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4 unsung heroes of building and architecture

15 June 2021

While it’s romantic to imagine a lone architect conceiving of and constructing a building all by themselves, the reality of architecture tells a far different story.

Outside of true visionaries like Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier, the world of making functional buildings doesn’t have room for Wild West-style mavericks.

Instead, it’s a collaborative process involving many hands. From bricklayers to civil engineers, creating a great work of architecture requires teamwork, compromise, and myriad skills that few people have the time to accrue on their own.

To show you what we mean, we’ve found a few companies that are vital to building projects in the UK. Take a look and see some of the magic behind the curtain.

  1. Ormiston Wire

Ormiston Wire is the UK’s leading wiring company, and it’s more than earned its reputation, having been in business for six generations.

Led by Mark Ormiston, the company has managed to remain family-run, and it’s proved an invaluable resource to the building industry since its inception.

Its success is in no small part thanks to the sheer diversity of products that are on offer.

Available on the Ormiston Wire website is suture wire, braid, galvanised catenary wire, non-ferrous strands, wire turbulators, and much more.

Wiring represents a small but vital part of the construction process. Ignore it at your peril.

  1. The Association of Consultant Architects

The Association of Consultant Architects (ACA) is one of the UK’s most important trade bodies, and represents architects who practice privately in the UK.

First formed in 1973, ACA helps further the cause of architects by composing contracts for them, publishing directories, organising seminars and conferences, and maintaining healthy relationships with other trade bodies.

In short, this is an association that lets architects ply their trade without distraction.

  1. Checkatrade

Checking the reliability of tradespeople has become much easier thanks to the internet, and Checkatrade acts as one of the most trustworthy sources of information on independent contractors.

If you’re undertaking a large-scale building project, you want to know who you can and can’t trust. This is the site for you.

  1. Richard Parr Associates

Any architect worth their salt is expected to hold a huge amount of knowledge in their head, but they can’t be everywhere at once.

That’s why architectural companies like Richard Parr Associates have a huge number of members on their team, from Architectural Assistants to Human Resources.

According to their site, Richard Parr Associates ‘are modern traditionalists, harnessing craft traditions and technology with contemporary design intelligence

‘Our architecture encompasses context, landscape, people, materials and the legacy potential inherent in every project to create authentic and wholly individual buildings, spaces and destinations.’

But the lofty ambitions of this leading company can only be reached with a huge team of reliable professionals.

That’s our list of some of the unsung heroes of the architectural and construction world. What companies do you think deserve a shout-out for their hard work in the field? Let us know in the comments below.

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