It is almost the end of the month and we have achieved many deadlines and acquired a new intern, Martha Titcombe who will join us officially on 28 June for eight weeks. Welcome to Martha or should I say Croeso? Two more applications for listed building consent have been submitted to East Devon, one by us and the other by our partner in Camarthen, Rural Office for Architecture which has been a rewarding experience. We have received confirmation of appointments in Dorset, one in Corscombe and another in Chideock, already underway with our engineer Dan Wilkinson inspecting the former and […]
Work is underway at a site in Frome, fortunately the weather is in our favour. New commissions include another Grade II* listed house and the partial completion of a new kitchen and scullery in a Grade II house with excellent work by DJ Chutter (before and after pics attached). More commissions are being completed at a Grade II cottage in Dunkeswell, and a Grade II listed farm house in Harcombe, working with Rural Office for Architecture in Carmarthen. An appeal against the refusal of planning permission for alterations to an unlisted shop front in Sherborne Conservation Area has been lodged […]
Great progress has been made since Easter with three confirmed commissions in as many days, and over the next week we shall be resourcing projects as far afield as Wellington and West Lulworth. At the end of last week, we obtained planning permission for a private dwelling in Ottery St Mary Conservation Area. On Tuesday 6 April, TA Green Builders started work on site in Frome with excavation for a land drain at the base of a listed townhouse, a project that will involve both repair and modest alterations using traditional construction methods.
Since the first quarter of 2021 more enquiries are being converted into commissions demonstrating that clients are both moving to new properties and investing in their existing homes. We have been asked to prepare more schemes, including home working, than ever, with listed building owners striving to achieve that elusive life/work balance. The sustainable debate is also a major factor, why not invest in making a house more energy efficient and reduce carbon emissions?