A Domestic Architect in West Yorkshire.
Specialist in comfort, context and environmental efficiency.


Fern is a small Architect practice, based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. I am a sole practisioner and operate from a home office in Rastrick.

Specialising in domestic and small commercial projects, Fern aims to provide a high quality of design and detail to all projects, regardless of budgets. Typical projects include retrofits, renovations, extensions and new-builds.

Our Architect has a strong technical knowledge and always strives for a rich and engaging Client relationship. More than just a drawing service, Fern guides you through the wider design, planning and construction process.

The history of the Fern name dates back to 1937 when my great-grandparents ran a fish & chips shop called Fern Fisheries at Fern Place, Saltaire.

In 1969, my grandma changed this shop into a furniture business which operates today as Fern Furnishing, still operated by the Chapman family.

On site

Chris Chapman

Architect & Director

BA (hons), DipArch(Dist), ARB RIBA

Chris has worked in Architecture practice for over 10 years, specialising in energy efficient buildings. He has a background in timber frame and SIP design. Chris has worked on many exciting Projects in his career including a certified Passivhaus, high-end one-off houses, commercial, and small-scale residential developments. He has formerly held a Passive House Designer certification.

Chris is originally from Bradford, and gained his qualification as an Architect at the University of Huddersfield.

Outside of the office, Chris enjoys walks with the office dog Bailey, wild camping, and participates in motorsport.


Office dog

B.ark (Dist)

A Border Collie crossbreed, Bailey was rescued in 2019 and has occupied the role of Office Dog ever since. She is a stickler for office hours, manages the office exercise programme, and always offers her own input in telephone calls.

Outside of the office, Bailey enjoys walks with the Director, afternoon naps, and gravy bone treats.