Yearly archives: 2021

15 posts

Weekly Blog – 24

After much discussion and considering all the options we have decided to close the Angel Architecture order book until January 2022. This is something we would rather avoid but such is the volume of work at the moment, both for existing clients who have already appointed us and those in the pipeline, waiting for an initial inspection, we only want to provide the best possible service in a reasonable timescale.  These clients will know that, firstly the planning system is overloaded and secondly, the availability of resources to build out schemes is becoming a huge problem combined with the increase […]

Angel Blog – Week 23

This week has been partially spent pulling together a second application for an established client in Dorset and designing a swimming pool and outside kitchen for clients in Devon. There is a trend for this new way of entertaining, more sophisticated than a BBQ or pizza oven, with a proper separate building providing shade and preparation space adjacent to the pool for those endless hot days which are a consequence of global warming. These images show a secondary chimney stack which is redundant (too close to the thatch) which has been leaking for decades with rainwater tainted by sulphates permeating […]

June News

It is timely that one of our applications was granted listed building consent last week considering it was lodged on 19 June 2020.  It is indeed unusual, but not unheard of, for applications to take this long. It is unfortunate that our clients are having to endure such delays and this is having a knock on effect on their ability to obtain contractors and get their building work priced.   The reason for delay is 3 fold; the local authority has received 50% more planning applications than it did the previous year, the number of officers has not increased in […]

Angel Blog – Week 22

The start of summer sees a commission for a glasshouse inspired by this one by Woodpecker Joinery based in Bramshall, Staffordshire for BBC Gardeners World. We have recently been granted planning permission and listed building consent for some outbuildings to a beautiful Grade II listed farmhouse in the Dorset countryside. This approach was exactly what the Client had envisaged a south and east L shaped room with access to the garden, utilitarian compost bins and a log store behind.¬† The two roof vents in the patent glazing mean that none of the full height windows along the elevations need to […]