Archive for October 2014

Better Communication, Better Service: An Afternoon with Paul McKenna

When you think of the skills required to be an architect, communication probably isn’t at the top of the list. At Dyer Grimes Architecture, it is. As you know, we’re residential architects – a little more specifically, we create homes. Nothing we do is mass produced, designed by committee or recycled. Our projects are personal…

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Ask an Architect: Should I Worry About Inflation?

Linda from Wimbledon asks, “My husband and I are weighing up our options for a new family home. Where we live, prices have shot up as much as 20%. It’s making building our own home very tempting, but is inflation any less of a factor for a self build?” House price inflation dominates the headlines…

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Further Celebration for the Award-Winning Emperor’s Gate

Last month we announced that Emperor’s Gate had come out on top of the Interior Design category at the British Homes Awards, one of the most prestigious national architecture awards. Now, recognition for this project is international. Every year the Design Et Al awards celebrate the very finest in design from across the world, covering…

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Planning approval in Hampton Hill, Richmond

We’re delighted to have been granted planning permission by Richmond council to proceed with the demolition of a property on St. James Road to facilitate the construction of a new, modern home. The replacement house was deemed a positive contribution to the streetscape, with shapes and details reminiscent of Victorian architecture, while integrating the light,…

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“A Remarkable Job” – The Richmond Society Commends Spring Terrace

With its numerous conservation areas protecting graceful Georgian terraces and iconic streetscapes, Richmond may seem an impossible area for contemporary architects. Thankfully, this couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m a firm believer that freezing a property in time does not equal preservation. Homes are not museums; a classic building needs to be at its…

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Planning approval in Putney

We’re delighted to have been granted planning permission by Wandsworth council to proceed with the extension and renovation of a 18th century Grade II listed building on Putney Bridge Road. After a lengthy design process and careful consideration of pre-application advice, our design was approved thanks to sensitive attention to the original structure, substantial improvement…

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