Archive for August, 2011

24 Aug

THEY SAY TO START THEM EARLY…

In Blog,Misc by Pete Tonks / August 24, 2011 / 0 Comments

It looks like my 6 month old daugther Edie May is taking an early interest in my work….!





Maybe i could start her off with a few tracing jobs soon and see how it goes from there.. 🙂



PJT

23 Aug

2 HOUSE PROJECT IN SUFFOLK DUE TO GO TO PLANNING

In Blog,Design,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Planning,Self Build by Pete Tonks / August 23, 2011 / 0 Comments



This is the job i am currently working on for a site of 2 new oak frame houses in conjunction with the Oakwrights team. We are planning on submitting the formal application by the end of August so i will keep you updated with any news.



Just been working up the site plan today and all looking good.

PJT

23 Aug

ESSEX CONTEMPORARY BARN UPDATE

In Blog,Design,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Planning,Self Build by Pete Tonks / August 23, 2011 / 0 Comments

Here are some further advanced images from the barn i was designing last week for clients in Essex who want a contemporary barn.

Looks absolutely fantastic in my opinion….. (I am allowed to say that aren’t I?)
External finishes on this design are going to be large slate or granite tiles on the ground floor, vertical cedar boarding above and either a slate or zinc profiled roof.

This job is going in to planning during September so i will keep you posted on progress
PJT

23 Aug

LINCOLNSHIRE BUILD NEARING COMPLETION

This is a house i designed and got planning for during 2009/2010.

Its another project with T J Crump Oakwrights and although on the outside we had to keep things fairly simple and of the local brick/tile vernacular, it still works really well as an oak frame home.

Still a little bit to do until its fully finished and landscaped but so far looking great

PJT

18 Aug

CONTEMPORARY ESSEX BARN STYLE IN DESIGN

In Blog,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Planning,Self Build,Timber Frame by Pete Tonks / August 18, 2011 / 0 Comments











Have been working on this one for most of this week…. funky contemporary barn for some Essex clients….



These are quick shots straight off the drawing board so fairly sketchy quality but looking really good… should be finished up in the next day or two so will post up finals as soon as they are done.


It is another replacement dwelling project we have been asked to design and will be another oak frame collaboration with T J Crump Oakwrights


PJT
03 Aug

SPLIT LEVELS DESIGNS…

In Blog,Design,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Planning,Self Build by Pete Tonks / August 3, 2011 / 0 Comments

Seem to be working on loads of sloping site and split level designs at the moment…..!

These involve a bit more “head-scratching” than normal but ultimately end up resulting in some exciting designs and spaces…..

Here is a typical section through a split level design….
and this is the resulting external elevation….

This is for a site down near Farnham, Surrey…. once we have got the design sorted and into planning I will post up some more pictures.

PJT

03 Aug

SITE FOR 2 HOUSES IN SUFFOLK IN DESIGN

In Blog,Design,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Planning by Pete Tonks / August 3, 2011 / 0 Comments


This is an absolutely amazing site I have been asked to design in Suffolk


It’s for 2 dwellings in what is open countryside basically and
is bordered by a large lake and also a dense woodland of oak trees, so pretty special really.

I am currently working through to pre-application stage with the clients who are now happy in principle with the designs. Once I have negotiated my way through the pre-app stage with the local authority and reached an agreement in principle, we can proceed to full application.

I have designed the buildings as classic quirky random Suffolk vernacular with a subtle mix of locally referenced claddings and building shapes.


The main house sits over a drop in levels on the site and therefore what appears to be a single storey building with attic rooms from the front, does in fact open up into 3 storeys at the rear..

I will keep you updated when i have more news

PJT
03 Aug

NEW ASCOT PROJECT IN DESIGN

In Blog,Design,Planning by Pete Tonks / August 3, 2011 / 0 Comments


This is my next joint venture with an Ascot based developer that I have worked with for years now….


It is a replacement dwelling in what is known as Green Belt Village so we have a few hoops to jump through with the planners but I know what needs doing which is the main thing…
I will keep you updated with any news.

Wish me luck!

PJT

02 Aug

KENT OAK FRAME HOUSE NEARING COMPLETION

In Blog,Design,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Planning by Pete Tonks / August 2, 2011 / 0 Comments



This is a really cool house i designed back in 2008/2009 and the clients have emailed me today with some photos of the nearly finished project…. looks absolutely spot on in my opinion.

It was a tough planning scenario whereby i gained planning permission for the demolition of the current dwelling and replacement thereof with a full oak frame build in association with my friends at T J Crump Oakwrights…. It was tough in that the plot sits within the Green Belt where only very limited enlargement on replacement is permitted under current planning legislation.
I worked closely with the planning officer and conservation officer at pre-application stage to ensure we worked up a design that they were happy with as well as my clients.
After a bit of clever thinking in how we approached the planning constraints such as bulk, scale, massing and impact on the open countryside, i came up with a scheme that was passed first time by the council allowing the clients to proceed with the build…
Looks absolutely excellent though Simon and Vicky so many congratulations and enjoy your new home..!
PJT