Archive for March 2018

Client of the Month: Rajiv’s Quest to Build the Perfect Home Office

Rajiv’s home is St. John’s Wood has everything: work and living spaces on the ground floor, two basement floors for relaxation and leisure and upper floors dedicated to bedrooms. With the project now complete, we caught up with Rajiv to share how he and his wife came up with this adaptable, all-in-one new build. What’s…

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Under Construction: Nearing Completion on Our Barnes Basement

Our extension, renovation and full-plan basement in the Castelnau Conservation Area in Barnes is nearing its final stages, turning what was once a neglected house into a cutting-edge, beautifully designed contemporary home worthy of its conservation area status. The panorama at the top of the page shows the scale of the enormous temporary roofing which…

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Philip’s Advice: Design and Build Companies Aren’t Worth the Risk

In my last blog, I wrote about an unfortunate and frustrating situation where one of our clients discovered that a roof extension, built prior to the purchase of their house, was so poorly constructed that it endangered the entire property and had to be condemned. This extension was built by a well-known Design and Build…

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New Commission: Sketching a New Contemporary Home in West Sussex

Our clients currently live in a nondescript 1980s detached bungalow in West Sussex, in a private residential estate. The property may be out of date, but the location is timeless, right in the heart of the Chichester Harbour AONB. With fields on their doorstep and a short walk to the waters of Ichenor Reach, our…

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Planning Approval for a Full Plan Basement in Fulham Conservation Area

Dyer Grimes Architecture is delighted to have received planning approval to excavate a full plan basement beneath an end-of-terrace Victorian property in the Central Fulham Conservation Area. Basements are a contentious issue in tightly packed residential areas such as Fulham, but Hammersmith and Fulham Council were convinced by our stellar track record of ambitious and…

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Guest Expert: How to Build a Home That’s Lean, Clean and Green

Ross Standaloft is director of Green Tigers Sustainability, and has worked in the field of sustainable building policy and design for more then a decade. Ross and his team have helped many of our projects meet or exceed increasingly tough carbon emission targets, and even build some of the most green homes in the country.…

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