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SMG architects are working alongside Pro Build Norfolk to ensure all of your building needs are met within the one company. So when you contact Pro Build Norfolk and you do not already have an architect we can refer you to them, who will provide you with a high quality professional service.

About SMG Chartered Architects

SMG Chartered Architects started as a small practice in 1980 and began life as David Stead & Associates. In 2000 Ian Mutton took over as Managing Director and was joined in 2007 by Adam Griggs. The practice has since steadily grown in all aspects of its work, knowledge, scope of design and architecture.

Operating from three offices in Norwich, St Neots and Sheringham, SMG can now boast 3 RIBA Architects, 18 technical staff and a knowledgeable support team.

Providing a wealth of experience in all fields of architecture & design, SMG has built a reputation for quality, integrity, service and an eye for detail. SMG prides itself on providing a service from start to finish, where you have the personal contact from a member of staff to guide you along the way.

Covering the whole of East Anglia and beyond, SMG is able to offer the complete package for your building design requirements.


The practice offers clients the capabilities and experience to see the projects through all stages from inception, planning, construction and beyond.
Through our employment of experienced and professional personnel with a diverse range of experience, we are able to provide a co-ordinated design role to our clients, offering a single point of contact for a completely integrated design service. SMG have successfully worked with Pro Build Norfolk on many projects ranging from a series of seven bespoke new builds through to house make overs and extensions.
If you would like some advice or a free initial consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us at either of the offices and we will be more than happy to assist.


SMG has vast experience in conservation and design covering a broad spectrum of styles and types of barns across Norfolk.
We have been involved in many barn conversion projects and therefore understand the need to ensure the design not only satisfies the requirements of the local council but is also complementary to any existing structure or the surrounding landscape.
With ever changing regulations and the relaxation of many, now is the perfect time to consider a barn conversion.


Our residential portfolio and experience ranges from large scale developments to single bespoke houses and extensions with varying design styles and features. SMG aims to ensure the living needs of our clients are fully realised. We take inspiration for design from the client and from the local vernacular.
SMG has been working in the residential sector since the organisation was established in 1980. During this period we have developed a diverse and eclectic portfolio of projects and an ever increasing level of expertise.
With offices in Norwich and Sheringham, SMG is able to work on projects covering all of East Anglia and beyond. If you would like some advice or a free initial consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us at either of the offices and we will be more than happy to assist.


SMG's experience of conservation work is broad, spans across Norfolk and includes buildings of varied age and design styling.
Our designs are intended to complement existing buildings or buildings within close proximity. This can be achieved by using traditional detailing and construction techniques or, alternatively by using a contrasting, contemporary style.
SMG has developed a thorough understanding of the design styles and detailing of different historic buildings. We have also developed a strong working relationship with many of the conservation departments of the local councils.