Archive for June, 2011

29 Jun

ESSEX HOUSE UPDATE

In Blog,Design,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Planning by Pete Tonks / June 29, 2011 / 0 Comments




New photos from a house i designed a few years ago…. the clients are doing pretty much all of the work themselves which is amazing but of course is taking a little longer than normal!… fair play to them though and they are making a great job of it.

Another joint project with the Oakwrights team from Hereford.

PJT

29 Jun

CAMBRIDGESHIRE HOUSE NEARLY FINISHED

In Blog,Design,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Planning,Timber Frame by Pete Tonks / June 29, 2011 / 0 Comments




Another one of my Cambridgeshire projects now nearly finished….. this was a full oak frame from the Oakwrights team


Really nice house this…. and really nice clients which always helps.

There is also a barn to be constructed on the same site so will update you when i have more news…

PJT
29 Jun

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE OAK FRAMED HOUSE NOW NEARLY FINISHED

In Blog,Design,Planning,Timber Frame by Pete Tonks / June 29, 2011 / 0 Comments


This is a nice house i designed in Northamptonshire in local stone and brick.

This project incorporated a full oak structural frame from Oakwrights
29 Jun

CAMBRIDGESHIRE HOUSES ON THE RIVER PASSED!

In Blog,Design,Planning by Pete Tonks / June 29, 2011 / 0 Comments
Well, this was a job and half!


These clients have been trying to get planning on their land for the last 10 years and it just never happened. I got involved around 18 months ago and am pleased to report that we received full planning approval today which is a right result!



The land is part of an old farmyard and sits adjacent to the River Cam and therefore within flood plain where development is normally resisted. It is also within a designated Conservation Area and within the curtilage of a Grade II listed house, hence the reason it has been so difficult. The approval is for 2 detached houses with shared garage block and i designed the houses to maximise the views to the river and natural solar gain.

After working closely with the clients and the local authority we are really pleased to have got this one passed…

PJT

16 Jun

FULL BUILD AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

In Blog,Design,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Planning by Pete Tonks / June 16, 2011 / 0 Comments

Just confirmed!….. really exciting news is that we will be offering full build and project management services by the end of 2011..

This is a really exciting evolvement of the business and increases our service portfolio to offer a complete package from concept, feasibility and planning stage and through building regulations and ultimately in assisting our clients in the construction of their new homes.

Still a few things to sort out but i will keep you updated with progress throughout the coming months.

PJT

08 Jun

BEDFORDSHIRE BARN NOW ON SITE

In Blog,Design,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Planning,Timber Frame by Pete Tonks / June 8, 2011 / 0 Comments

This was a cool little barn i designed for a site near Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

The site sits within the grounds of a Grade II listed house and in open countryside so was not without its difficulties. However, close pre-application work with Central Bedfordshire Council paid off and we got the planning approval first time round


This is another quality frame from the Oakwrights team and the clients are really happy with it.

Read the full story here….

03 Jun

ESSEX/HERTS HOUSE UPDATE

In Blog,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Planning,Timber Frame by Pete Tonks / June 3, 2011 / 0 Comments

This was a real favourite project of mine from a couple of years ago….
It was a house i designed for a replacement dwelling in a conservation area within a really nice Essex/Herts borders village.
The clients have produced a house of the highest quality on what is an amazing plot.
Look out for more photos to come soon.
PJT