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06 Jan

Derbyshire Oak Frame Build

In Misc by Pete Tonks / January 6, 2009 / 0 Comments

Hi to you all and a happy new year...As mentioned in a previous post, we have a client up in Derbyshire undertaking a very nice oak frame build with our friends at Oakwrights.Our client is using a near full oak frame incorporating lots of traditional detailing...Should look great when its finished and the site probably has some of the best…

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11 Dec

In Misc by Pete Tonks / December 11, 2008 / 0 Comments

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08 Dec

KENT PROJECT – PLANNING PASSED!

In Misc by Pete Tonks / December 8, 2008 / 0 Comments

We are really pleased about this one....This project is a replacement dwelling situation on a lovely plot in Kent for a young family looking to create a family home. Once again it is in a difficult planning situation as the existing bungalow is relatively small, is within Green Belt and also within a AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). However,…

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08 Dec

ASCOT PROJECT 2 – PLANNNG PASSED!

In Misc by Pete Tonks / December 8, 2008 / 0 Comments

I think I must say this about all of my projects but this truly is one of my favourite houses this year!It is a 6000 square foot Arts and Crafts inspired house just around the corner from Ascot race course and when built will look absolutely amazing. We have worked closely with the planning department throughout the year who described…

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05 Dec

LINCOLNSHIRE BARN PROJECT – PLANNING APPROVED!

In Misc by Pete Tonks / December 5, 2008 / 0 Comments

Another one of our favourite projects received full planning approval yesterday!The project is a contemporary interpretaion of a barn conversion to be finished in a classic combination of soft red brick, slate roof and oak framing from our friends at Oakwrights. We have been working closely with West Lindsey District Council since April of this year in terms of policy…

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28 Nov

DERBYSHIRE LONG BARN NOW OUT OF THE GROUND!

In Misc by Pete Tonks / November 28, 2008 / 0 Comments

We designed and got planning for this client last year and we are now pleased to report that the project is now well underway.This was a long barn design for an agriculturally tied dwelling in amazing Derbyshire countrysideIt will be finished in soft red brick with clay tiles with a good amount of exposed oak frame which will weather to…

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27 Nov

ESSEX PLANNING PASSED – A TRUE DREAM PROJECT!

In Misc by Pete Tonks / November 27, 2008 / 0 Comments

We were delighted to even get involved on this job in the first place. It is a replacement dwelling situation in a great rural Essex village and is located facing the village green and the River Cam so to say this was always going to be a difficult one is an understatement!The clients had some really good ideas on what…

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27 Nov

CAMBRIDGSHIRE PLANNING PASSED!

In Misc by Pete Tonks / November 27, 2008 / 0 Comments

A major result this one....!Have been working with South Cambs Council on this replacement dwelling project for most of this year and we received full planning a couple of weeks ago.We have managed to negotiate a good 2 storey house of circa 2500 square feet from what was a much smaller bungalow and the site is also host to a…

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21 Nov

Monster House is born!

In Misc by Pete Tonks / November 21, 2008 / 0 Comments

We currently have clients constructing this amazing property in Virginia Water. It is going to be 10,500 square feet when complete comprising accommodation aplenty over 4 floors including the basement.We obtained planning permission for this replacement dwelling earlier in the year and it is scheduled for completion in early 2009.

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21 Nov

Ascot Project 1 out of the ground!

In Misc by Pete Tonks / November 21, 2008 / 0 Comments

We currently have 2 projects being constructed in Ascot.... This one is 7,500 square feet and has pretty much everything you could wish for!We obtained planning approval for this replacement dwelling earlier in the year and it is scheduled for completion in early 2009.

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