Hayes & Partners is a well-established and award-winning architectural practice based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, and founded in 1937. We are a client-focussed company; achieving solutions by providing a personal service, with the close involvement of a Director throughout each project.
Hayes & Partners pride ourselves on being one of the most popular and successful architectural service providers for private individuals seeking high-specification residential work. This ranges from refurbishments and extensions to conversions and replacement dwellings. We also carry out work on many retail, commercial and leisure projects, including schools, large-scale housing developments, churches and offices. The majority of our work is within Cheshire, the surrounding counties, London and the South East of England.
Hayes & Partners is a Chartered Practice with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Choosing an accredited architect gives our clients peace of mind. We comply with strict criteria covering indemnity insurance, health & safety and quality management, which helps to reinforce our excellent professional service. Over the years we have gained a strong reputation and outstanding track-record for success in obtaining Planning Permission for difficult sites, and historic or Listed buildings; meaning that repeat commissions and recommendations from long established clients provide a large portion of our work.
Given that many of our sites are located in the Open Countryside or Green Belt we understand that building work has the potential to disturb legally protected species, including newts, bats and nesting migrating birds. Hayes & Partners work with local ecological specialists to help guide and advise clients through the process of relocating and protecting wildlife prior to construction
Our many decades of experience in building conservation means that Hayes & Partners has a refined and sensitive approach to the development of historic buildings, particularly where our clients’ proposals could be deemed contentious. We have a strong reputation for success in gaining Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent; building relationships with local council Conservation Officers, taking advice from Historic England and working with Historic Buildings Advisors.
Our Director, Associate Director and Associate are all RIBA Conservation Registrants, confirming their awareness of the issues involved in working with historic buildings. The Associate Director and Associate are also registered to carry out quinquennial inspections with two local Methodist church circuits.
When designing a new scheme, we always look to achieve efficient sustainable solutions. This can be through the combination of both passive and active systems. Passive design tends to mean that the most frequently used spaces are orientated to benefit from solar gains (warmth) and natural light, whilst thermally massive materials are used to regulate the ambient temperature of a space without the need to regularly use artificial heating or cooling. Active systems use renewable energy to heat or power a home, for example, wind turbines, ground source heat pumps and solar panels.
We also encourage clients to consider energy saving appliances, water efficient fittings, and even entrance level shower rooms or spaces that could be converted to accessible bedrooms to meet lifetime homes standards.
Hayes & Partners project Rough Hey is a highly insulated residential conversion with a ground source heat pump, achieving an excellent SAP rating of 84 (Standard Assessment Procedure for Energy Rating of Dwellings). Sun pipes and roof lights are used to light internal spaces in order to reduce the artificial light required. A 6kw wind turbine generates an average of 700 units per month making the house carbon neutral while exporting electricity to the grid.