"We are the architect. We are the builder."
We are the architect; we are the builder. Moon designs and Moon builds.
From the architect to the project manager to the carpenter, we are a collection of people who share a passion of building beautiful things. It’s this unique relationship that has enabled us to deliver over 250 high quality projects in Bristol and Bath over the past 16 years.
Many firms claim to offer a design and build service. More often than not, they have simply partnered with a separate design business. It’s a marriage of convenience.
We do it properly. A building firm with architects working in-house. An architectural practice with its own building team. Either way, we work together out of a shared belief in what we do. Not out of convenience.
Our clients had re-located from London and bought a grand semi-detached villa in Clifton with a view to reconfiguring and modernising in order to provide a home for them and their three children. The principal change that Moon proposed was to cut out the floor and remove the walls to the ground and lower ground floors to the rear of the house, forming a large double height space. The double height space links the whole house, meaning that the main family space to the lower ground floor is only separated from every other room by a single door.
The project comprised of two separate extensions. The first was centred around creating a type of space that didn’t exist anywhere in the main house, somewhere that had great natural light and forged a connection to the garden. We achieved this by demolishing a small dark extension and opening the existing kitchen to a new extension, in conjunction with reworking the floor plan to make the existing space work harder.
For many years this home was an office, hiding its origins as a fine Georgian house. Fortunately, much of the detail remained, so Moon worked closely with the client to invigorate the space with a new kitchen, master en-suite, dressing spaces and a bathroom. Moon worked hard to repair interior shutters, and replicated new ones where required.