Identify your planning strategy
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Planning consultants are thorough when it comes to managing planning applications. Drawing from a wealth of experience, they use every strategy to improve the odds for planning success. Alan Divall, Planning Partner at architects, town planners and urban designers West Waddy, offers architects his ten top tips for preparing and submitting planning applications that will […]

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Barn conversion rights expanded
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Permitted development rights for the conversion of agricultural buildings to dwellings in England have been extended to allow more converted space and up to five new homes to be built from a single conversion.

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Old Shed – New House
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What was once a run-down shed, a container for tools and tractors, has been transformed by architect Tonkin Liu into a new house, now a container for a lifetime collection of books and art. In its basic shape and cladding, the house echoes the original shed. The original steel portal frame has been reused and […]

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Future timber house: sustainable, adaptable, resillient – Wood for Good
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Climate Change Driver Globally, the threat of climate change and the struggle to manage non-recyclable products means sustainability needs to be at the forefront of everybody’s minds. Engineering, innovation and forward-thinking will each play their part in defining our future housing policies, in turn helping to design for inevitable climate change while also minimising and […]

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