Friday 30 September 2011


Project in Harpenden, now prepared and ready for submission to planning.

Tuesday 27 September 2011


Bringing together: 
Major suppliers of sustainable and environmentally friendly building products (materials) to an online event, where you can: compare solutions and suppliers in our directory; register for a live ecoSHOWCASE event; read the latest product news and case studies
Events will be taking part over the next nine months.

Birmingham 11 Oct 11

Cardiff 18 Oct 11
Luton 8 Nov 11

Monday 26 September 2011

Farm Development...

Planning has this week been granted for an Office, Stores, Workshop, Stables and Tack Room near Whimple in East Devon. Replacing an existing structure that is in a state of disrepair, this new development closes an existing yard with a timber framed building that will blend in well with the green surroundings.

Thursday 22 September 2011

Student Accommodation...

Following the success in obtaining planning consent , drawings have now been prepared for a submission to Exeter City Council Building Regulations Department for the construction of student accommodation that will comprise of 12 student rooms, each with en-suite facilities together with communal living, dining / kitchen areas and outside amenity area. The site was appraised, having regard to its position in relation to the proximity of the City Centre and easy access to the University of Exeter Streatham Campus and the St Luke’s Campus. The 4-storey building is to enhance the street scene and be sympathetic to the buildings that surround the site and the St David’s Conservation Area.

This infill site had been in existence since 1782 and the site occupied by The Papermakers Arms Public House when the dwelling house was converted in 1814. Latterly the premises became known as the Papermakers, a Mex-Tex restaurant-pub until demolished in 2004. The developer, 'Exeter Land Developments Limited', are hoping to start on site in the very near future.

Lego Architecture...

I applaud  the fact that Lego have created a range of models for us bigger kids that portray famous buildings and structures from around the world. However, I do happen to think that they have got this one completely wrong...back to the drawing board Lego, maybe at Taliesin West!
(photohraph by Richard Anderson)

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Manor House Phase 2 Demolition....

This week has seen the partial demolition of the existing adjoining outbuilding, retaining the original cob wall to the street side. Rebuilding work will soon start to create a rear entrance, utility, shower room and gymnasium under a thatched roof.