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GDPR Compliant Privacy Policy2

GDPR Compliant Privacy Policy

We understand that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, and as described in Parts 5 and 6, below, we do not collect personal data about you unless you contact us. Any personal data we do collect will only be used as permitted by law.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of this Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of Our Site. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using Our Site immediately.

1. Definitions and Interpretation

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

“Account” - If applicable, means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;
“Cookie” - Means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in Part 14, below; and
“Cookie Law” - means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;]

2. Information About Us
Our Site is owned and operated by: Hurley Porte & Duell Ltd
Address: 3 Balkerne House, Balkerne Passage, Colchester, Essex CO1 1PA
Email address:
Telephone number: 01206 54499

3. What Does This Policy Cover?
This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of Our Site. Our Site may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

4. What is Personal Data?
Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.
Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.

5. What Are My Rights?
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:

a) The right to be informed about our collection and use of your personal data. This Privacy Policy should tell you everything you need to know, but you can always contact us to find out more or to ask any questions using the details above.

b) The right to access the personal data we hold about you. Part 13 will tell you how to do this.

c) The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact us using the details above to find out more.

d) The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we have. Please contact us using the details above.

e) The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.

f) The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.

g) The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to us directly, we are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask us for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.

h) Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. We do not use your personal data in this way.

For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details above.

Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

6. What Personal Data Do We Collect?
Subject to the following we do not collect any personal from you without your knowledge. If you send us an email or complete our online contact form, we may collect your name, your email address and any other information which you choose to give us. This also applies if you visit our premises and complete any orders with personally identifiable data, the information on which we would use to complete the order and may be kept for guarantee purposes.
Please also see Part 14 on our use of Cookies and similar technologies and our Cookie Policy.

7. How Do You Use My Personal Data?
Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data may be used for any of the following purposes:

• Providing and managing your Account;
• If applicable, Providing and managing your access to Our Site;
• Personalising and tailoring your experience on Our Site;
• Supplying our products AND/OR services to you. Your personal details are required in order for us to enter into a contract with you.
• Personalising and tailoring our products AND/OR services for you.
• Communicating with you. This may include responding to emails or calls from you.
• Supplying you with information by email AND/OR post that you have opted-in to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by contacting us using the details above.
• Analysing your use of Our Site and gathering feedback to enable us to continually improve Our Site and your user experience.

With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email AND/OR telephone AND/OR text message AND/OR post with information, news, and offers on our products AND/OR services. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.

Third Parties whose content ay appear on Our Site may use third-party Cookies, as detailed below in Part 14. Please refer to Part 14 for more information on controlling cookies. Please note that we do not control the activities of such third parties, nor the data that they collect and use themselves, and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such third parties.
We do not use any automated systems for carrying out any kind of profiling or decision making.

8. How Long Will You Keep My Personal Data?
We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected.

There is no fixed time if you are a customer i.e. you have purchased our goods or services. We may keep your data for reasons of guarantee or to contact you in the future if you have opted in to marketing emails from us about our goods and services. You can opt out yourself at any time by contacting us on the above details.

If you have made an enquiry via our contact form and have indicated that you are happy to receive marketing emails from us about our goods and services, there is no fixed time period. You can opt out yourself at any time by contacting us on the above details.

If you have made an enquiry by any means but have not provided express permission for us to send you marketing emails about our goods and services in the future, we will only retain your data if the reason for the enquiry dictates that it is reasonable to do so. Once it becomes unreasonable to do so, we will delete your details. You can opt out yourself at any time by contacting us on the above details.

9. How and Where Do You Store or Transfer My Personal Data?
We will only store or transfer your personal data in the UK. This means that it will be fully protected under the GDPR. The security of your personal data is essential to us and to protect your data, we take a number of important measures, including the following:

• Personal data is kept securely either physically in a locked area and/or password protected on our systems.
• If there is ever any need for transmission of your personal data over digital means, we ensure this is done securely.
• Only certain authorised personnel ever have access to this data.

10. Do You Share My Personal Data?
We will not share any of your personal data with any third parties for any purposes, subject to one important exception.
In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.

If any of your personal data is required by a third party, as described above, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data is handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the third party’s obligations under the law, as described above in Part 9.

If for any legal reason any personal data is ever transferred outside of the EEA, we will take suitable steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the GDPR, as explained above in Part 9.

