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?
AAL have been appointed to obtain listed building consent to replace the corrugated iron roof over this previously thatched farmhouse which is of late mediaeval origin. Together with an attached cider house and stables, the farmhouse is one of four Grade II listed buildings on the site including a cart shed, barn and garden wall. Constructed of chert with dressings of Hamstone from Somerset, windows with leaded lights and label moulds, the roofs are a mix of Welsh slate, iron and clay crinkle crankle tiles. The house has been in the same family of dairy farmers for three generations. The […]
Last month we submitted two planning applications for unlisted buildings, one in a conservation area in North Chideock, Dorset and another bordering the historic deer park of East Coker in South Somerset. These together with an appeal for a new garden room to a Grade II listed residential care home in Sherborne comprised a good start to the New Year. Welcome to Kiera Fitzsimmons and Martha Titcombe our Year 3 RIBA Interior Architecture students from UWE. Under the Meet Your Mentor scheme, which we are proud to support, we will be showing them what it is like to spend a […]