Prior to his University training, Daniel worked along side his father a joiner by trade, but who was also a general builder. Working alongside his father gave Daniel a great practical foundation for understanding construction, detailing and an appreciation of the importance of a good construction team. Daniels respect for traditional architecture and passion for creative conservation evolved from having worked for Yorkshire based Francis Johnson & Partners, a firm of Architects renowned for their design of new buildings in traditional styles and the scholarly repair of historic buildings.
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Daniel Bland BA(Hons) Arch, Pg.Dip.Arch, ARB, RIBA
Daniel studied Architecture at The Leeds School of Art, Architecture and Design and also the University of Nottingham Department of Architecture and Built Environment. Whilst studying, Daniel maintained his practical hands-on interest in architecture and conservation by working at the 18th Century Harewood House; a Grade 1 Listed Country House designed by Architects John Carr and Robert Adam.
After leaving University Daniel worked as an Architect for Derbyshire based Architects Anthony Short and Partners. It was here Daniel was able to demonstrate his talents as an Architect in designing new buildings which compliment the local vernacular and intricate extensions to Listed Buildings with a contemporary flare. Situated within the beautiful landscape of the South Pennines, there was no shortage of traditional farm buildings and barn conversions for Daniel to be involved with their repair and conversion using natural building materials.
In 2012 Daniel relocated back to his home county to follow his aspirations in promoting the repair and reuse of buildings, use of traditional building skills and materials, plus the positive contribution sustainable technologies can make in both renovation and new build projects.
Daniel has always remained true to his core values in traditional and contemporary architecture and the application of appropriate sustainable materials and new technologies to create inspiring, healthy, living and working environments.
Daniels’ portfolio includes intricate domestic extensions, individual new build homes, house renovations, repair and conservation work to listed buildings and barn conversions.
Recently Daniel has been involved with numerous projects under the Heritage Lottery Funded – Townscape Heritage Initiative; transforming historic, but neglected, areas of town and city centres through the careful repair and reinstatement of appropriate period detailing to retail properties.
What Clients say about Daniel's work...
On our first visit from Daniel we knew he was for us. We liked his personal, enthusiastic approach straight away. He loved to get stuck in and get his hands dirty – that’s what we liked, a down-to-earth hardworking gentleman… read more
Daniel has worked with ourselves on two grant aided shop front schemes within Derby City Centre. The object of the grants are to replace inappropriate shop fronts with a new period shop front… read more
Running our own business time is pressure to us and we don’t suffer people who don’t deliver to their promises well. Daniel however under promised and over delivered throughout the project… read more