What we’re working on this month: February

We have now lodged planning applications for The Old Post Office in Walditch, and scaffolding goes up early this month on The Alcove, at Marine Parade in Lyme Regis. Work on this property will consist of joinery repairs and repairs to the lead flat roofs.

Work continues on Tudor House (above), which was the core of the former Tudor House Hotel, subsequently divided into four dwellings in 2002. The works include the reinstatement of the kitchen at ground floor level, and works to remove the unsympathetic alterations and materials,

The basement has two 9 metre long beams which support the floors above, spanning front to back. The entire rear elevation is timber framed, dating from C16, refashioned in C18.

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.