Stephen Hyde set up 24c, a practice providing architectural services, late in 2004, following many years working both in the construction industry and a well known local architectural practice.

This combination of expertise of the modern day architectural practice and his own ‘on site experience’ places him in a unique position in both understanding how buildings should be designed and how buildings ‘fit together’.

His aim is to gain reputation for sensitive and sympathetic design allied with sound technical expertise, regardless of whether the project is for a small extension to a house or larger residential or commercial developments.

We have considerable experience in dealing with Town and Country Planning matters, particularly in the field of residential development and private houses. Previously we had a good record of obtaining planning permission where others have failed and in winning planning appeals.

Our philosophy is to involve the client in the process of designing their building project, taking them through each stage, keeping them informed and giving sound professional advice throughout from start to finish, in effect, establishing a good working relationship.

The practice is committed to providing the best possible services to our clients, by listening to them, establishing their needs and finding solutions to meet their requirements. 

Within certain parameters, we are usually able to provide our work for a fixed fee so that the client knows what the architectural fees are likely to be at the outset.  Sometimes however, it is not possible at an early stage to establish the extent of work involved for the practice, it may therefore be appropriate to charge for our work at an hourly rate.  We of course agree, where we can, a limit with our clients, beyond which we would seek their further instructions before proceeding.

We are happy to show prospective clients our previous work and allow them to take up references.