On Site Works Progressing Well

We currently have a number of projects on site which are at different stages of construction and completion. These have provided some challenges both in the form of construction in regards to the integration of a sunken wine cellar and tide pool, as well as working within tight site constraints and existing building conditions.

Hopefully within the next month 3 of these projects will be completed with another due for completion in the new year. We also have another 2 projects starting within the next few weeks and will hopefully have some news on these projects in the near future.

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Busy Start to the New Year

It’s been a very busy start to the new year with the commencement of a number of projects on site including the conversion of Burrowbridge School in Somerset to residential properties, a new development in Bishop’s Lydeard and extension to a cottage in Pitney. All are proceeding well and we will upload some photos of progress when we can.

We are also have some very exciting new commissions for projects in Dunkeswell and Branscombe in Devon and look forward to developing these design’s over the next few months and updating our blog with their progress.

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. We have a number of very exciting projects to move forward in the near year and so please visit our blog page from time to time to keep updated or you can follow us on twitter.

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Planning Approvals

Its been a very busy week in the office with planning permission granted for a number of projects ranging from the redevelopment of a redundant school building into residential properties, a number of extensions to create additional living space and change of use from agricultural land to domestic use.

These applications have required on-going monitoring and liaison with different local authorities including Taunton Deane Borough Council, South Somerset, Mendip & West Dorset Councils.

Next year we will upload some of these projects as they are completed on site.

Works to a new dwelling at Charminster, Dorset to be completed in the next few months.

Works to a new dwelling at Charminster, Dorset to be completed in the next few months.

New House, Dorchester, Dorset

New detached dwelling and carport is nearing completion on site. The new dwelling utilises an existing brownfield site in a rural location which was designed to incorporate significant topographical changes across the site.

The construction has primarily been in timber frame so as to benefit from its enhanced thermal qualities and ease of build.

From inception and development of the project to completion on site via planning and building regulation approval it has taken approximately a year.

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New Dwelling, Dorset

Currently under construction is a one-off new 4-bedroom dwelling in Dorset. The building is being constructed on timber frame and clad in local natural stone. Tandem Architects have been involved with developing sketch scheme drawings, submitting a reserved matter planning application and preparing building regulations drawings for the project. The site involved clearing conditions relating to soil contamination, rights of way and topographical restraints.


New Year 2018

Christmas over in a flash and now were into an exciting 2018!

We’re busy chasing planning applications and await decisions on projects currently in with West Dorset, Mendip, South Somerset and Taunton Deane Councils. 

We are developing sketch scheme options for the conversion of a former primary school into residential units and progressing a number of Building Regulation packages for one off houses and extensions. 

After studying ‘A Ladybird ‘Achievements’ book – The Story of Houses and Homes’ over the Christmas break we thought we post some images from the book we particularly liked, especially the Elizabethan Montacute House!

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Six Months In!!

We can't believe that we have been trading for six months! We will shortly be updating the website to show all our current projects.

It's been another exciting month with the development of several projects to scheme design stage, planning and building regulations approvals within South Somerset and Taunton Deane. We have also been appointed to undertake works on a Grade II* Listed Property as well as an interesting redevelopment of a property to a contemporary modern family home.

Martello Tower, Aldeburgh, Suffolk February 2015

Martello Tower, Aldeburgh, Suffolk February 2015

New Year Ahead

The start of the year looks like it’s going to be a busy one! Planning Applications within South Somerset, Purbeck and West Dorset have already been approved and works to the Abbey Barn in Glastonbury are to commence on site shortly. 

We also have some interesting projects we are currently developing with the re-design of a chalet bungalow in North Somerset to a contemporary 2 storeys, 5-bedroom property.

Muchelney Nr Langport, Somerset - January 2013

Muchelney Nr Langport, Somerset - January 2013

Tandem Architects

Welcome to our blog page. As well as our twitter page this is where you can find our most recent and up to date information about what we have been doing and what is currently on our drawing board (computer!!). We will also be also sharing information on things that interest us, such as the 20th Century Society and SPAB.

We are slowly finding our feet with the website and it is evolving as we go, so there should always be new things to see and read.


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