Exciting proposals for a barn conversion

Our brief initially was to obtain consent for a barn conversion at the edge of their property with a view to marketing the barn with the benefit of planning permission for the purchasers to convert.  Subsequent to gaining planning consent, we had computer generated images created to illustrate the completed conversion -  having seen the result, our clients have decided to sell their house and carry out the barn conversion for themselves.

A celebration of 30 years in business

We have had some photos taken to celebrate 30 years in business of our staff and partners. We would like to thank all our staff over the years and especially all our clients for helping to make successful buildings in Berkshire, Hampshire,  Wiltshire and Oxfordshire, plus a few further afield including the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides!

 

Before and After Extension

The NW half of a former Victorian school  had various incongruous additions and was in need of restoration and renovation.  This provided an opportunity to also reconfigure and extend the property to take best advantage of its setting.  Work was completed in late 2016.

We get Planning Approvals!!

We thought it was about time to blow our own trumpet  and celebrate that in 2016 we achieved 75 planning approvals from West Berkshire Planning with only 5 refusals! Not bad going! We also have a fantastic record in Wiltshire and Basingstoke & Dean.

Various sketch designs for clients

The Veterinary, Hungerford

The builders are hard at work at The Veterinary in Hungerford, where our design is really starting to take shape! This extension will create a lovely new public entrance, comfortable waiting area, dispensary and consulting rooms.  The size of the car park has also been increased and the next phase of the project will see the operating rooms rearranged.  You can see the spectacular new entrance in progress to the left of the photograph and there is currently a temporary entrance to the Veterinary which can be seen to the right - at last we had a beautiful sunny day in Berkshire!

Designing an affordable house

This is a slideshow which shows different methods of construction that can be used, including SIPS panels, beco system build and traditional construction

New House

New House recently completed. Built on a small site it has been very economically constructed

Replacement dwelling in a Berkshire village using SIP panels

This house replaces a large bungalow in a Berkshire village and is constructed partly utilising the existing foundations and ground floor slab. 

The owners with their family moved in to  a mobile home in the front garden and managed the project themselves.  It comprises pre fabricated SIPs (structural insulated panels) from SIPs Industries who supplied and erected the building in 7 working days during the summer.  Within a further three weeks the roof was completed, fully tiled with soffits and fascias, all in natural cedar.  The finish to the walls is a flexible render on backing panels or cedar, all of which the owners fitted;  windows are by Velfac.  The owners completed sufficient of their home to move in at the end of November, dispense with the mobile home and take two weeks off for Christmas.  They are continuing to fit out the house with specialist help only where needed.

They anticipate having their home fully completed by Easter and work could progress more quickly if they were not frequently showing interested visitors around!


Oxfordshire house under construction

A self managed, traditional construction but with a high degree of insulation and high performance windows on a site near the river Thames in Oxfordshire. 

 

 

The ground floor is raised 600 mm above the ground level but even in these present conditions the site is not flooded.   


In time for Christmas!

 

New kitchen/ rear garden room extension in Inkpen reached Practical Completion in time for Christmas.


New Wiltshire manor house has reached roof level !

 

A new 6000sq ft traditional stone built manor in the grounds of a historic walled garden in Wiltshire is currently under construction and has reached roof level.  The build is expected to be completed early next summer and more photographs will be posted here as soon as the main scaffolding has been removed.