SW Property Awards 2021

Architects Practice of the Year Category

"We are delighted to win a nomination for 'Architects Practice of the Year' in the South West Residential Property Awards 2021 at the Great Hall, Exeter University this week. It has been an intensely busy yet exciting 6 years so far and we look forward to unveiling some interesting new projects in the coming year. Thank you to all my clients, colleagues, friends and family who have been involved in this exciting journey so far. Thanks also to the high calibre of competing RIBA Chartered Architects this year and for maintaining such a fine contribution to architecture in the South West. Sending love, strength and warm wishes for the future years ahead."


Andrew Long 2021

SW LABC Awards 2020

Best Extension to a Dwelling Category

Nice to win an award nomination today for SW LABC 2020 building excellence award for best extension to a dwelling in St Andrew's Road, Exmouth. With thanks to all involved who made it reach fruition. Bit of a moral boost.. will be celebrating tonight!

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SW LABC Awards 2019

Best Extension to a Dwelling Category

A great double result at the LABC Built Quality Awards 2019 last week for Andrew Long Architects in the best extension to a dwelling category and also for other local South West Architects which yielded many finalist nominations in their busiest year for entries to date.


Thanks to all the Local Authority Building Control teams involved and in particular East Devon District Council for their invaluable help and support.  It is well worth using a local Chartered Architect and supporting your Local Authority, supply chain and community in the spirit of regional design identity, low embodied energy, a familiar working design team and a stronger regional economy in these uncertain times of economic change.

RIBA Chairman, Exeter Region 2018-2020

Proud to be elected as RIBA Chairman for Exeter Branch, representing some 600 members regionally. From Barnstaple to Lyme Regis, from Exmouth to Totness, it is undeniable that it is a great honour to be elected to cover such beautiful historic Devonshire towns, cities and countryside.

Looking forward to strengthening the relationship between  Exeter RIBA Chartered Architects, Planning officers and Planning Committee Councillors at Exeter City Council through collaborative design workshop events. Design focus will be on building better communities through placemaking, public space, the arts, all inclusive design, integrated urban design, low energy and conservation and creative re-use of our historic buildings.

We will be promoting low energy, biodiversity, ecology and the environment through lectures on diversity and inclusion, placemaking and sustainable cumminities through studying award winning RIBA Chartered Architects and buildings accross the region.

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Planning Permission Granted!

Extension & Alterations to a Grade II Listed Building, Ottery St Mary, East Devon.

Andrew Long Architects have been appointed to carry out the alterations and extension to a grade 2 Listed farm house dating to 1460. The scheme involved the extension, thermal upgrading and new construction of existing insensitive extensions that had fallen into disrepair.

Though the historical analysis and research of old photographs and OS maps, the aim was to recreate the form of pitched historic out-buildings long since demolished as part of the planning strategy and create contemporary annex living spaces that were sustainable, thermally efficient and air tight. The contrasting new design tells a story of the past and present in the context of the grade 2 listed farm house dwelling which dates to circa 1460.

The service involved assessing the existing historic fabric, the reasons for damp and structural disrepair and the proposal of a low energy contemporary extension with high quality materials and best practice detailing for air tightness to mitigate damp and create a warm light and airy air tight set of living spaces overlooking the beautiful lake and gardens of the 14 acre estate.

Andrew Long 30.06.2017

New Contemporary Exmouth Dwelling gets A-A rating:

Andrew Long Architects are extremely pleased with the A-A rated Energy Performance Certificate for our new low energy house in The Avenues, Exmouth.

The design has just been approved at Building Regs Stage by East Devon District Council and we look forward to getting it started on site, along with other exciting projects this spring.

Andrew Long 02.02.2017

Planning Permission Granted!

New Low Energy Dwelling in The Avenues, Exmouth

Andrew Long Architects were appointed for a full professional RIBA design and project managed service for a new 4 bedroom low energy dwelling in the historic Avenues setting of  Exmouth, in a large garden site of an existing historic dwelling. Using the 5 main principles of the Passivhaus concept, the dwelling is south facing with large areas of glazing, high levels of insulation in the external envelope and airtightness detailing, mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery, woodburning stove as secondary heating. The dwelling also has solar PV panels and is expected to acheive an AA rated energy performance certificate. 

The site is self supporting in infrastructure with on site package treatment plant and sustainable drainage systems. The landscape has been sensitively designed to encourage biodiversity with Devon earth banks for re-use of soil from the foundations, bat and bird boxes and local indigenous species of planting. It will be built by the local community and gained support by The Local Residents Association and East Devon District Council by way of Pre Application Feedback prior to gaining planning approval. It had no objections from local residents, Parish Council, neighbours or the Planning Officer and went straight through the planning process under delegated powers with full support.

Andrew Long  18.05.2016