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21 May

“THE BRAIN” – PLANNING APPROVED!

In Misc by Pete Tonks / May 21, 2014 / 0 Comments

So, we are expanding here and after me and the missus and Marley the dog became 4 with the birth of our daugther, we are soon to become five with the arrival of Tonks Jnr 2 so we need some space!! When we bought our cottage around 10 years ago it was just a shoe box. We extended in 2005,…

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21 May

SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE VILLAGE REPLACEMENT DWELLING APPROVED

In Misc by Pete Tonks / May 21, 2014 / 0 Comments

Nice little result today..... we got planning for our clients for a replacement dwelling in a beautiful Cambridgeshire village not too far from my studio. We like the local ones ;) I took the job on last year and it took around 2-3 months for the design process and then we submitted the application to South Cambs DC. The planning…

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24 Apr

ESSEX STYLEEE!

In Blog,Misc by Pete Tonks / April 24, 2014 / 0 Comments

So,.. I had to squeeze a little job in today for some clients we met up at the recent Homebuilding and Renovating Show at the NEC. They have recently secured planning permission for a new build in Essex. Nothing to do with me up until I met them at the show with Tim Crump and Dave Grey of Oakwrights. Whilst…

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23 Apr

BARN FUNKIN!

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

This job in Suffolk has been taking a few twists and turns lately but looks like we are close to doing a deal with the planners to get it approved. First we had the newts to deal with a few months ago but this is now resolved albeit my clients do have slightly lighter pockets! Newts are high maintenance, trust…

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23 Apr

OXFORDSHIRE EXTENSION AND REMODEL APPROVED!

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

Nice job i have been working on over the last year or so has now recieved full planning approval. This was an extension and remodel scheme to a fairly non-descript house which the clients agreed with by the way! They did always plan on doing something with the place but on this occasion, as the house was pretty good in…

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24 Mar

FACEBOOK

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

To all of you lovely folks who visit my website. First of all, thank you and i hope you enjoy looking through the site. Please also be sure to click through and 'like' my Facebook page. My Facebook page is updated most days with live activity on jobs as i design them together with other related news and topics. https://www.facebook.com/PJTDESIGNLTD…

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04 Mar

YOUTUBE PROMO WITH OAKWRIGHTS

In Blog by Pete Tonks / March 4, 2014 / 0 Comments

Here is a little film we put together recently just to show what we get up to behind the scenes and how i approach the design and planning service for my clients. I hope you enjoy it… PJT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3dTFdCj14I&feature=c4-overview&list=UUk1-LQbraNrBsFsBTaPydaw

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14 Feb

LONG IN THE GAME – MULLET ALERT!

In Blog by Pete Tonks / February 14, 2014 / 0 Comments

So i got reminiscing about my 30 years in this industry the other day with my parents and as always, i could rely on my old mum to say "i have got some photos, wait a minute".. so off she goes and comes back first of all with this beauty! Now, this picture i think would have been from around…

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09 Jan

A LANDMARK PLANNING APPROVAL FOR PJT DESIGN LTD!

In Blog by Pete Tonks / January 9, 2014 / 0 Comments

Last night, at a planning committee meeting held at Forest Heath Council in Suffolk, we received a unanimous 13 to 1 vote in favour for a new dwelling application set within a lovely Suffolk village. Great news of course.... What made this decision sweeter though? Well, basically, the application site sits outside of the village development boundary so there is…

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13 Dec

SUFFOLK PREAPP SUCCESSFUL

In Blog by Pete Tonks / December 13, 2013 / 0 Comments

Had a great response in today from St Edmunsbury council in Suffolk for a barn style replacement dwelling project which sits on a lovely village green. When we did the preapp, i advised my clients to get proper surveys done on the existing dwelling so we can produce architectural comparison drawings of old versus new but also things like bats,…

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