Planning Granted – Church Street, Great Shelford

We received planning permission and listed building consent for our scheme in Great Shelford. The scheme is to extend a listed property to the rear so as to gain the owners additional bedrooms and a large kitchen dining space.

The design uses a ‘butterfly wing’ sedum roof to enhance the appearance of this listed property and to work against the low lying rear elevation of the building. This will also aid the environmental aspect of the extension whilst also offering another layer of ecology to the property.

We are in the process of developing the design further for RIBA Stage 4 Detailed design / Tender and then RIBA Stage 5 – Construction. You can view more on the project here.

Option 03 - Garden view

New Project – Wrap around – Wordsworth Ave, Eaton Ford

We have been asked to design a ground floor extension to a property that ties in all the existing structures of the house. In addition, this will include a first floor extension that will give the owners the extra bedroom they require. This scheme is in the early stages of discussion following a detailed feasibility study of the property. We have produced three different designs that explore ideas and materiality.

You can find out more here. We will keep you informed of any developments.

Option 03 - External rear view

New Project – Two storey extension – Rectory Close, Great Paxton

We have uploaded a new project for a private client in Great Paxton on the outskirts of St Neots. The scheme is to form a two storey extension to the rear that engages with the garden and to alter the internal arrangement of the property to make best use of the space. We have recently produced a feasibility study for the owners that explored different ideas, spatial arrangements and materials.

You can view more on the project here. We will keep you informed of the progress on our website.

Extension, Church Street, Great Shelford – Goes in for planning

We have submitted the extension project in Great Shelford to planning with South Cambs District Council. The application is Householder Application with Listed Building Consent to gain permission for a single storey rear extension to the property.

We have developed the design with the clients since the feasibility process to gain some more additional space and ensure a comfortable design that sits against the listed property. The design process entailed exploration of the materials and roof forms due to the scale of the property and location of key limiting factors (i.e. first floor window, neighbour’s extension, boundary walls, etc.). All of these site contextual issues have assisted in developing the design to be a sympathetic addition to the property.

You can view more on the project here. We will keep you informed of how things develop.

Internal alterations – Ashfield, Kimbolton – Progress

We have been working with the client selected builder to complete an internal and roof alteration project in Kimbolton.  It is envisioned that the project will be completed in the next couple of weeks once a sedum roof is added to the build, and the finishing touches are finalised.

Some recent construction images can be seen below:

Abbot House – Progress

The works have been progressing really well on site for Abbot House and the extension now has some windows installed.  The sliding folding doors by Solarlux and installer Redfen Associates Ltd are to be completed by the end of the month.  Following the completion of this element, a balcony is to be installed with a cast iron grate and glass panels.

The new windows are in the similar style to the existing house and work really well with the new brickwork.

We will update you on the progress and publish some finished photos when complete.  Let us know what you think!

Ravens Court – Progress

Our scheme for Ravens Court is progressing really well on site and is starting to take shape.  We thought we would share some photos taken over the last few weeks.

The builders are now constructing the timber work for the roof.  This will create a double pitched arrangement with a central valley gutter.  Several key packages are being progressed by specialists and the next step will be to get the extension and the existing building watertight.  This will then allow the scaffolding enclosure to be removed and the internal works to begin.

We will keep you informed of the progress as we continue on this exciting journey with our client.

181 Great North Road goes in for planning

The planning application for the first floor extension in Eaton Socon has been submitted to the Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC).  The details of the application are on the Council’s website and this will give people the opportunity to comment on the design.

In order to support the application, we always attend town/parish council planning committee meetings.   The law requires that these committees consult on all planning applications.  At a recent St Neots town council planning committee meeting the panel were fully in support of this application.  This is a positive step forward, and we hope HDC think similarly.

We envision that planning permission will be granted by the end of April.  We are in dialogue with the planning officer to ensure the design satisfies the appropriate requirements.

Further information on this scheme can be found here.