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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 important...

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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 at the...

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Tags: Design, Planning

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What is the role of an architect after planning?

By Christophe

What is the role of an architect after planning?

Yes, architects design buildings. But the role of an architect can go far beyond the initial sketches and line drawings. An architect can work with you throughout your project, through design and the actual build to completion. We get a lot of questions about what an architect does once a planning application has been approved. The largest chunk of work actually...

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Tags: Architectural process, Profession

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Architects’ fees explained

By Paul

Architects’ fees explained

Once you’ve relayed the details of your project, hopes and goals to an architect, next comes the fee proposal. Architects’ fees depend very much on the scope of the work and the involvement you wish the architect to have – do you want them to only create the design, oversee the planning process or take the project through detailed design to on site? The...

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Tags: Architectural process, Profession

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Loxley Stables shortlisted for Offsite Awards 2020

By Lizzie

Loxley Stables shortlisted for Offsite Awards 2020

Loxley Stables, our development of three timber framed houses in Hertfordshire, has been shortlisted for the Offsite Construction Awards 2020. The houses were constructed using off-site manufactured timber frames, and clad on site by the main contractor. “The Offsite Construction Awards reward outstanding examples of prefabrication and factory-based methods,...

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Tags: Awards, Finished Projects

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Yorkshire Farm Conversion shortlisted for RIBA Yorkshire regional awards 2020

By Lizzie

Yorkshire Farm Conversion shortlisted for RIBA Yorkshire regional awards 2020

We’re chuffed that our farm conversion in Yorkshire has been shortlisted for the RIBA Regional Awards 2020! The list includes some fantastic work and we’re looking forward to seeing how everyone gets on. Set on a spacious site in Yorkshire, this cluster of derelict farm buildings has been lovingly restored to create a new family home. The original barns are...

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Tags: Awards, Finished Projects

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Loxley Stables shortlisted for the Brick Awards 2019!

By Paul

Loxley Stables shortlisted for the Brick Awards 2019!

We’re chuffed that Loxley Stables has been shortlisted for the Brick Awards 2019, in the Small Housing Development category! These three timber frame houses feature York Handmade Brick Co Ltd bricks at ground floor level, with some lovely details including a climbing wall and concealed sliding door openings. Expertly built by Thompson Build and Developments, photos...

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Tags: Awards, Finished Projects

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