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14 Jun

SUFFOLK HOUSE 1 OF 2 COMPLETE

In Blog,Design,Oakwrights,Timber Frame by Pete Tonks / June 14, 2013 / 0 Comments

Been some time since i had the chance to sit down and write about some of the recently finished projects that are coming through from clients.This one was received yesterday from some great clients in Suffolk and i have to say i absolutely love it!My plan with this house was to produce a cottage style building but with a contemporary…

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13 Mar

CONTEMPORARY EXTENSION/REMODEL APPROVED IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE

In Blog,Design,Planning by Pete Tonks / March 13, 2013 / 0 Comments

I do from time to time get to indulge my passion for contemporary projects and am pleased to say we have received full planning approval today for our clients on this scheme.The existing house is a bit of 60/70 post modernism which in some respects never really quite hit the mark.Over the years it has been extended and knocked about…

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22 Feb

AMBITIOUS BUT SUCCESSFUL!

In Blog,Design,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Planning by Pete Tonks / February 22, 2013 / 0 Comments

Much celebration in the PJT Design studio this morning as we have achieved an ambitious planning approval for Suffolk clients for one of my most ambitious extension/remodel projects in recent years which is also amongst my favourites. The existing property is a small narrow cottage which is to be extended and remodelled to well over double its current size and…

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18 Jan

OUR VERY OWN REMODEL

In Blog,Design by Pete Tonks / January 18, 2013 / 0 Comments

All this talk of extensions got me reminiscing about the near 10 years we have now been working on our place and i guess its kind of finished but as all of you know... "its never finished!". A few pictures below tell a very brief history with important help along the way from friends and our farmer neighbours who were amazing…

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18 Jan

REMODELLING PROJECT IN OXFORDSHIRE

In Blog,Design,Oak Frame,Self Build,Timber Frame by Pete Tonks / January 18, 2013 / 0 Comments

Still on the remodel theme, here is another highly ambitious scheme i designed for clients in Oxfordshire in a AHLV (Area of High Landscape Value) so even more chuffed that we got planning fully approved at the end of last year.The clients have now been working with our good friends at Oakwrights in respect of the structural oak frame and…

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18 Jan

EXTENSIONS AND REMODELLING – THE NEW "MOVING?""

In Blog,Design,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Planning by Pete Tonks / January 18, 2013 / 0 Comments

Can't believe i have not been able to get to my blog since last September! This thing called work and now a nearly 2 year old daughter seem to get in the way... 2012 was a good year mainly with lots of projects coming on board and good planning permissions being obtained for clients old and new... I have seen a sharp…

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10 Aug

ESSEX CONTEMPORARY BARN APPROVED!

In Blog,Design,Planning,Self Build by Pete Tonks / August 10, 2012 / 0 Comments

Very very pleased with this one! Its been a while coming but at last today we have received full planning approval for this replacement dwelling in Essex.I am pleased on many levels really. Firstly, my clients have already sold their house and have been on site in two caravans for 3 winters and during this time have had 2 children!…

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20 Jul

NEXT ASCOT HOUSE PASSED!

In Blog,Design,Planning by Pete Tonks / July 20, 2012 / 0 Comments

So, i have once again been doing battle with the planners for this site in Ascot together with an overcautious trees officer but at long last it looks like we have a planning approval on behalf of one of my long standing developer clients.This is a replacement dwelling project in a classic Ascot leafy drive with some absolutely stunning properties so…

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14 May

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE HOUSE UPDATE

In Blog,Design,Oakwrights,Self Build,Timber Frame by Pete Tonks / May 14, 2012 / 0 Comments

I have a really great update from some of my clients in Buckinghamshire. This is a house i designed back in 2009 and it is now nearing completion and looks absolutely stunning!Front Elevation My Planning DrawingsFront Driveway ApproachRear Garden ViewRear Elevation This has been another joint venture with my good friends at T J Crump Oakwrights Ltd and you can see from the…

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05 Apr

CAMBRIDGESHIRE BARN UPDATE – PLANNING APPROVED

In Blog,Design,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Planning by Pete Tonks / April 5, 2012 / 0 Comments

What a result this one has been.....! but also, what a journey.I have been working with these clients for around a year now but they have been attempting to get planning on land within their garden for a number of years and unfortunately for them, this has been unsuccesful.The characteristics of the plot and their project are probably the most…

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