Category Archives: For Developers

Planning Permission Granted for Barn Conversion

Thinking Buildings are pleased to obtain planning permission for a barn conversion in the Cotswolds. From discussions with the planning department we were encouraged to make use of the barn's existing openings. This kind of open collaboration can often be to the benefit of projects,...
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Your Building In Virtual Reality!

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We’ve been producing 3D models of our buildings for 3 or 4 years now and we’ve been sending these models out to our clients, contractors and consultants using an app for phones or tablets. But now the app has advanced and you can use the Google Cardboard app to view these models in a real Virtual Reality environment!

What does this? Well, you can make your own VR headset and use a phone to immerse yourself in a virtual environment and walk around your building…..! Sounds exciting? You can move your head and look around your building.

Want to know more? Just ask, we’re really excited about this.

There’s more information here: http://www.applecoredesigns.co.uk/newsandreviews/bimx-supports-google-cardboard?utm_content=buffer44901&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The Basement Has Disappeared

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Basements (and foundations) are interesting subjects. They are ultimately lost into the ground, but their design (and installation) is critical.

We’re working with a client south of London to provide a replacement house. The site is very restricted with existing houses either side. The design required detailed thought to ensure the houses either side are adequately supported when the basement is excavated. Happily, the new basement is now installed and peace is returned.

Listed Building Repair and Renovation Project is Completed

20160920_baptist-chapelThinking Buildings often work upon projects involving listed buildings and structures, and we have recently completed a first phase of repair and renovation works at a lovely grade II listed former Chapel at Hillesley in Gloucestershire. The former Baptist Chapel dates back to 1720 and in 2006 was sensitively converted for use as a hall to support the local primary school. Thinking Buildings were appointed by the School Governors and the Diocese of Gloucester to manage repair and renovation works which were delivered on budget and within a week of the original completion date. Thinking Buildings are now actively pursuing listed building consent for 2 future phases of work to improve internal ventilation and for window replacement.