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"The main consideration of the new building was conservation, not aesthetic, but it works wonderfully well. The oak is already becoming silvery, chiming well with the surviving stone buildings and the light inside is just gorgeous, to die for. The monks would be amazed."

Jeremy Ashbee ~ Historic Properties Curator, English Heritage

“Davies Sutton have really enabled the building to function as a house in the 21st century”.

National Trust’s Committee for Wales

“...a beautifully crafted but simple reinstatement of what was there...”

Kevin McCloud ~ Grand Designs


Davies Sutton Architects are an award winning RIBA Chartered Practice with a strong reputation for conservation architecture and creative contemporary design. Established in 1993 as a partnership between Michael Davies and Kevin Sutton, we have over twenty five years experience of producing well considered architectural solutions throughout Wales and other parts of the UK. We are passionate about our heritage and the quality of good design, as well as how this impacts upon our environment. We aim to inspire our clients and carefully guide them through the design and building process so that we can both be proud of what we have created. Our studio provides an enthusiastic team with specialist expertise in a range of skills, working in conservation, education, community, leisure and residential. We deliver hard working, creative and committed professionalism on all projects, and pride ourselves on 'listening' to our clients and ensure that the results exceed their expectations. 


The practice advocates a philosophy that all new buildings and alterations to existing buildings should clearly be of their time - an approach that often involves finding new expressions for traditional forms that are relevant to 21st century building. This is achieved through the company’s sound knowledge of the evolution of construction methods and the built environment. Innovative solutions to the most challenging of design problems are provided by combining these aspirations with sound environmental principles. 

We provide: 

  • Architectural design services from inception and feasibility stages to construction and occupancy, for new buildings in sensitive settings, including historic, social and environmental;

  • Sustainable ‘low energy – long life’ solutions, designed to capture the positive climatic conditions of daylight, ventilation and passive solar gain, which in combination with natural and renewable materials reduce carbon usage;

  • Specialist services in relation to our built heritage e.g. Quinquennial Inspections and Condition Surveys, Conservation Plans, Heritage Impact Assessments and Expert Witness advice.

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