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Designing a nursery and exploring acoustics for a village school

By Paul

Designing a nursery and exploring acoustics for a village school

TAS Architects has been working on a sketch design for a new nursery and multi-use space in the grounds of a village school. The school is lucky to benefit from a forest school area, ecological pond and running track, which are all important elements to consider in the design development.

We were asked to create a design for a nursery to accommodate 20...

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Introducing ‘Collaborate and Build’

By Christophe

Introducing ‘Collaborate and Build’

Traditionally, once a house building project has gained planning permission, the next stage is detailed design followed by a competitive tender process to find a builder. Up to this point, costs are only loosely unknown. The client doesn’t have an exact price for their project until the architect has spent time creating a highly detailed design package. However,...

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Tags: Architectural process, Construction, Design

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Planning submitted: Eight new houses, Suffolk

By Christophe

Planning submitted: Eight new houses, Suffolk

Just submitted – planning for four 2-bed terraced houses, and outline planning for four self-build plots of 3 & 4-bed houses. Each dwelling is carefully orientated to provide a balance of internal daylight, quality amenity space, and views out to the surrounding countryside. The site has mature boundary hedging which will screen the new houses in views...

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Offsite timber frame manufacture: the pros and cons

By Lizzie

Offsite timber frame manufacture: the pros and cons

Offsite timber frame construction has raced ahead in recent years, both in terms of popularity with self-builders and the UK’s ability to manufacture. However, a timber frame structure produced offsite won’t be the right choice for every project. The decision boils down to time and project specifics, including budget and design ambitions.

The most...

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Tags: Construction, Design, On Site

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Planning permission granted: Surbiton Road

By Paul

Planning permission granted: Surbiton Road

On its way! We’re thrilled that this mixed-use scheme on Surbiton Road has been granted planning permission.

Behind the listed façade, the existing buildings will be partially demolished to make way for nine residential units with flexible retail and coworking space on the ground floor. Roof gardens will top off the four storeys and a communal courtyard...

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