Emma Heaver

BA(Hons), Dip Arch(Dist), MA(Dist) Architecture Conservation, RIBA


Based in South Devon, Emma qualified as an Architect in 1992.

Her varied and wide experience ranges from working in the commercial sector, public authority and in green oak framing. Emma set up her own practice in 2004 and specialises in individual, bespoke designs for both contemporary and traditional buildings.

Emma tailors her service to your needs, whether you require a full architectural service from inception through to completion on site, or merely gaining planning approval. She is committed to looking at the most sustainable yet affordable alternatives for new builds and extensions, in order to provide the most suitable solution for each individual project.

Designs are hand-drawn in pencil at the planning/listed building application stage, then developed either in pen and ink or on the computer for the working drawing stage, depending on the complexity of the project.

Emma's Experience working for Roderick James Architects in Totnes has led to a specialist interest in Green Oak Frame Construction. Working closely with expert framing companies such as Carpenter Oak Ltd of East Cornworthy she ensures that the frame and building designs are seamlessly integrated.

Emma works alongside a dedicated team of local building professionals:  Structural Engineers; Quantity Surveyors;  Renewable Energy Consultants;  Planning Consultants and Ecological Experts to deliver a comprehensive service for her clients encompassing all aspects of the build.

With a M.A. (Distinction) in Architecture Conservation from the University of Plymouth, Emma is well qualified to liaise with Local Authority Conservation Officers on Listed Building projects. Together with her husband and children Emma converted a listed barn and Linhay to be her home and office. She therefore has a great deal of empathy with Self-builders and homeowners and is able to guide them through what can be a complex and stressful building process.

EH photo.jpg