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03 Jul

CASE STUDY FOR REPLACEMENT DWELLING DOWN IN KENT

In Misc by Pete Tonks / July 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

And here is another one which is proving to be popular which was a replacement dwelling i designed down in Kent. Hope you enjoy PJT            

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03 Jul

CASE STUDY FOR CONTEMPORARY SUFFOLK LONG COTTAGE

In Misc by Pete Tonks / July 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

I have been getting asked for more case studies to go up on the website and believe me we have a few new ones to add... just need some time to catch up with the web guys. In the meantime, i will post a few up here on the blog and the Facebook page and i hope you enjoy reading…

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19 Feb

DREAM DESIGN COMMISSION UNDERWAY…

In Misc by Pete Tonks / February 19, 2015 / 0 Comments

It was my great pleasure last year to receive a design commission from one of my favourite people in the industry, an all round top man by the name of Mr Jason Orme, Editor at Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine. Jason and I have known each other for many years and have enjoyed sharing our experiences and knowledge through our work…

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20 Nov

SUFFOLK BARN UPDATE

In Misc by Pete Tonks / November 20, 2014 / 0 Comments

Here is a little update on my Suffolk barn clients...   I have tried to capture a quick snapshot of all the hard work which has taken place over the last 4 weeks. They had their Oakwrights frame delivered 4 weeks ago and are now in the closing stages of having this fully erected and thermally wrapped using the amazing…

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24 Sep

BUILDING THE DREAM SERIES 2 WITH CHARLIE LUXTON ON MORE 4

In Misc by Pete Tonks / September 24, 2014 / 0 Comments

              I have been approached by our good friends at True North to see if I have any clients past, present or future who would like to be involved with series 3 which is currently in the planning stage. The current series 2 started a couple of weeks ago and is hosted by the…

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02 Sep

WE HAVE BEEN AWARDED SMARTER PLANNING CHAMPION STATUS!

In Misc by Pete Tonks / September 2, 2014 / 0 Comments

    Good news this morning as we have achieved the national recognition of submitting fully digital online planning applications through the government central hub, The Planning Portal. As such we are now champions apparently! :) We have been working with the portal since its inception and have tweaked and refined how we prepare and submit our applications to ensure…

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23 Jun

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE VILLAGE REPLACEMENT DWELLING PROJECT RECEIVES PLANNING PERMISSION!

In Misc by Pete Tonks / June 23, 2014 / 0 Comments

We had a great end to the week last week when this scheme was approved! This was once again a very ambitious proposal and 'word on the street' according to various local sources was that we didn't stand a chance. Well, you know me by now.... if i hear something like that i am definitely gonna give it a crack…

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03 Jun

HAPPY CLIENTS IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE!!

In Blog by Pete Tonks / June 3, 2014 / 0 Comments

Well, this is what its all about really..... :) I had these photos sent through the other day from clients i designed and got planning for last year in lovely Buckinghamshire and i think they like the house now the oak frame has gone up... big smiles is what its all about. This was a real toughie too.. the existing…

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30 May

TONKS 1 NEWTS 0 …. ANOTHER PLANNING PERMISSION OBTAINED!

In Blog by Pete Tonks / May 30, 2014 / 0 Comments

What an absolutely fantastic way to finish the week off! We have just secured planning permission for more clients in Suffolk and this one is a real beaut!! Its a contemporary spin on a classic render and timbered Suffolk barn for a replacement dwelling which sits facing a village green. The job had its moments and we had to overcome…

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28 May

UPDATE ON THE SUFFOLK EXTENSION AND REMODEL

In Blog by Pete Tonks / May 28, 2014 / 0 Comments

Seems only 5 minutes ago we were working with these great clients from London. They had decided to make the move to the countryside and head back towards Suffolk where they were born. They secured a small cottage on a great countryside plot. When i say great, i mean great!! On a very quiet road out of the village, 360…

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