11. How Can I Control My Personal Data?
In addition to your rights under the GDPR, set out in Part 5, when you submit personal data via Our Site, you may be given options to restrict our use of your personal data. In particular, we aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our marketing emails OR at the initial point of providing your details by not giving your permission for marketing emails on the contact form.

You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.

12. Can I Withhold Information?
You may access Our Site without providing any personal data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on Our Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
You may restrict our use of Cookies. For more information, see Part 14.

13. How Can I Access My Personal Data?
If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.

All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown above. There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding.

We will respond to your subject access request normally within 14 days and, in any case, not more than one month of receiving it. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.

14. How Do You Use Cookies?
Our Site may place and access certain first-party Cookies on your computer or device. First-party Cookies are those placed directly by and are used only by us to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and to provide and improve our products and/or services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

By using Our Site, you may also receive certain third-party Cookies on your computer or device. Third-party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us. Third-party Cookies are used on Our Site for collecting usage data (E.g. Google Analytics). These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of Our Site and your use and experience of Our Site will not be impaired by refusing consent to them.

All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.

Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies.

Certain features of Our Site may depend on Cookies to function. Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies, but it is still important that you are aware of them. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below, but please be aware that Our Site may not work properly if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.

Our Site uses analytics services provided by Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables us to improve Our Site and the products and/or services offered through it.

The analytics service used by Our Site uses Cookies to gather the required information. You do not have to allow us to use these Cookies, however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our site, it does enable us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third-party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies, but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.
It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

15. Changes to this Privacy Policy
We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.

Any changes will be immediately posted on Our Site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of Our Site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.



"Thank you to Hurley Porte and Duell for all your help, expertise and creativity over the years in helping us create a wonderful hotel facility and restaurant at The North Hill Hotel and Green Room, Colchester. Our complex and historic listed building presented many challenges. We had difficulties getting the approvals through but your tenacity in achieving the necessary approvals from the local council was first rate."

Rob Brown - Partner Director of North Hill Hotel, Colchester


"We have been in contact and communicating with you reference our extension project for a number of years, we'd like to take the opportunity to thank you and your team for the support and guidance during this time and process. You have been professional throughout.

We have a build start date of the 14th of March, 2016. Once completed, We hope you are able to and wish to view the project as envisaged and designed. Many thanks and we will contact you again once the project has been completed."

Philip & Christiane - Victorian house extension and alterations, Colchester.


"Hurley, Porte & Duell have provided services for me for several years now both on my business unit in Sudbury and my main residence. Mark has been involved in the designs, planning and contract requirements from the outset giving a professional, personal service. I would personally recommend HPD Architects."

Martin - Business unit and main residence, Sudbury.


"Just wanted to say thanks for so much detail and making our lives a little easier with this process! Its a pleasure working with you."

Oliver Bender - Alan Bender Ltd Construction Company, Fordham Heath, Colchester.


"We're very happy with the designs and really like the look of the 3D!"

Jo & Paul - Lower Holbrook, Suffolk.


"We really are delighted! ........You and your staff have really done a superb job and we are indebted to you." 

Gerald A Mellish - Chairman Southend YMCA.


"Thank you so much Hurley Porte & Duell for helping us with our garage conversion plans and for the support and guidance through our first experience of a project like this. We would highly recommend you to anyone."

Mark - Garage conversion, Colchester. 


"The good news is that our builder's opinion on your masterpiece was that, and I quote verbatim; "these are the best building regs I've ever seen". So well done and thank you!"

Tim & Claire - Ground floor and first floor extensions. Cambridge Road, Colchester.


"I wanted to say thank you for arranging and chairing what I thought  was a very positive meeting today. 

We both felt that we have assembled a very professional  team around us  (led by you) and that gives us real confidence moving forward into the scary part i.e the build.

Thanks again! "

Daryl & Liz - Two Storey House extension, St Clare Road, Colchester. 

" I found HPD architects to be efficient and easy to work with.  Mark delivered a good design for the extension which worked well with the existing structure, answered the brief and budget requirements.  He added an extra element of interest to the design of the extension that I would not have come up with alone and took into consideration elements that I would not have thought of such as where the sun rises and sets. 

Communication was very good with any questions or additional requests dealt with promptly.  All services from the surveying of the existing house to the final plan drawings were carried out professionally and transparently, I was made aware of all stages of the process and the work and costs attached to each. 

I would not hesitate to recommend HPD architects to others and will come to you again in the future should I require your services."

