Matt Robinson Architecture, a practice specialising in imaginative designs using sustainable materials, has launched a service to help inform property purchases.

Matt Robinson has designed his Feasibility Studies service, in response to demand from home buyers who want to explore the possibilities of renovating or extending existing properties.

Matt Robinson
Matt Robinson

He explained: “This service is particularly relevant for listed buildings, houses in conservation areas, or owners who want to tackle specific issues – such as sustainability, the use of natural materials, and minimising energy consumption.”

Robinson works from his rural studio on the Helford River, and has a reputation for designing a range of architectural buildings, including zero-carbon homes, straw bale and cob construction projects, and oak framed buildings.

He also specialises in garden rooms, including music and art studios; and landscape features, including follies and bridges – several of which he has been commissioned to create by The National Trust.

Other past projects include the oak-framed Wedding Barn and Bridal Suite at Nancarrow Farm, Tregenna Steps Artist’s Studio in St Ives, and designs for Dor Kemmyn Interfaith Centre, which has yet to be built.

Feasibility Studies start from £250, and will include sketch ideas for extensions and renovations, basic approximations of cost and timescales, and information on the planning process and building control; he will be working with local estate agents to offer the service to home buyers.

Robinson explained: “Home buyers considering older properties or those with specific issues often find the process daunting. Purchasers want to gain a better understanding of the potential of a property, and the possible obstacles they might need to overcome, before they commit.”