The team met at the C16 Mapperton Manor House (Grade I) and Gardens for a working lunch in the converted C17 Coach House, which received Leader Grant Funding (European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development). This is a fantastic resource and a great vents space and venue on a par with Manor Barn at Symondsbury. The Practice has projects in Netherbury, Broadwindsor and Corscombe so this was a central location to all 5 sites.
This week the team have been busy concentrating on our individual projects, with a focus on getting various applications ready for Planning and Listed Building Consent. A CPD through the RIBA gave us new insight on slate, with 95% of slate not being acceptable or fit for purpose on our buildings, which illustrates the importance of why slaters need to get sufficient training to prevent various problems with the roofs such as checkerboarding and too much moisture leading to moss growth and deterioration. Fine examples of excellent slating on buildings can be seen on Grade II Listed Physics Laboratory at […]
Such a lot has happened this past month. We have designed two outdoor kitchens to swimming pools, one submitted for planning and one in the pipeline. This is surely a sign that staycations are becoming the preferred way of relaxing and socialising. Many new enquiries have been generated through the website, our colleagues in GTH and also from existing clients so we are as busy as ever. The most rewarding community project we are currently preparing for planning is the installation of solar car ports for Bridport Town Council as part of their commitment to the Climate Change Emergency. We […]
A week of highlights, we have a new addition to our team – Adrienne Mathias has joined us to write heritage statements. Her background in Symonds & Sampson Property Management team means that she is familiar with buildings of different periods and construction and she is currently completing her MSC in Conservation and Management of Historic Buildings at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. She is shadowing the other members of the team until the end of the month when she completes her dissertation. The other highlights include outings to new commissions in Bridport and Broadwindsor with Jon Waterhouse, […]