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TAS wins two Hertfordshire architecture awards

By Paul

TAS wins two Hertfordshire architecture awards

2021 was a great year for architecture awards for TAS Architects! Following on from winning two RIBA awards for Woodside Mews and Manor Ridge Barns, we have won two awards with the Hertfordshire Association of Architects (HAA). In an online awards ceremony, the HAA team announced that our new build scheme Loxley Stables, located just outside Tring, won in both the...

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Tags: Awards, Finished Projects

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Planning permission granted: Striking London house extension

By Christophe

Planning permission granted: Striking London house extension

We’re delighted to have been granted planning permission for the full refurbishment of a beautiful townhouse in Notting Hill. This application for a London house extension was more complicated than some, involving significant liaison with the Westminster planning department and a specific focus on protecting urban greenery. The four-storey family home currently has...

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Choosing natural building materials could boost your health

By Lizzie

Choosing natural building materials could boost your health

While the impact of buildings on the environment is coming under a brighter spotlight, so is the impact of buildings on the people who inhabit them. More people are keen to live in dwellings that bring in lots of natural light, for example, and maintain a comfortable temperature. Increasingly, home owners are paying attention to how the fabric of their homes could...

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Garden flats could be a sustainable solution for villages

By Paul

Garden flats could be a sustainable solution for villages

When people reach retirement age, they often start to consider their living situation. They might choose to downsize, to relocate to somewhere they’ve always dreamed of living or to move to a home that they know will suit them no matter what the future holds. For someone opting for the latter move, they will probably have several priorities. Single-storey living is...

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We’ve gained planning permission for a highly sustainable new home

By Paul

We’ve gained planning permission for a highly sustainable new home

We recently gained planning permission for an exciting project: the creation of a highly sustainable, new-build, single-storey dwelling in a secluded location in Hertfordshire. Our client is extremely keen to take a pioneering approach, using the most sustainable techniques and materials possible. When complete, Long Barn will be a shining example of how carbon...

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Planning Permission Granted: Yorkshire Barn Extension

By Christophe

Planning Permission Granted: Yorkshire Barn Extension

This week we’ve had the fantastic news that Ryedale Council have granted planning permission for the renovation and extension of this stone barn in Yorkshire. The barn, which is currently divided into two dwellings, will be returned to one as part of the scheme. Multiple existing extensions and interventions will be removed as the first phase of the works,...

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The evolution of gutters: a reflection of our feelings towards functional design

By Paul

The evolution of gutters: a reflection of our feelings towards functional design

Gutters are functional. They collect water from the roof of a building and transport it away, to a designated place. But how necessary are they? The way their design has evolved is an interesting reflection of how our feelings towards water and function have changed over the years, including areas such as sustainability. The Georgians and Victorians didn’t want to...

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Helping students to design homes on Mars

By Emily

Helping students to design homes on Mars

TAS has always been committed to supporting students, helping young people to explore the world of architecture. In August, I helped to lead a workshop for A-level and post graduate students held by D-Lab, a workspace and community interest company based in Hertfordshire and London focused on design, architecture, technology, and innovation. The main aim of the...

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Fundraising for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

By Christophe

Fundraising for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

TAS Architects’ Lizzie is running the Hackney Half on 26th September to fund-raise for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Only research can stop cancer and we have in mind Angus, the young son of a friend of TAS Architects who has a rare and devastating form of leukemia. Please visit our JustGiving page to support our cause if you can. In 2019, Angus, the son of...

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RIBA East Award Winner 2021

By Lizzie

RIBA East Award Winner 2021

“The houses form a well-considered mini terrace in an awkward backland site. The project is an excellent example of what can be achieved through good design and simple means to produce a quality piece of architecture, for a profit, with a committed and intelligent developer. If more backland sites were developed with this level of rigour and delight, we would...

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Tags: Awards, Finished Projects, In The Media

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RIBA Yorkshire Award Winner 2021

By Lizzie

RIBA Yorkshire Award Winner 2021

“This complex of old and new buildings working together is a great showcase of what can be done when you have great collaboration between the client, design team, and skilled contractor.” – RIBA Yorkshire We were absolutely thrilled to win an award at the RIBA Yorkshire Awards 2021! Our Yorkshire Farm Conversion was a hit with the judges, amongst...

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Tags: Awards, Finished Projects, In The Media

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