What we’re working on this month: January

Happy New Year from Angel Architecture!

Scaffolding coming off Rose Cottage, Wootton Fizpaine
Rose Cottage, Wootton Fitzpaine

Scaffolding is coming down after the re-building of one chimney and reinstatement of another on this Grade II cottage.  It has a new thatched combed wheat reed roof covering and new joinery throughout. The whole project will have taken less than a year from appointment to completion. The secret to this seamless process was the booking in of trades at the time of purchase, the clients put down a deposit with the thatcher, the joiner and the kitchen manufacturer to ensure a smooth transition from granting of consent in August to discharging planning conditions and Building Regulations approval in October.

This scheme is a good example of how clients are able project manage their own projects from a distance whilst maintaining high standards and cost control.  The choice of a good local building contractor is key.

3 Charmouth House

We are pleased to have Listed Building consent granted on 3 Charmouth House, one of four properties which was created from Charmouth House Hotel when it was subdivided in 2005.

The works comprise modest alterations to the window shutters and the opening up of the kitchen.

News update for December

Earlier this month, Angel Architecture associates got together for our Christmas lunch, minus Peter Child who sadly could not make it. The venue was RISE in West Bay. From left to right are Karen Carrington, Kim Sankey, Miranda Martineau, Jon Waterhouse and Dan Wilkinson.

Angel Architecture has been working on small and large projects throughout November, including application for planning permission 19/02440/HOU and listed building consent 19/02441/LBC for Roseview, Coker Marsh, East Coker, Somerset, approved on 19th November, for new windows at the rear, a new staircase, new first floor partition, fire proofing of the roof void and installation of a wood burning stove and flue. The building is a Grade II listed thatched cottage.

AAL have also been commissioned to design a small extension to one in a row of four listed cottages in Walditch Conservation Area.  These are of cruck frame construction, dating from mediaeval times.

What we’re working on this month: October

We are pleased to confirm that we will be leading more mentoring of UWE students in January 2020. This year’s students produced some fantastic work, as Director Kim Sankey observed at the Degree Show in the summer.

Upcoming projects include The Limes, pictured above, as well as Autumn Cottage, a charming Grade-II listed thatched property in Dunkeswell.

Autumn Cottage is a retrospective application for listed building consent and planning permission for a summer house, a car port and two woodburning stoves and an external oil fired boiler. This property was originally a C19th century pair of cottages, converted into one dwelling pre 1988 and falls within the Dunkeswell Conservation Area. We aim to regularise the works and to gain approval for listed building consent, planning permission and Building Regulations in the New Year.  

The Limes was historically a 1930’s bungalow on land opposite the Manor House and its lozenge shaped walled garden in Wootton Fitzpaine. It was enlarged in 2003 to become a two storey house with accommodation in the roof. Our commission is to replace the cladding with sustainable locally sourced hardwood which will weather to a silver grey enabling the building to meld into the landscape, with a new first floor balcony, one new and two enlarged dormers all with catslide roofs to gain more light and headroom, whilst having regard to the setting of the 1763 walled garden which is Grade II listed.