Located near Penrith in North Cumbria and with projects ranging from small scale, luxury barn conversions to large, opulent new builds, CDB are consistent in their pursuit of high quality, sustainable and contextually sensitive architecture.
Supported by a team of 35 highly skilled designers and craftsmen Malcolm Iredale, provides an exclusive level of expertise with regards to the appraisal and alteration of historic buildings and the production of architecturally honest, visually stimulating new builds.
Whilst CDB hold great value in the conservation and celebration of heritage assets they are certainly not shy of incorporating cutting edge materials and technologies into their designs. Indeed, sustainable technologies are one of the hallmarks of the CDB design approach with modern materials regularly and gainfully employed, often serving to contrast spectacularly with more traditional building elements.
The environmental impact of building design is under constant review at CDB, who lead by example by powering their offices and selected business vehicles using an on-site wind turbine. CDB also have operational biomass boilers, turf roofs and air source heat pumps at their offices, which provides the clients with the opportunity to see and understand the key technologies suitable to their designs.
Energy efficient solutions are investigated at every stage of the design process with clients opting for a range of environmental strategies. Successful design solutions have also included solar/PV technologies, solar gain/thermal massing configurations, inventive building fabrics and locally sourced, salvaged materials.
Along with their ecological credentials, what sets CDB apart from its competitors is the wealth of knowledge and expertise provided to its clients. This level of service ensures that their designs uphold the highest standards of integrity, provides a sure platform upon which they can execute their unquestionable flare for design and live up to their staff motto "Right, first time" - Crafting Cumbria’s Heritage.