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Tim Chetham: Award Winning Architects Practice Based in Arnside, on the Edge of the Lake District

Chetham Architecture Design is an award winning Architects practice based in Arnside, on the edge of the Lake District. CAD can provide the full range of architectural services from conception through to completion.
Services include: Measured Surveys, Planning Applications, Listed Building Consent, Building Regulations, Tender Action and Contract Administration.

Tell us about yourself?

I studied Building Construction at College, before going on to study Architecture at University. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Plymouth University (RIBA Part I), a Bachelor of Architecture from Hull School of Architecture (RIBA Part II) and an Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice (RIBA Part III). As well as being a Registered Architect (Arb), I am also a Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT). This combination of the art and science of architecture means that I can offer clients advice on all aspects of building construction and design.

If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?

Stick to your beliefs and strengths – quality not quantity.

What problem does your business solve?

Chetham Architecture Design provides bespoke solutions for private clients looking to extend or renovate their existing property, or build an entirely new home.

What is the inspiration behind your business?

Chetham Architecture Design was established in 2004, with the aim of providing a more personal service than larger practices in the area.

What is your magic sauce?

CAD takes a personal approach to every commission and clients are guided through each stage of the building design process.

What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?

The aim is continue providing high quality designs, which not only satisfy the client’s brief, but also help to protect the environment and contribute to a sustainable future.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?

The financial crisis of 2008 was a challenge, having only just established the practice; however the lessons learnt then have helped the practice survive for over 15 years.

How do people get involved/buy into your vision?

If you are looking for some inspiration for your own project, or if you just have an interest in architecture and sustainability, you can follow @ChethamArchitectureDesign on Facebook and Instagram.

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