Rachel - Great Oakley, Essex.


"Very many thanks for all your help and I will be happy to recommend you to my friends!"

Louise - Flat conversion, Colchester. 


"Many thanks for your services. Certainly all of my dealings with Mark and Steve have been prompt, very professional and I certainly have no complaints. In my limited experience of professional services it seems that the price was within what we felt was reasonable and affordable, so we are certainly happy with the result. 

It has been a pleasure working with you as well Jacqui and we will certainly follow up when/if it gets completed!" 

Stuart and Gemma - Brightingsea, Essex.


 "Mark Potter and Steve Nevard were great to work with: imaginative by sympathetic to our requirements, they kept the project on the go and made sure we were always kept up to date with progress. When we hit a snag, they sorted it out or discussed the options openly with us. They were very good value for money and professional throughout with us and third parties. We would recommend them highly!"

Clifford & Helen - Rear Kitchen/Diner Extension, Dedham, Essex.


"Great stuff, and you're both going to enjoy sipping a nice cool beer at our 2017 (or 2018..) summer BBQ. Thanks again for all your help!"

Tim & Clare - Side and rear extensions, Colchester, Essex.


"The extension is almost finished now and we are very happy with the end results. Thanks to both you and Mark for the original plans and other assistance throughout."

Damien - Extensions and alterations, Colchester, Essex.


"Can't recommend this company highly enough, Mark dealt with drawing up plans and submitting my application for an extension which i thought may be difficult as is a grade 2 listed building. I was updated throughout the process and was very pleased to be granted planning permisiion. Would use again without hesitation :) "

Miranda - Rear Extension and internal alterations, Layer-de-la-Haye, Essex


 "We're very happy with the design and associated work , and look forward to sending you pics of the completed work in due course! "

Paul - Lower Holbrook, Suffolk.


 "Looks like permission has been granted!  Many thanks for all your hard work!" 

Ray - Alphamstone, Suffolk.


 "Steve, many thanks for the prompt turn around on these.  Great work!"

Oliver Bender - Alan Bender Ltd - Proposed Residential Development, Ardleigh. 


"Wow ! thanks Mark !

 I will stay seated until I get it in writing but it’s going to be a tremendous result if it gets through….you certainly saw potential where others didn’t."

Stephen - Monks Eleigh, Suffolk. 


"Out of all the local architects that I approached for the project, only Mark seem to have the vision of what could be achieved and delivered a first class professional service. Excellent value for money, timely and informative throughout. No hesitation in recommending to others"



"The sale of the land was finally pulled over the line today……I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for your hard work on this. If it wasn’t for your enthusiasm for the project, it would never have happened – very much appreciated. I won’t hesitate to recommend you in the future! "

Steve-Monks Eleigh










About us

About us

"We believe good design can make a positive contribution to the environment and be uplifting to people's everyday lives"

Hurley Porte and Duell was established by W.C de la Porte in London in 1945 and in the early years specialised in war damage work. He received an OBE for his services to the YMCA movement. The Colchester office was opened in 1975 and is now our sole office.

Hurley Porte and Duell has designed and administered the construction of most building types. Our practice portfolio is diverse, covering small scale refurbishment projects to multi-million pound new buildings. Please look at our case studies for details of our many projects.

Whatever your project size, we can offer you the following benefits:

  • A fully registered and Chartered RIBA practice
  • Employment of qualified and experienced staff
  • Centrally located in Colchester, forefront of the profession
  • Architectural design creativity and flair for turning visions into reality
  • Technical expertise and solutions on building design, defects and conditions
  • Sustainable and Environmental design solutions
  • Personal and friendly service
  • A professionally indemnified insured service
  • Knowledge and experience of local consultants and builders
  • Local knowledge of planning and building control regulations
  • Familiarity with local authority officers
  • Competitive flexible fees and an efficient service to suit your needs
  • Computer aided design systems and skills to remain at the forefront of innovation

Our aim is to interpret client's requirements to create completed projects that are original, practical and represent good value. 

We pride ourselves on the number of clients who return to us with further work. Much of our work has been as a result of personal recommendation by previous clients.

The combination of diversity of our work, years of experience, service and attention to detail is our guarantee of satisfaction.

We aim to make your experience of using our services rewarding and enjoyable. If you need advice on any aspect of design, architecture, planning or procurement of a building project however large or small, we will be pleased to assist you.


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