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Respectful approach - Remarkable results

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JP Architecture is based in Melle in the Deux-Sevres department of Southwest France.  Established by Justin Paterson who, after 22 years as a company director of a large UK firm of architects, made the life changing move, with his family, to France in 2018.

JP Architecture now operates out of Justins home; a beautiful and historic property in the centre of Melle.  After converting a tower in the grounds into a holiday rental, we are now turning our attention to the respectful renovation of the main house.  We hope this renovation will further enhance the already beautiful elements of the property, while bringing it up to modern day standards of comfort and technology.


Renovating tired and broken old buildings has long been a passion that has run alongside the more commercial design aspects of running a multi-disciplined architectural practice.  The move to France has allowed us to focus more on the wonderful process of taking an unloved and forgotten property - and gently breathing new life into it, whilst retaining its original charm.

 ​Since moving to France Justin has registered with the Ordres des Architectes, and maintains his RIBA status. Justin can provide his clients with sensible yet creative design solutions for modern new builds through to sensitive historic renovations.  He will discuss your project with you, without obligation, to determine feasibility, estimate timescales and cost, and will then provide you with a written quotation for the work you require.

Our approach is very much a team effort between you the client and us the consultant - we want to work with you and take as much pride and care in the project as if it were our own.

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A Friendly Straightforward Approach to Delivery


Tell us your hopes and aims for your project.  We will discuss your ideas in order to get a clear understanding of what you hope to achieve.  We will then go away and produce a fee quotation for the different elements of the work you require.


Let us take basic accurate measurements of the property to fully understand the existing layout and context of the building.  These drawings will be the base from which to create your design solution


Using the information collected and provided, alongside our understanding of design principles and the local vernacular, we will design a solution with you, making as many alterations as are necessary until you are completely satisfied, and hopefully excited, by the design proposition.


When you are happy with the design proposal, and if necessary, we will submit the design to the local authorities for approval.  We will follow the submission and liaise where necessary.  If, after you receive the go ahead, you require help finding contractors, we will be happy to help!

The Process


Why not consider our PROPERTY VIEW & REVIEW SERVICE...

With so much property available in France, it can be tough to narrow down to a sensible sized shortlist - let us 'view' for you with a qualified eye towards potential pro's and con's - without the financial or time expenditure of crossing the Channel...


Moulin de la Bessière

79370 Beaussais-Vitré, France

0033 (0) 647 62 28 80

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