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It’s been a while since our last post as we have just been so busy we haven’t had time to update our blog! Over the last 6-8 months, we have obtained some amazing planning consents and are currently involved with several projects on site.

We have obtained planning for change of use in Chiswick from a single dwelling to 2no. Apartments and commercial retail space, working drawings are complete and works are starting on site any day now.  In West Drayton, works are about to start on site for the conversion of a light industrial unit to provide 8no. Duplex apartments.

Last year we were approached by a client in Horsforth, near Leeds for a loft conversion, previously they were working with a design firm that tried to obtain planning permission for a new dormer with terrace but the application was refused, an appeal was submitted but this was also dismissed.  We reviewed the previous application and appeal and were able to provide a revised design that not only included a terrace but also a much larger useable space within the loft.  The new application was approved without issue late December and we are currently working with our client to develop the working drawing package for tender.

In Billingshurst, West Sussex we are working on probably the largest domestic house extension we have ever been involved with, the existing property already has 8 bedrooms with vast amenity space and private access to a river that runs just 5m away from the house.  A new 234m2 extension wraps around the property in frameless structural glass and bronzed patina aluminium cladding with vertical slats.  The new kitchen extension will cantilever over the water capturing the morning and afternoon sun with fantastic views along the river. A glass link with art gallery will connect the two large extensions leading to a new gym area that overlooks the external swimming pool.  Planning was granted in December 2019 and we are well underway with our full working drawing package ready for tender, we are hoping to commence on site mid to late 2020 with a view to completion late 2021/early 2022.

We also have projects on-site in Leeds, Barnes and Finchley approaching final completion.  As older projects come to a close we still have capacity to take on many more projects in 2021 in London, Harrogate, York and Leeds areas.  If you have a project you are considering please do not hesitate to contact us for a free no-obligation quotation.