January 14, 2022No Comments

Homebuilding and Renovating Show at Farnborough

After last year's virtual event, we are pleased to be participating as an exhibitor at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show this weekend (January 15th and 16th) at the Farnborough International Centre.  If you are embarking on an extension or a new build project, the show offers an excellent opportunity to make industry-wide contacts.

If you would like to have a chat about your project, please visit us at stand number A008.  We look forward to meeting you!

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January 11, 2022No Comments

Planning approval in Ottershaw

We are pleased to have secured our first planning approval for 2022.

Runnymede Council has approved our application for an extension to the top floor of a 1960's three bedroom house. The house is split on three levels to reflect the topography of the site. The additional space on the top floor will allow for the intermediate floor (entrance level) to be reconfigured to improve the layout of the house. Currently, the unusual plan has two bedrooms located next to the kitchen. The additional space on the top floor will allow for the bedrooms to moved up a floor, thereby freeing the intermediate level for daily family life. As the plot benefits from a substantial rear garden, the window openings were maximised to allow for views of the garden. The client was keen to avoid a box dormer aesthetic, as a result the additional space will be built upwards from the existing walls.

The project is due to start on site later this year and when completed, it will significantly improve the internal flow of the house and its external appearance.

January 2, 2022No Comments

Planning approval in Farnborough

On our last working day of 2021 we were delighted to have secured planning approval for an exciting project in Farnborough. The large contemporary style single storey extension covers a new build space of 38 sqm. The planning application was approved by Rushmoor Borough Council within the eight week determination period.

Build works are due to start on site in the spring once we have obtained Building Control approval. The proposal will feature the removal of a lean-to conservatory, a new open plan kitchen/family space and a reorganisation of the existing layout to include a new entrance, pantry and utility room. The proposal will enable our clients to enjoy multi-generational family life in a revived home to match current lifestyle trends and to maximise the relationship between the plot and the house.

January 2, 2022No Comments

Nearing completion in Darby Green

We managed to undertake our final site visit of last year to Darby Green before the xmas break and were really please to see the progress Marshall and Mace have made since the installation of the sliding doors. The plastering has been completed with the mist cot almost finished. The kitchen installation is in progress with work due to be completed before the spring. Even in the middle of winter it has evident that the two large sliding door openings with minimal framing and glazed corner have completely transformed the relationship between the house and the garden. The internal works have opened up a small dark kitchen and dining area into a large open plan space filled with natural light that will become the hub of family life.

December 20, 2021No Comments

Works progressing on site at Lasham

Although it was a cold December morning, we were delighted to visit our site in Lasham for the installation of the flat roof covering.  We were pleased to see Joe Taylor's team have made good progress on site and, with the imminent installation of the rooflights, the project will be watertight and ready for the start of the internal works in the new year.  The recent installation of the 7m wide sliding doors with minimal frames has opened the rear of the house to showcase a glorious view of the north Hampshire countryside. We look forward to the completed project early next year.

December 15, 2021No Comments

Planning approval in Alton Conservation Area

We are very pleased to have secured planning approval for one of Alton's most interesting houses, Gothic Cottage.

Gothic Cottage is a key part of the Alton Conservation Area, with a prominent position opposite St Lawrence Church. The property dates from the Victorian era and was subsequently converted into tow dwellings.

The approved changes include the replacement of a single storey extension with a double storey extension to house a larger bedroom,  a new bathroom and an open plan kitchen/dining area.

The kitchen/dining area will share a courtyard space with the existing outbuilding, which will be converted into ancillary habitable space. A new studio space/workshop in the far corner of the site forms the final part of the approved proposals.

The scheme will future proof the house for the owners and provide an integrated and sensitive design linking the house, outbuilding and garden into one unified property.

We will keep you updated as work progresses on site next year.

December 15, 2021No Comments

Completion of works in Camberley

We were pleased to be invited by our client to visit France Hill Drive to see their completed extension.

We are glad to report that the clients are delighted with the end result. Our design managed to fulfil and exceed their original brief to transform a tired house into fit for purpose family home. The open plan layout with the 7m wide sliding doors and strategically placed rooflight have created a space flowing with natural light, even in the short days of December. Extra space was created upstairs for a new bathroom and enlarged bedroom, which were vital additions to improving the daily family routine and enjoyment of the home.

The project was delivered on time and within budget by the contractor, Marshall and Mace.

December 8, 2021No Comments

Planning approved in Alton for large extension and detached garage

We are delighted to have secured planning approval in Alton for a front extension, a rear extension and a detached garage.

The house dates from the 1930s and includes a conservatory and a small rear extension. Our clients rightly identified that these elements were not maximising the potential of the property.

Our proposal was to remove the conservatory and small rear extension to allow for a full width rear extension to include an open plan kitchen and family space. As the plans developed, we also focused on improving the front of the house to create a unified ground floor layout. The key features of the project will include; a 7m wide sliding door, a strategically position rooflight strip to maximise natural light to the middle of the house and a wine cellar for our client's homegrown collection.

With assistance from RMT Tree Consultancy, we also secured permission for a detached garage at the front of the house, that sits within a root protection area.

Work is due to start next year on this exciting project, that promises to transform the property and the clients lifestyle.

November 27, 2021No Comments

Planning permission granted in Alton

We are pleased to post that we have secured planning permission from East Hants District Council for a two-storey rear extension on a Victorian end of terrace house. The approval includes the key parts of the brief such as; moving the ground floor bathroom (accessed via the kitchen) to the first floor and opening up the rear of the house following the relocation of the bathroom to improve the relationship of the house and garden.

The on-site works are due to start early next year. We will keep you posted as the project progresses. In the meantime if you are thinking of extending a similar type property, please get in touch as we will be able to guide you through the design process and the various stages of an extension project.

November 23, 2021No Comments

Self Build progressing on site in Holybourne

After a site visit last week, we are pleased to update that work is progressing at good pace in Holybourne. The scope of works includes a wraparound extension on both side and rear elevations with a two storey extension on one side. The client will be living in the house during works, so the build will be split into two phases. Completion for both phases is due for mid-2022. The blockwork and existing walls will be rendered in off-white and new stone grey framed windows and sliding doors will give the extension a clean and crisp contemporary finish. Internally, the combination of the open plan layout and double height entrance will create a stunning new home blending the existing with the new.