Archive for July 2016

Risks to Your Build That Are Hiding Beneath the Ground

Excavation for a double basement development in St. John’s Wood showing the first stages of foundation works. The ground in London and other old cities has been subject to thousands of years of building, demolishing and building again. Over time, the ground has actually raised as much as a few metres from the gradual piling…

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How to Spot and Prevent Dangerous Structural Issues

Uneven Ground Subsidence is the vertical downward movement of a building foundation, often caused by poor quality or eroded ground beneath, which I write about in more detail here. This causes the entire house or – more dangerously – a section of the house to sink into the ground, damaging the structure. The most obvious…

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Planning Approval in Walton-on-Thames

Dyer Grimes Architecture has planning approval in Walton-on-Thames. We’re delighted to have been granted permission by Elmbridge Borough Council to proceed with the construction of a new pool and gym building and double garage for a large period house in Walton-on-Thames. Elmbridge Borough Council trusted us to carry out our proposals as we had already…

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Guest Blog: If You Want More Space, Don’t Cut Corners

Nigel Reynolds is a structural engineer with over 30 years of experience, 20 of which have been spent at the head of his consultancy firm Elite Designers – our trusted partner for many of our most complex projects, including the award-winning Emperor’s Gate. I asked Nigel to share with our readers insight into the role…

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Guest Blog: Why You Need a Structural Engineer

Nigel Reynolds is a structural engineer with over 30 years of experience, 20 of which have been spent at the head of his consultancy firm Elite Designers – our trusted partner for many of our most complex projects, including the award-winning Emperor’s Gate. I asked Nigel to share with our readers insight into the role…

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Planning Approval in Kingston upon Thames

Dyer Grimes Architecture has planning approval in Kingston upon Thames. We’re delighted to have been granted permission by Kingston upon Thames Borough Council to proceed with the demolition of an existing conservatory to facilitate the construction of a new rear extension to a detached six bedroom property in The Leigh, along with various external and…

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