back to listings SME Profile: Anne Netherwood Chartered Architect
Anne Netherwood Chartered Architect
RIBA-Accredited Conservation Architect
11 Cottage Fields, St Martins, Oswestry, Shropshire,
As an architect, I’m passionate about old buildings and helping their owners keep them fit for modern living and modern use. I know what it’s like for small congregations to try to keep up with maintaining their church buildings without forgetting their mission – and I love to be involved with them. I’m also concerned about green issues and one of my new projects is the design and build of a small private chapel in straw‐bale construction with a reciprocal framed roof. I’ve also got a few projects and potential projects in London – all small‐scale extensions for homeowners on a budget.
I’m a member of the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, and the Green Register, and I’m on the RIBA Conservation Register. In December 2017 I received accreditation from the RIBA as a Conservation Architect.
I’m very lucky to have Andy Hales helping me as a freelance assistant for three years until April this year. Andy completed his RIBA Part 2 studies at the College of Alternative Technology in Machynlleth and taught me a great deal about straw bale construction, hemp-crete insulation and other environmentally friendly building techniques.
I’m on the list of approved architects for Lichfield diocese and have advised on work to churches as well as carrying out the statutory 5‐yearly inspections. One of my recent interesting projects has been to check work being done to repair and reinstate painted glass which was damaged by storm. I was able to enlist the help of a conservator in London to advise on this.
Some of my most recent projects are included here – click on the image to find out more.