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05 Apr

OAKWRIGHTS BY DESIGN (you need to read this!)

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

With the NEC Homebuilding and Renovating Show now behind us, we can reflect on the launch of Oakwrights by Design amongst other things....You would be amazed at the number of people who want to create an individual oak framed house but then look to commission an architect or designer who have no experience in this complex form of construction. I…

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05 Apr

LINCOLNSHIRE CLIENT VERY HAPPY!

So, i finished my concept designs for the new farmhouse project in Lincolnshire yesterday afternoon and emailed them up to the client.I was very happy to receive an email from them last night with the best reaction a designer could wish for...... and i quote "Hi Pete, Absolutely love the design, well done! You have had fun designing this one!"The…

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21 Mar

CAMBRIDGESHIRE VILLAGE HOUSE NEARING COMPLETION

In Blog,Design,Oakwrights,Planning,Self Build by Pete Tonks / March 21, 2012 / 0 Comments

I have been out and about in Cambridgeshire today and dropped in on some lovely clients in a village near Royston.This is the previous house that was demolished This is the replacement dwelling whereby we undertook the full design and planning process together with frame supply and erection by T J Crump Oakwrights and is now looking absolutely fantastic....!The clients…

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20 Mar

HAPPY CLIENTS IN SUFFOLK THIS MORNING!

In Blog,Design,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Planning,Timber Frame by Pete Tonks / March 20, 2012 / 0 Comments

Had an email from some clients near Woodbridge, Suffolk whose oak frame delivery has started today.... needless to say they are very pleased and excited...Great photo thanks John and Sue... I will keep you updated over the coming weeks for this really great site for 2 houses we got planning permission for last yearPJT

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21 Feb

FEATURED CAMBRIDGESHIRE BARN IN HOMEBUILDING AND RENOVATING MAGAZINE

In Blog,Design,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Planning,Self Build by Pete Tonks / February 21, 2012 / 0 Comments

I was pleasantly surprised when my copy of the April edition of H&R was delivered by the postie yesterday as it featured one of my projects with a full write up and professional shots.This was another joint project with my good friends at Oakwrights and was a replacement dwelling of traditional Cambridgeshire barn vernacular.We had some great clients on this…

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07 Feb

ASCOT PROJECT PLANNING LOOKING GOOD

In Blog,Design,Planning,Self Build by Pete Tonks / February 7, 2012 / 0 Comments

Looks like we should be getting planning for our next project down in Ascot..... planning is not due until the middle of this month and without getting too ahead of myself, i am quietly confident!....As always, i will keep you posted :)PJT

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16 Jan

SURREY PROJECT LOOKING GOOD FOR PLANNING APPROVAL

In Blog,Design,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Self Build,Timber Frame by Pete Tonks / January 16, 2012 / 0 Comments

I have just been chatting to the planning officer for this particular job and it looks like we are going to get this approved by the end of this month...This was a particularly tricky design set over a number of levels to maximise the natural slope of the site....Very pleased if we get this approved as this is due to…

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16 Nov

FULL CASE STUDY OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE HOUSE DESIGNS

In Blog,Design,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Self Build,Timber Frame by Pete Tonks / November 16, 2011 / 0 Comments

I am pleased to report that Oakwrights have today uploaded a really good case study of a house i designed a few years ago which was always going to be special.Check it out at http://www.oakwrights.co.uk/oakwrights_hereford_case_study_stubblefield.aspxAbsolute quality self build and just goes to show how much heart, soul and passion goes into these projects by people who have never done it…

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15 Nov

CONTEMPORARY ESSEX BARN

In Blog,Design,Planning,Self Build,Timber Frame by Pete Tonks / November 15, 2011 / 0 Comments

My contemporary spin on a barn is taking shape nicely for this beautiful plot in Essex. I have kept the design as simple as possible so as to echo traditional barns found within the countryside and combined this with modern geometry and detailing. I am especially loving the configuration of glazed elements on the entrance elevation....Final design work should be…

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30 Sep

STRATFORD ON AVON HOUSE – PLANNING PERMISSION OBTAINED

In Blog,Design,Planning by Pete Tonks / September 30, 2011 / 0 Comments

We have received planning permission on behalf of these clients in an amazing location....The project is a replacement farmhouse in the Cotswold district and within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We worked closely with the planning authority at pre-application stage as this was always going to be a high profile site with 360 degree panaromic views of open countryside.The…

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