Archive for April 2018

John’s Advice: Yes, You CAN Build a Basement in the Barnes Flood Zone

Many people believe that getting planning approval for a basement in Barnes is impossible. However, when we found ourselves tackling Richmond basement policy in a recent project, we discovered that you can do a lot more with basements in Barnes than you might expect. Why is Barnes basement policy so strict? There are three Flood…

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Meet Jakub, Our New Project Architect with a Passion for Home Design

Jakub Skalimowski recently joined our team as our new Project Architect. It’s hard to think of anyone more passionate and dedicated to residential architecture, so we sat down with him to share his story with you. How did you get into architecture? I’m from Poland originally. I completed my education there, which works a bit…

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New Commission: New Build Neo-Georgian Mansion in Wimbledon Village

Wimbledon Village is characterised by large, detached houses with distinct architectural styles. On a single street you can find stunning examples of Georgian, Victorian, Gothic, Classical, Arts & Crafts houses and more. It’s an area not known for its uniformity in architecture but its quality. Our clients want to honour this precedent with a new…

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Guest Expert: How Paul Mew Steers Construction Projects to Success

Paul Mew has been working as a traffic consultant since the 70s and is now Director at Paul Mew Associates. We rely on Paul and his team to keep site logistics running smoothly so that our developments don’t hit any speed bumps on their way to becoming dream homes.  Construction projects are enormous logistical undertakings.…

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Planning Approval for New Build on Undeveloped Wimbledon Site

Dyer Grimes Architecture has planning approval to construct a brand new, cutting-edge, contemporary house on a site that was previously the garden of the neighbouring property, containing nothing but a swimming pool and some sheds. The local area has a precedent for stunning contemporary new builds, including a neighbouring property. We successfully demonstrated to Merton…

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