Archive for August 2015

Guest Blog: Kevin Gale from Galower, the Builders of Dream Homes

Galower Builders began in 1978 with just me and my good friend Mick Power. We met at Twickenham College, where I studied bricklaying and he studied carpentry to HNC level. We continued our education, completing our tech courses alongside architects, engineers and quantity surveyors. Together, we felt we had gained a solid understanding of quality…

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Inspiring Architects: Carlo Scarpa

Carlo Scarpa was a tireless innovator who mastered traditional materials and crafts so that he could reinvent them in designs that perfectly harmonised period and contemporary architecture. What’s more, he achieved this in midcentury Venice, a building environment so conservative and controlled that it makes central London look anarchic in comparison. He was well loved…

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Planning Approval in Notting Hill

Dyer Grimes Architecture has planning approval in Notting Hill. We’re delighted to have been granted planning permission by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council to proceed with a complete basement to roof redesign of a Building of Townscape Merit in the Pembridge Conservation Area. Works will include the reorganisation of spaces on all levels,…

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How to Bring the Garden In

Back in May I attended the Chelsea Flower Show, one of the biggest gardening showcases in the UK where many of the world’s most talented garden designers show off their latest work. Some spectacular innovations are still on my mind today, such as water dyed to increase its reflectivity and mirrored, geometric planting boxes that…

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Planning Approval in Surrey

Dyer Grimes Architecture has planning approval in Surrey. We’re delighted to have been granted planning permission by Surrey County Council to demolish a two storey extension and part of the rear elevation to allow for the addition of two new single storey extensions and a two storey infill extension. The property was built as a…

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Why Our Homes are Moving to the Garden

For years, I’ve used a little motto to describe how we work at DGA: design from the inside out. These few words have many meanings, from how we bring out what’s inside a client’s mind to our symbiosis of interior and architectural design. But today, I want to talk about the relationship between inside and…

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