Category Archives: Project Update

Improve Your Kerb Appeal

We don't often get involved with smaller residential work, but occasionally there is one where we can make a real difference. Often there is an opportunity to make a real difference which is not about...

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A Fixer-Upper!

That moment when you really need to trust your architectural vision.

These photographs are of a barn in Gloucestershire that we busy completing the technical design for construction.  The vegetation has been stripped away to reveal the building in all its glory. Thinking buildings gained consent for this 4 bedroom barn conversion last year and the site (and building) was sold for development. Of course it looks worse than it is, the photo’s don’t show the attractive brick facade to the roadside, and the rather inventive use of cladding (using anything that was at hand by the looks of it) will be stripped back  to the timber frame and trusses to allow for re-cladding and the introduction of a new traditional slate roof. More to follow as we track progress on this transition from ugly ducking to a homely barn and home…….

Modern School Buildings Complete In Leicestershire

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We’re delighted to announce the completion of a new school building for Ibstock Primary School in Leicestershire. Admittedly it’s been finished a while now, but we’d still like to share this with you.

The school is primarily Victorian with traditional red brick walls (as you would expect in Ibstock, the home of Ibstock Bricks) with a slate roof. The new building is a stand-alone build to replace a single-storey block. We were keen to develop a new distinctive building which would be bold and fun within a Primary School environment. We think this has achieved this.

The building was constructed using a modular construction process by Ideal Building Systems (http://www.idealbuildingsystems.co.uk/) managed by Willmott Dixon.