Archive for ‘Projects News’
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
Waverley Borough Council today granted Full Planning Permission for this new 3,300sqft Contemporary Dwelling for a private client within the BE3 Area of Special Environmental Quality in Farnham.
Surrounded by trees the new house will be constructed using the Mantle Panel Building System of SIPs which provide external wall U-values down at 0.1W/msqK (only one third of Building Regulations maximum) and Air Permeability Rates of just 1.0m.cu/h/msq (10% of Building Regulation requirements). Overall, the CO2 emissions from the property will be more than 25% lower than Building Regulation requirements despite the extensive glazing and without the need to resort to expensive renewable technologies such as PV panels, solar thermal or ground source heat pumps.
Construction is due to start on site later this year.
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
Works have now been completed on the nine house Mews development in the heart of Dorking, Surrey. For more photographs and images see the project page by clicking here.
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
This week saw (despite the snow!) the foundation piles and beams installed on the construction of a new 8,000sqft GEA house in the sought after area of Kingswood, Surrey.
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
Work has begun on this 1000 square feet contemporary extension in the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire.
The project involves the creation of a new family kitchen/living space and home gym in a modern extension clad in Western Red Cedar boarding with a zinc roof.
The design seeks to establish a more contemporary layout for the family in the existing house and open up better connections to the surrounding gardens and countryside.
Friday, November 9th, 2012
Latest picture of this rear extension and remodelling project in Rayleigh Road, Harrogate. The project significantly enhances the property adding a new master bedroom suite, further double bedroom and a contemporary family room /kitchen facing the garden. Interior plastering and decorating are progressing, external rendering and kitchen installation start next week.
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
A Full Planning Application was submitted this afternoon to Waverley Borough Council for a 3,300sqft replacement dwelling in Farnham, Surrey. To be built using SIPs panels it is expected that the scheme will acheive Code 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes without the need for renewable technology.
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
The Planning Inspectorate have today upheld our Appeal following the refusal by Waverely Borough Council for a new contemporary dwelling nestled within a woodland site.
The house sits within a natural clearing in woodland on a sloping site within the Area of Special Environmental Quality in Farnham, Surrey noting that the secluded nature of the site and the added that “the proposal has responded well to the particular nature of the appeal site. The appellant’s comment that this is unusual and almost unique has not been contradicted.”
For more details about the project see http://www.bwparchitects.com/2012/01/26/new-contemporary-detached-house-set-within-woodland-in-surrey/
Monday, August 20th, 2012
Harrogate Borough Council have granted Planning Permission for the conversion of the roof space and the addition of two new dormers to this Edwardian property.
The proposal provides a new master bedroom with ensuite bathroom area.
Monday, April 30th, 2012
A contemporary extension to a 1970′s property has recently been completed in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
The two-storey side and rear extension reorganised and extended the property to provide a contemporary family room with kitchen, dining and seating areas. Three sliding/folding screens opened up views to the garden.
An en-suite bathroom and dressing area were included at first floor. Contractors were CK Batchelor Ltd. www.ckbatchelor.co.uk
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Mid Sussex District Council granted planning permission yesterday for the demolition of a single dwelling and its replacement with two new detached houses of 2,500 sqft for developer client Tkei Homes.
Designed as a mirrored pair of Sussex vernacular homes, the houses take advantage of the long site and are set back substantially from the quite road, sharing a central access driveway allowing the existing mature trees to the front of the site to be retained.
Careful consideration of the local planning policies and a design that is sensitive to the local architectural style and character of the immediate area allowed for a smooth route through planning and positive feedback from the Pre-Application meeting with the planners. This scheme demonstrates that while it may be considered ‘garden-grabbing’ by some the planners can be supportive of well thought out and reasoned applications.