You may remember some time ago we posted some 3d visuals of our bespoke kitchen design for our project at Barnes which consisted of a loft conversion, rear and side extension and complete internal refurbishment. We have been sent photos from our client of the actual kitchen installed, and to quote their text "My dream kitchen. Thank you Paul". It's always nice to hear from clients when we can design something to meet their styles and tastes as it shows we are hitting the brief. There are still some elements to finish on this project but the work is almost complete. Its also always great to see how close the visuals are in comparison to the actual installed photos.
New blog update
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 over looks the external swimming pool. Planning was granted in December 2019 and we are well under way 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.
Here are some of the visuals for our Barnes project. The ground floor has almost double in size by means of a new single storey rear and side extension. We have compiled together joinery drawings for the bespoke kitchen and also provided the client with 3d visuals. This is great for determining whether to go light or dark there are so many options and items we can add or remove to ensure we meet expectations. If you struggle to visualise how a room will look or what type of flooring then these images can be really useful to determine the final outcome of the project. As you can see from the images we are able to easily change the colour of the kitchen to suit the many colour options available to suit our clients tastes.
We are currently working on our bespoke joinery packages for our project in Barnes. Carter Designs were appointed to provide architectural services from concept to completion for a loft conversion, single storey rear and side extension, complete internal refurbishment and are also currently looking at the front and rear garden design. Here is a sample of our 3d visual for one of the children’s bedrooms, we have also partially completed the design for the bespoke kitchen which we will post images soon. These visuals are not only great for client understanding of what will be delivered but will also accompany our detailed joinery drawings so our talented master carpenter can see exactly what is to be achieved.
After a long wait the government have finally announced that temporary PD rights have now been made permanent. This means that subject to neighbour consultation you may be able to extend your property up to 8m subject to meeting the necessary requirements. You can find out more details at The Planning Portal
We have extensive knowledge of Permitted Development Rights, this is particularly important when it comes to converting properties in London into flats as this can impact your CIL charges and improve your profit as a developer. It is also vital knowing what can and can’t be built without applying for planning permission which could have serious repercussions if you intend to build without notifying your local authority. Contact us today for a free quote and we can advise you on Permitted Development rights and planning requirements in relation to your property.