Why Do a Self Build?

Published on: 28th July 2017

For most of us, our homes will be our single largest lifetime expense, so why not aspire to have exactly what you want, rather than settling for one of the mass-produced off the-shelf identikit builds which proliferate in our countryside?

Architect Sarah in gruelling charity challenge

Published on: 31st August 2017

Our Principal Architect, Sarah Johnson, has raised more than £3,200 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association after walking from London to Lizard Point.

How to Find a Building Plot

Published on: 23rd August 2017

There’s no shortage of building plots in this country, but finding the right one for you is arguably the toughest part of any self-build project. It takes patience, energy, commitment, and tenacity, not to mention a small helping of luck. But there are a number of straightforward tactics you can employ to  make your search much less of a headache.

Laurence Associates in Architect News ~ July 2017

Published on: 1st August 2017

Our Principal Architect, Sarah Johnson, was recently invited to contribute to an article in Architect News on women working within the construction industry. She was joined by Simone De Gale, who was presented with the coveted Architect of the Year trophy at the Women in Construction Awards 2017, and Cora Kwiatowski, Divisional Director at Stride Treglown. 

Read the full article here: http://flickread.com/edition/html/596886bb9d6dc#21 (page 21)

How to finance a self build

Published on: 23rd August 2017

Unless you’re in the enviable position of having a large pot of savings languishing in the bank, you’re likely to need a self build mortgage to finance your new house. What are self build mortgages and how do they work?


Eco development on the sand dunes at Hayle

Published on: 29th September 2017

Set in the golden sand dunes of Hayle in West Cornwall, Sandy Acres is a unique collection of luxury, architect-designed eco timber frame beach lodges. We speak to co-owner Claire Williams about her vision for Sandy Acres and the hurdles they've had to overcome to realise their dream. 

Feature in I Build Magazine

We are thrilled to have been featured in the latest issue of I Build Magazine.


Read the full article here: http://www.i-buildmagazine.com/features/project-inspiration/942-laurence-associates-self-build-advice-from-top-architecture-practice

Best of Houzz 2017 Design Award ~ January

Published on: 18th January 2017

Our commitment to design excellence was rewarded in January when we were presented with a Best of Design 2017 Award on Houzz.

Chartered status for Ben

Published on: 31st August 2017

Architectural technologist Ben Brown, who's worked at Laurence Associates since 2016, has recently been awarded Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.


Cornwall goes to London! ~ April 2016

It’s fantastic to see Gwel-An-Treth on the front cover of Cornwall Living Magazines special London edition.

Currently being let as a luxury holiday home via Perfect Stays , Gwel-an-Treth also features in the regional April issue of Cornwall Living Magazine.

Expansion on the cards for Truro consultancy

Published on: 5th April 2017

A planning-led architectural practice on the outskirts of Truro is looking to expand its business folllowing the successful acquisition of a Liskeard-based planning consultancy. Laurence Associates, an award-winning practice based at Threemilestone, has bought Urban & Rural Planning Associates in Liskeard, extending its reach in South East Cornwall and across the border into Devon. 

Gwel-An-Treth featured in SelfBuild & Design ~ February 2016

Published on: 1st March 2016

This outstanding house in Sennen, which enjoys breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlantic, was featured in the February 2016 issue of SelfBuild & Design. 

Read the full feature here >

C.C.T.G 2015 Apprentice Awards Evening ~ October

Laurence Associates attended the Cornwall Construction Training Group 2015 apprentice awards evening at St Mellion International Golf Resort on 1 October, 2015.

New Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 ~ March

The new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 came into effect in April 2015, following a lengthy consultation process.  Draft Legal (L) Series guidance was published in January 2015  to help anyone who has duties under the Regulations to prepare in advance.

Magazine coverage for our projects - Summer 2017

Published on: 25th September 2017

We've been lucky enough to be featured in a number of magazine and newspaper articles during the last few months. Here's a summary: