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09 Dec

GOING LARGE!

In Misc by Pete Tonks / December 9, 2013 / 0 Comments

Those lovely folks at Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine have just made my latest article available online. Hope you enjoy it... http://www.homebuilding.co.uk/design/design-guides/design-style/designing-larger-home

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25 Nov

Channel 4 Building the Dream

In Misc by Pete Tonks / November 25, 2013 / 0 Comments

As mentioned last week, i have had another of my projects secured for filming by Channel 4 for the next series of Building the Dream with Charlie Luxton     Obviously well pleased with this and i will keep you updated with details as and when i hear. PJT

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18 Oct

Surrey green belt house approved

In Misc by Pete Tonks / October 18, 2013 / 0 Comments

Nice little result yesterday.... after an on and off 2 year battle with Mole Valley District Council in Surrey, we received planning permission for this replacement dwelling in the Green Belt. The project has been arduous at times and to say the clients have been patient is an understatement! We suffered delays at the end of 2012 due to missing…

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18 Oct

Retirement is for wimps

In Misc by Pete Tonks / October 18, 2013 / 0 Comments

So i was out an about with my work experience placement James today at client meetings and i said we would go and visit one of my recent Cambridgeshire completions. As chance had it, the main man Tim Crump was there with his professional photographer to do a full shoot on the place. These clients are a particular favourite of…

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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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