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Repairs to a Scheduled Ancient
Modern interior design for conversion

Practice Overview

Dempsey Decourcy Architects are a Limited Liability Partnership. Reg No. OC389902

Registered in England and Wales, Registered Offices 19 Church Street, Ross on Wye, HR9 5HN.

Partners - Charles De Courcy Grylls and Leah De Courcy Grylls

Architects Registration Board (ARB)

Leah Grylls BA Hons and Charles Grylls BA Hons are both registered with ARB. ARB is a body which regulates Architects in the UK and internationally and protects consumer interests. Architects on the register must adhere to a strict Code of Conduct. Visit www.arb.org.uk for further details.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Charles Grylls is registered as a Chartered Architect with the RIBA. Membership requires all listed architects to adhere to a strict code of professional standards which can be viewed on the RIBA website. The RIBA represents the interests of architects and is also a valuable resource for clients wishing to commission the work of an Architect. Visit www.architecture.com for further details.


We are members of the Sustainable Builders Association. The AECB is a network of individuals and companies with a common aim of promoting sustainable building. Visit http://www.aecb.net for further details

The Passivhaus Institute

Charles Grylls is certified as a Passivhaus Designer with the Passivhaus Institute. See the passivhaus trust website for further details, www.passivhaustrust.org.uk/ Passivhaus Designers undertake intensive training and examination to show they are capable of understanding and delivering a Passivhaus building approved by a Passivhaus certifier and passivhaus institute.


Members of the Architects Register are required to carry PII (Professional Indemnity Insurance) adequate to meet the needs and complexity of commissions and ensure that protection is in place to cover risks for the duration of a project and beyond into it's life cycle.

Quality and Procedures Management / Environmental Policy

We have implemented quality management and office procedures drawn up by the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) for Chartered Practice status. The practice is currently registering for chartered status and will be updated on the RIBA Chartered Practice Database shortly. The RIBA procedures guidance forms the basis for our practice environmental policy which is continually updated and reviewed. We aim to maintain a high percentage of recycling and follow a startegy of low energy practice with energy supplied from renewable sources.



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