Archive for July 2015

Planning Approval in Chiswick

Dyer Grimes Architecture has planning approval in Chiswick. We’re delighted to have been granted planning permission by Hounslow Borough Council to proceed with the addition of a part one storey, part two storey rear extension to a Grade II listed house in the Grove Park Conservation Area. The section of the house that will be…

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Planning Permission no longer Required for Many London Roof Extensions

The government recently released their plans for increasing productivity in the UK, outlined in an 82 page proposal titled “Fixing the Foundations: Creating a More Prosperous Nation”. It covers everything from education, infrastructure and – most importantly for us – home building. In an effort to address the roadblocks in solving the housing crisis, the…

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A Tea Party at the World’s Most Expensive Home

It’s typical that we never visit the landmarks that are right on our doorstep. Recently, I attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace which gave me the rare opportunity to wear a tailcoat and – as a domestic architect – get a closer look at a truly monstrous home. It was undeniably a great privilege…

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John in Cortina: Aching Legs and Alpine Architecture

My inability to truly take a holiday has become something of a running joke. Architecture is simply too deeply ingrained in me to ever be able to entirely detach. No matter where I am or what the occasion is, I can’t help look at the local buildings and think, “Who made that and why?” Last…

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