ethos-cfwcfw architects ltd have provided a distinct, professional and sympathetic architectural consultancy service specialising in commercial, social housing and community regeneration sectors for in excess of 30 years. The Practice objective of utilising the constant advancement of professional qualification, technology and quality assured management systems has been continually combined with the mainstream objective of providing an architectural and urban design consultancy with a clear social conscience.

The Practice has worked within continually evolving partnerships with private and commercial clients, Local Authorities, Community Groups and Housing Associations throughout Wales and has vast experience in commercially driven projects and general needs housing with a specialisation in regeneration, sheltered and special needs developments.

It has been a specific objective of the Practice to integrate the consultative process within the brief formation stages of all projects; this has been a critical and key element to the success of all cfw schemes.

As such the Practice has developed specific and proven expertise in the consultative process with all members of the project team: from Client organisation through to the local community. This expertise has evolved through extensive experience to provide sympathetic, open, intuitive and inquisitive dialogue as an integrated vehicle for the evolution of a project.

ethos-cfw-ltdcfw become forerunners in applying both the Code for Sustainable Homes and EcoHomes requirements to social and private housing in Wales.

cfw provide a proactive and responsive contribution through:

a distinct design philosophy capitalising on the benefits of experience in providing high quality, sympathetic and cost effective projects; combined with an ethos of sustainability and quality both in terms of the construction, future life cycle of the scheme and the ongoing success of the business.

a three element design approach ensuring in the first instance a thorough technical foundation in terms of construction materials and techniques, site assessment, ecology, locality and user base.  In the second instance a design ethos  that allows the involvement of key stakeholders.  In the third instance the adoption of the design principle of continually partaking in and responding to stakeholder meetings, planning authority, economic assessments, user groups, Secure by Design and scheme specific consultancy investigations.



Jeff Murray
BSc, BArch, ARB

Darren Payne
BSc, DipArch, ARB