Archive for January 2015

Planning Approval in Clapham Common

Dyer Grimes Architecture has planning approval in Clapham Common. We’re delighted to have been granted planning permission by Wandsworth council to proceed with the refurbishment and extension of a three storey Victorian house in the Clapham Common Conservation area. The design required utmost sensitivity due to the property’s prominent place amongst the terraces on the…

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Planning Approval in Wandsworth

Dyer Grimes Architecture has planning approval in Wandsworth. We’re delighted to have been granted planning permission by Wandsworth council to proceed with the demolition to the side and rear walls of a Victorian terrace property to facilitate a new basement and single storey extension. Wandsworth council approved the development due to its use of complementary…

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Lloyds Forecasts Self Builds to Almost Double by 2021

The current pace of house building is insufficient, with both social and private sectors falling far short of demand. Of the many issues bubbling to the surface ahead of this year’s General Election, the housing shortage and its effects may be the largest elephant in the room for both parties. While Parliament scratches their many…

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Proposed Bill Seeks to Encourage Self Builds

A self build opens up potential home owners to a wealth of options, from price and location to layout and style. They’ve become increasingly attractive in the UK and – as a habitual self builder myself – I’m no stranger to the powerful desire to build a home that is entirely suited to one’s own…

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Affordable Housing Revisions Save Richmond Self Builders £100,000+

Last year, we had many clients in Richmond concerned about Affordable Housing Contributions, a hefty fee that could add tens to hundreds of thousands of pounds to self builds. In December 2014 The Government announced plans to scrap Affordable Housing Contributions from small scale developments, as part of wider revisions to Section 106 of the…

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