currently not high-risk and are currently showing no symptoms anyone is aware of.
For measured surveys of existing buildings, measuring outside is happening wearing gloves and masks, and if we need any internal dimensions we are asking owners to confirm those rooms only needed for the application, unless the building is vacant.
We are all still working hard on all our projects and are currently busy, as thankfully Architecture to date seems to be weathering the storm due to its remote design nature.
We hope this reassures you, do give us a call or email!