Valerie Hinde

Chartered Architect and Designer

Valerie Hinde has a no-nonsense approach to architecture which creates beautiful yet practical homes and buildings on time and to budget.

Based in the Yorkshire Dales, an area she has cherished since childhood, she also has experience of working as far afield as London, the South Downs and Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks.

Expert in…

Focussing mainly on individual buildings and smaller projects, Valerie is expert in sustainable design, building construction, planning negotiations, and working within National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Design

    Design always starts with the client’s needs. Valerie explores these through discussions and feasibility studies that explore ideas and alternatives. As well as functional needs, she considers the location, wider environment, appearance and scale to achieve a design that sits naturally within its setting.

  • Full Service

    Practical architecture is about far more than drawing attractive buildings. Valerie can assist you through the entire process from feasibility study to completed building including detailed construction drawings, building regulations approval, obtaining tenders and monitoring work on site.

  • Planning

    Obtaining planning permission can be a long and frustrating process. Valerie’s many years of experience, expertise and ability to see alternative solutions, means she can guide clients to the best possible outcome.

  • Sustainability

    Building Regulations have evolved to embrace many aspects of sustainability and Valerie is fully conversant with these. For those who wish to reduce their carbon footprint even further she has extensive experience of low impact, roundwood timber framing and straw bale building.

Val’s Portfolio

Valerie’s work encompasses new build homes, extensions and refurbishments, conversions, conservation and historic buildings, commercial and community projects.

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Latest Posts

Glasgow School of Art

Most of us are mourning the second great fire to ravage Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s masterwork, the Glasgow School of Art. Mackintosh was a hugely creative architect and designer who worked closely with his wife, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh who was a well known artist in Glasgow. The entrance to the Glasgow school of Art typifies the

Stirling Prize

The finalists have just been announced for this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize, the UK premier architectural award. I’ve chosen my favourite, or should I say favourites; it is always difficult to choose just one from such a diverse range of buildings. I was very taken with the idea of rammed earth walls used in one

Tree Houses

It’s the summer holidays and kids have long hot days of freedom ahead. Some of the lucky ones will have treehouses where imagination can run riot and adventure take wing. Here is one I designed with woodsman Ben Law. It can be re-purposed for adult use once the kids are grown up. Depending on the

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