Stephen Jeffrey Architects provide a professional, personal, high quality design service. We are happy to undertake most types of projects ranging from House Extensions & New Build dwellings, Commercial & Residential Developments, to Historic Buildings & Conversions.
We recognise each project is unique and any successful design solution will inevitably involve a design sensibility, an impartial problem solving ability, a close attention to detail and common sense.
Our particular specialism is historic & listed buildings and our thinking on the subject is contemporary and conservation based. Please refer to Historic Buildings
link. Of particular interest is how real modern design and sympathetic conservation can represent a historic buildings continued evolution resulting in an honest and evocative contrasting aesthetic.
The many ancient timber frame buildings of Essex & Suffolk never cease to amaze and delight.
Most of our work is in East Anglia, particularly the Braintree, Colchester, Maldon and Ipswich areas, although we are happy to work on projects further afield.
Being small means we can be 'flexible' and 'responsive' providing our services to suit your particular circumstances and requirements which, for example, might involve providing advice on the care and repair of a historic building, the hand-over of a set of drawings, the obtaining of Local Authority Approvals or our continued involvement during the build.
We do not believe in attaching an inflated value to what we do and so fees are reasonable, offering very good value for money for the quality service we provide. This ensures competitiveness. Fees are usually fixed, lump sum based, divided into a small number of stage payments so from the beginning Clients' have cost certainty.
Through our efforts we are steadily building a notable reputation with Clients, Builders and Local Authorities alike, and increasingly find work coming to us by recommendation.
Stephen Jeffrey BA (Hons) MA (RCA)Arch. RIBA
Stephen Jeffrey is a RIBA Chartered Architect and has been involved in the practice of architecture since 1981. After gaining a first class honours degree from the Polytechnic of Central London, he went on to study at the Royal College of Art and finally University College London, where he completed a detailed analysis of Somerset House, one of the country's finest Georgian buildings as part of the post-graduate 'Certificate in Architectural Practice & Management' (RIBA Part III).
During his time in London, he worked with some of the country's most significant architectural practices, including Peter Inskip & Peter Jenkins, Purcell Miller Tritton, RHWL & The Arts Team and John Miller & Sue Rogers.
Stephen has written about architecture for 'The Valuer' magazine and was previously a Director with an established Colchester based architectural practice. He lives outside Colchester in a Grade II* listed 15th century timber-framed house.