Archive for August 2014

Planning approval in East Sussex

Dyer Grimes Architecture has planning approval in East Sussex, on a site that has been through six years of planning turmoil. Numerous architects had attempted to develop on this five acre rural site within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but East Sussex council either turned down the applications or work failed to…

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Building Against the Grain in Wimbledon

Pamela had lived in the same Wimbledon bungalow for 40 years. At 75, she wanted more: a family home built to the highest standards that she could cherish for years, if not generations to come. But that wasn’t all. In a highly controlled conservation area where even having an extension approved can be an uphill…

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Planning approval in Wimbledon

Dyer Grimes Architecture has planning approval in Wimbledon. After an application that was controversial with locals and councillors alike, we’re delighted to have been granted planning permission by Merton council to build one of the few ultra modernist homes in Wimbledon. Our client had been living in a bungalow in the Wimbledon Conservation Area for…

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Planning approval in Dorking, Surrey

We’re delighted to have been granted planning permission by Mole Valley council to proceed with development of a spacious single storey rear extension to a detached Victorian house along Roman Road. The extension includes a new open plan kitchen, dining and living room with a contemporary style clearly differentiated from the traditional Victorian architecture. The…

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Ask an Architect: What is an Affordable Housing Contribution?

Many of our Richmond clients are concerned by Affordable Housing Contributions, and with good reason: they can add tens to hundreds of thousands of pounds to your development, even if you’re a self builder after no more than a family home. After recent questions about what an Affordable Housing Contribution is and whether it can…

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Ask an Architect: What is Community Infrastructure Levy?

Dream homes rarely come cheap, especially when costs seem to sneak up on you. Most of our clients are well prepared for tangible expenditures like materials, contractors and consultants but often forget the regulatory charges that can make or break a build. Over the next two weeks, I’ll be covering two of the most potentially…

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Planning approval in Wimbledon

Dyer Grimes Architecture has planning approval in Wimbledon. We’re delighted to have been granted planning permission by Merton council to proceed with the extension and internal reconfiguration of a two storey attached house in Clivedon Road. Despite being within the Wimbledon Conservation Area, the council were happy to approve our designs as they are in-keeping…

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Oysters and Architecture at Cap Ferret

My briefs may have their challenges, but at Cap Ferret I saw how necessity inspired humble oyster farmers to build in the face of one of nature’s most powerful forces. Cap Ferret is a sandy peninsula in South West France stretched out between the calm Bassin d’Arcachon and the breaking waves of the Atlantic, creating…

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