P.W. Temple - offering:

Architectural Design Services & Planning

Building & Project Management

PW Temple - Design Plan Build

Our Team: Peter Temple

Peter Temple

"We have a great team, very dedicated and highly skilled and they look on our business as theirs. They all have individual skills but also work well as a team, they pride themselves in the quality of their finished work. The same applies with our team of regular sub contractors."


PW Temple Ltd is a small family run business managed by Peter and wife Barbara and  now in our 35th year. Our success is down to hard work, attention to detail and the use of quality tradesmen.

Our in-house design service and project management are strongly supported by our directly employed plasterers, stonemasons and joiners who all produce high quality finished work -  these are key areas at the end of any contract.


With our wide range of experience we comfortably cover all aspects of any major refurbishment:


Barn Conversions

This site comprised three barns all with structural problems and in very poor condition. With a good design we were able to produce three high quality houses.

The retained character of the site was complemented with fully insulated building methods and modern internal finishes, some contemporary and some traditional.

Barn Conversion
period development - wood burning stove

Garage Development

This garage, and store was in need of full refurbishment - it had to be demolished, re-designed and with full planning consent, we succeeded in building a larger garage with 1st floor storage, store and greenhouse.

We retained the same style of external finish to the walls and re-roofed in local slate.

The finished product, tucked into the hillside in the Lake District National Park near a popular footpath, is much admired by passers by.

Garage Development
Renovated garage development

No 10 -

In this fine example of a town house, the basement was converted to provide two bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom. With private external access and internal to the main house it created options such as granny flat, letting unit or teenage occupancy.

The main house over three further floors, fully refurbished gave a high quality standard of accommodation and is tastefully restored with very little change externally

Edwardian interior
No 10 - period property


This grade two listed timber framed barn, converted over 20 years ago, suffered internally with poor distribution of light. Planning restrictions prohibited any new window openings.

Working closely with the conservation officer, planning consent was obtained to replace internal  walls with glazed screens, where the use of borrowed light lit up previously dark areas.

Works uncovered structural steel from the former conversion and this was designed into the finished detail design.

Grade two listed timber framed barn
Barn converted


Some 60 feet above the floor in Carlisle Cathedral, the north crossing arch and tracery of the former stained glass window above was in poor structural condition. All were removed, a rolled RSJ was fitted to create strength, the arch was carved to fit around the steel, the tracery repaired and re-fitted. From the ground no steel is visible and looks as if it has never been touched.

Working in confined space, at height in a building that remained open to the public, where we were not allowed to use power tools was quite a challenge. The work was finished on time on budget and to the satisfaction of  Carlisle Cathedral and English Heritage.

Restoration of cathedral window

Renovation of a Ceiling Rose

Working in a period property we were asked to re plaster the drawing room ceiling but retain the decorative cornice - the problem area was how to deal with the matching badly damaged ceiling rose.

In over sixty pieces it was removed to our workshop where it was repaired and then re-fitted, a fine example of the use of good, experienced tradesmen.

Cornice damaged
Restored Cornice
Cornice installed


This former nursing home, converted to four luxury apartments, created an opportunity to down size from a larger property but still live in a quality period home.

The design gave all four properties a full floor  with either two or three bedrooms. Period features were retained including brickwork, fire places and stained glass.

Stained glass window
Period features


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