Who we work with - France and Associates are a forward-thinking and enthusiastic registered architectural practice based in Huddersfield.
Our expertise is in designing bespoke homes for individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries and are often appointed by solicitors on behalf of their clients to implement proposals put forward by expert witnesses, based on our expertise in inclusive design.
In comparison to competitor "Disability Architects", we have gained a reputation for incorporating inclusive design within a home and avoiding clinical finishes, as is customarily found with competitors in the market. We endeavour to make a home look and feel like a home and try to avoid "standard" accessible solutions.
As a result, we work for numerous solicitors on a national basis, working alongside care staff, occupational therapists and the immediate family, to put forward a design which takes both the expert’s and the claimant's views into account, to implement the adaptations on site. We receive our instructions through word of mouth, based entirely on the fine reputation we have gained.
We are also involved with clients in a variety of sectors, covering high end luxury residential developments, residential sites, commercial and retail projects, managing such projects both in early design stages right through to onsite involvement throughout the UK.
Regardless of sector or size of project, we offer a professional yet friendly service, tailoring our approach to the project in response to the brief, which may have design, cost or other constraints.
Our ability to interpret a client’s brief and aspiration to manage the project through a complex process, makes France and Associates the ideal architectural practice to design and manage your new home, residential development or other project.
We have a strong core of professional and qualified staff, as well as trusted partners to facilitate collaboration on larger projects or when specific expertise is required.
What we do - France and Associates provide an all encompassing architectural service, taking a project from inception to completion.
We are involved as early as assisting a client to purchase a property and development, assisting in any early concept designs and cost forecasts, providing the client or representatives with an educated decision in the viability of their development opportunity.
We follow such early feasibility involvement right through to on site project management, to handing the keys over to the end user.
Our involvement often goes beyond this to offer services on future maintenance or future required adaptation, and therefore feel it is important to ensure working relationships remain strong throughout the process through good communication and involvement with relevant parties.
How we like to work - We are passionate about what we do and how we go about it and have therefore invested in the latest technology and software to enhance our architectural services.
Our approach is to use the form follows function design policy and firmly believe that good, dramatic design can still be achieved within a budget, good design doesn't have to be more expensive.
We like to consider every client and project on its own merit, optimising their potential through a careful analysis of the brief and its constraints.