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06 May

BEDFORDSHIRE HOUSE NOW GOT PLANNING…

In Blog,Design,Planning by Pete Tonks / May 6, 2011 / 0 Comments

This is a scheme i have been working on since middle of last year but we have now received full planning permission. The house will sit on a site of 20 acres with its own lake, adjacent river and also private island!Very pleased we got this one for these lovely clients.PJT

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22 Apr

CAMBRIDGESHIRE HOUSES WELL ON THE WAY TO BEING FINISHED

In Blog,Design,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Planning by Pete Tonks / April 22, 2011 / 0 Comments

These are some photos from a site i got planning on for clients in late 2009. The project consists of 2 houses and the plots are absolutely spot on. They basically sit within the grounds of a Cambridgeshire stately home, surrounded by an existing Victorian walled garden and back onto woodland.... not too bad i would say!Absolutely great clients though…

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21 Apr

KATE AND WILLS SELF BUILD HOME – DESIGN COMPETITION

In Blog,Design by Pete Tonks / April 21, 2011 / 0 Comments

So the house i had to design for that mystery couple was in fact for Kate and Wills!It was part of a design competition whereby i was asked to present what i would have created for the royal couple for their new self build home. Some would say that this could be the most high profile self build ever done…

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22 Mar

Latest House Design for Oakwrights currently under construction at NEC

In Blog,Design,Oakwrights by Pete Tonks / March 22, 2011 / 0 Comments

This is a design i did for Oakwrights as the base model for their new Wood House Range which is based on their highly successful show home up in Hereford. It is currently being constructed at the NEC in Birmingham as a full size house which will form the basis of their show stand at the Homebuilding and Renovating Exhibition…

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28 Feb

A design for the royal couple?

In Blog,Design,Planning by Pete Tonks / February 28, 2011 / 0 Comments

I have been asked by a leading Homebuilding magazine to create a design for Kate and Wills for their proposed Eco Mansion in Hereford....The site already has planning permission and i think they are well into the project so i think the proposal from the magazine is more of a "what if" scenario and is more a bit of fun…

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29 Oct

TYPICAL DESIGN FEES

In Blog,Design,Planning by Pete Tonks / October 29, 2010 / 0 Comments

Interesting extract from this months Homebuilding and Renovating magazine main feature "The 10 Experts Every Project Needs... and How to Find Them" about typical fees that you would expect to pay a designer or architect for your new build project... Its a really good issue all round this month including yet more oak framing storiesso why not get yourself a…

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28 Jun

ASCOT PROJECT 2010 IS GO….

In Blog,Design by Pete Tonks / June 28, 2010 / 0 Comments

We have been working on this project for a couple of years now but can at last confirm that we have secured planning permission for this highly prestigious job.The site is just around the corner from Ascot racecourse and is a replacement dwelling providing around 6500 square feet over three floors.The design is based on local vernacular and arts and…

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