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Paul Cashin Architects 'PCA' is a creative RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Chartered Architecture practice based in Winchester, Hampshire. PCA takes a design-led approach to the practise of contemporary architecture, believing that well thought and considered design is essential to the creation of successful architectural space.

The practice undertakes contemporary architectural design projects across residential, commercial and civic sectors of the construction industry. Currently having a number of live projects across Winchester, Hampshire and the South Coast including one-off new build houses, extensions and commercial business projects.

As a small practice, our strength lies in our inclusive and personal approach, working directly with clients, consultants, and contractors, encouraging the cross over between architecture and other areas of art and design.

We are in a consistent state of process, working through a range of media including physical and computer models, hand and computer drawings, sketching and conceptual diagrams, discussions and presentations.

Paul Cashin Architects was founded in 2012 by Paul Cashin. Paul studied Architecture at the Universities of Portsmouth and Vienna, graduating in 2011 with an RIBA Presidents Medal nomination. He has worked for numerous practices, including Design Engine Architects working on contemporary university, school, housing and one-off house projects between 2008 and 2012. Paul has also taught at the University of Portsmouth and was a member of the Project Office for the school. Paul started PCA in 2012 which has set up offices in Winchester in 2016.

Paul is an RIBA Chartered Architect registered with the ARB.

Paul Cashin Architects Update: Construction over the winter period

Since October last year (2015) several of our projects have been under construction, and now

that January has already come and gone we thought an update would be a good idea.  Winter

can be a trying time for the construction industry, with weather hampering progress and working

days reduced inline with shorter sunlight hours.  Our Contractors have been working through this

period coping with flooding and cold starts very successfully.


For our large loft conversion project, the Contractor shielded the roof space and created a

weather-proof working environment inside a temporary space frame.  This allowed work to

continue irrespective of the external conditions. 


On another large house extension the Contractor has phased the building stages so to delay

breaking away the existing house for when better weather arrives.  The foundations and walls

were created ahead of the works to the existing building.


Part of our role as Architects is to consider theses issues from the start; creating awareness for

the clients about the issues of timing, and inquiring about how they wish to end the project. 

For some of our clients, settling into their new home in time for Christmas is the final part of a

successful project.  For others, the aim is to have the property ready for the summer, when

family and friends can be introduced to the home as part of the summer holidays.


In either case deciding when to finish a project can be the last piece of a complex puzzle that,

if suitably delivered, can be a very rewarding end to the build.

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