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 […]
Great news this week, we can look forward to a visit from the Planning Inspector to determine an appeal on one of two sites in Sherborne, 10 weeks from submission, a lot quicker than it took Dorset Council to determine the first of two applications – 6 months. It has taken a great deal of hard work by Peter Child and Miranda Martineau to get to this point so I am keen to hear the outcome, it is for more communal space in a residential care home, which until now has only had an unheated log cabin in the garden. […]
What a busy week it has been with a site visit to Eastbury House to see the works in progress for the means of escape from the first floor of this Grade II listed residential care home, and visits to two new projects, one in Sherborne and one in Broadwindsor, where we already have two clients. We also received listed building consent for internal alterations for a listed rope workers cottage in Bridport. It’s great to be busy but it would also be beneficial to stop and take stock occasionally. Having more visitors to the office makes it feel as […]
This week has seen a new commission in Merriott, another phase of a project in Sydling St Nicholas, and two submissions for planning permission and listed building consent to Dorset Council for sites in West Lulworth and Holditch. Together with ongoing repair work in Frome, we have plenty of variety in the Practice.