Our Services

A little about what we do.

Architecture Architecture

We are an RIBA chartered practice. We specialise in high-end residential one-off houses and house extensions; mid size mixed use retail/residential town centre developments; masterplans and visualisation work.

Planning Applications and Appeals Planning Applications and Appeals

We are a registered RTPI planning consultancy. We provide practical advice to public and private sector clients, with a good track record of achieving planning permission for a diverse range of challenging projects. We also undertake neighbourhood planning and development plan representations.

Pre-applications and appraisals Pre-applications and appraisals

Please get in touch for a FREE initial consultation with our architects and/or planners: Tel: 01202 675152 We will be happy to assist with any planning and/or architecture related query to progress your project.   Planning appraisals Initial work will often involve undertaking a site visit to assess the physical aspects of the site including: […]

From the Blog

19 Dec 2017

Passivhaus Update – Timber Frame Arrives!

We are pleased to report that Hilltop has taken a big- visible- step forward with the arrival of the timber frame! This provides speedy on site construction, avoiding the worst of the weather at this time of year, while achieving great tolerances and finish.     The green internal boarding is Medite Smartply ‘Propassiv’ OSB, […]

19 Dec 2017

RNLI Floating Boathouse progressing on Land

  We are very pleased to see our floating boathouse project for RNLI progressing well on site in Poole. The roof is now complete. This presented a huge challenge as the steel elements had to be made planar with butterfly roof.  This was achieved through an interstitial timber frame composed of rafters and firring pieces. […]

15 Dec 2017

Passiv Doors – Urban Front Visit

ECA recently visited the incredible showroom of Urban Front to discuss the final finishes and specification of our Passivhaus Project currently on site in North Dorset. It is exceedingly difficult to find a supplier of high-quality, design-focused external entrance doors, particularly with natural hardwood finishes. Urban Front are one of a very small number of suppliers […]


What our customers are saying.

  • “Martha always gives sound, well-considered advice and is a great person for working with other parties, especially community groups.  She explains the planning position clearly and simply, and listens carefully to what people say.  Also she is highly organised, which allows everyone involved to understand where they are in the process and what they are able to contribute; all helping consultations to proceed smoothly and efficiently.”
    - Charles Gardner, Matrix Partnership Ltd
  • “Thanks for all the hard work getting it through. Very tenacious! Its all greening up there now and looking nice”

    - Nick Taylor, The Cabin in Horsham
  • ECA worked extremely hard to give us a fantastic house. We love living in it and hugely enjoyed watching it emerge out of the ground.

    - Auriole Prince, Owner Knappings Barn