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18 Jan

EXTENSIONS AND REMODELLING – THE NEW "MOVING?""

In Blog,Design,Oak Frame,Oakwrights,Planning by Pete Tonks / January 18, 2013 / 0 Comments

Can't believe i have not been able to get to my blog since last September! This thing called work and now a nearly 2 year old daughter seem to get in the way... 2012 was a good year mainly with lots of projects coming on board and good planning permissions being obtained for clients old and new... I have seen a sharp…

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11 Sep

My latest article in Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine

In Blog by Pete Tonks / September 11, 2012 / 0 Comments

http://www.oakwrights.co.uk/press/e1af1c1e6299455985fccd1c3ce037eePete%20Tonks%20House%20Design%20Tips%20Oct%2012.pdf

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10 Aug

ESSEX CONTEMPORARY BARN APPROVED!

In Blog,Design,Planning,Self Build by Pete Tonks / August 10, 2012 / 0 Comments

Very very pleased with this one! Its been a while coming but at last today we have received full planning approval for this replacement dwelling in Essex.I am pleased on many levels really. Firstly, my clients have already sold their house and have been on site in two caravans for 3 winters and during this time have had 2 children!…

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25 Jul

The 1958 Shard?

In Blog by Pete Tonks / July 25, 2012 / 0 Comments

A little quiz for you all on this Wednesday morning. Who do you think sketched this amazing drawing out in 1958? And do you not think this is very close to the design of the controversial Shard in London? Do you love it or think its a blot on the London landscape...? would love to hear your views.PJT

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20 Jul

PJT DESIGN LTD ON FACEBOOK

In Blog,Planning,Self Build by Pete Tonks / July 20, 2012 / 0 Comments

Please also remember to find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/PJT-Design-Limited/113411558680680  where galleries of my work are available for viewingand also on Twitter athttps://twitter.com/PJTdesignThanks!PJT

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20 Jul

NEXT ASCOT HOUSE PASSED!

In Blog,Design,Planning by Pete Tonks / July 20, 2012 / 0 Comments

So, i have once again been doing battle with the planners for this site in Ascot together with an overcautious trees officer but at long last it looks like we have a planning approval on behalf of one of my long standing developer clients.This is a replacement dwelling project in a classic Ascot leafy drive with some absolutely stunning properties so…

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14 May

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE HOUSE UPDATE

In Blog,Design,Oakwrights,Self Build,Timber Frame by Pete Tonks / May 14, 2012 / 0 Comments

I have a really great update from some of my clients in Buckinghamshire. This is a house i designed back in 2009 and it is now nearing completion and looks absolutely stunning!Front Elevation My Planning DrawingsFront Driveway ApproachRear Garden ViewRear Elevation This has been another joint venture with my good friends at T J Crump Oakwrights Ltd and you can see from the…

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05 Apr

CAMBRIDGESHIRE BARN UPDATE – PLANNING APPROVED

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

What a result this one has been.....! but also, what a journey.I have been working with these clients for around a year now but they have been attempting to get planning on land within their garden for a number of years and unfortunately for them, this has been unsuccesful.The characteristics of the plot and their project are probably the most…

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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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