The company started life in Barry’s house when he moved to the Brecon area in 1986.  Operating as a sole trader, he built up a solid base of customers attracted by the quick and efficient service, and as work increased, Barry took on two architecture graduates to help out.  In 2001, Barry designed some shop and office units in Rich Way for a local developer who was already a regular customer.  The opportunity to rent a town centre property was too good to miss and the office base was established. Twenty years later, the Covid-19 pandemic opened our eyes to home working, and currently we each work from our homes.  

We work on hundreds of jobs each year, mainly in Brecon Beacons National Park, ranging from domestic extensions to conversions of buildings, farm buildings, social clubs and historic building renovation.

We have won many awards over the years, including a Brecon Beacons National Parks award for the Brecon Bowls Clubhouse design, Powys County Council Building Control award for The Pen-y-Cae Inn conversion and extension and Rhondda Cynon Taf Building Control award for a barn conversion. 

We have three hard-working staff:

Barry Tomlinson is founder and co-director of the company and has many years of experience in architectural design.  He has worked within the Brecon Beacons National Park for 25 years producing designs for householders and commercial customers. 
Barry has retired from office work and now spends his time bowling with Brecon Bowls Club and playing bridge.  He is also an active member of Rotary. 



Naomi Law is the Office Manager and co-director. She studied Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art then switched to Archaeology, graduating from the University of Glasgow in 1996.
After moving to Brecon she started working for Barry in 2002.
Naomi has also undertaken further post-graduate qualifications in Business Studies from the Open University.


Andrew Joseph studied Architectural Design and Technology at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC)and joined Barry Tomlinson Architectural Services in 2005.

Where specialist input is required for your project (for example in landscape design or complex planning law) we are happy to work with other partners. Many of our partners are listed in our Directory.

Company details

Directors: Mr B Tomlinson and Ms N Law

Company Secretary: Ms N Law.

Registered in Wales.

Company registration no. 04510525.

VAT no. 821 4649 36