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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Year 3

Year 3 has flown by with many new projects ranging in stages of work, design and complexity.

We have several projects on site that are well underway including a domestic extension which is nearing completion in Langport and the conversion of a former Primary School into 4 residential units and a holiday let, aiming to be completed early next year.

We look forward to continuing to develop some other projects towards securing planning and listed building consent including the conversion of a public house to community facilities, domestic extensions commencing Building Regulation stages of work and new education facilities commencing on site. 

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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 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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The First Year

It has been a very exciting first year which has seen the completion of the Somerset Rural Museum Abbey Barn floor, completion of a new music studio within the curtilage of a Grade II* listed property and the receipt of planning consents for a number of contemporary extensions and alteration projects. Within the next year construction work will start on a number of these projects and so watch this space for photograph's as works proceed.

We are also developing some new build projects and these should be moving towards the planning stage in the near future.

We are constantly updating our pinterest page & twitter feeds along with our facebook page so please feel free to follow us for updates and design ideas.

We also hope to give you more information on our interest in SPAB and the 20th Century Society in the next year.

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Somerset Rural Life Museum has now reopened

After 2 years of extensive renovation works to the Visitor Centre and Abbey Barn the SRLM reopened on the 3rd of June. We were pleased to have been involved with the works to the Abbey Barn floor, which included a full measured survey of the floor following archaeological recording, incorporation of new electrical services and new floor surfaces to the Scheduled Monument.

The barn was built in the 1340’s to store produce from the Glastonbury Abbey estates and continued in use as a farm building until 1972, even after the Abbey’s dissolution in 1539.

See attached link for more information https://www.swheritage.org.uk/abbey-barn

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