Archive for June 2019

DGA Wins New Commission for 1000sqft Basement in Richmond

Dyer Grimes Architecture have won a new commission for an 1000sqft basement extension on Richmond Hill. Despite basements being a contentious development and the property’s location in a Conservation Area, we are confident we will achieve planning permission thanks to the presence of many other houses on the road with basement extensions and our close…

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Take a Photo Tour through the Home of John and Jemima Dyer-Grimes

Upon entering our home, the first thing you see is this beautiful restored Victorian stairwell, backed by a three storey window which provides a front-to-back garden view and floods the entrance hall with natural light. Clean white paintwork, abstract mirrors and a dark polished timber floor bounce this light across various textures for a dazzling…

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How John and Jemima Turned a Derelict House into their Dream Home

Jemima and I had moved six times in six years, each time using our homes as an opportunity to broaden our property development skills and experiment with new ideas for our fledgeling practice. But with two growing children, it was time for us to settle down and build our forever home. As many of you…

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What is the Process for Applying for Planning Permission?

Planning applications are lengthy, involved processes that can take anywhere from weeks to years to reach a conclusion. In relatively simple developments where every stage progresses smoothly you could be able to start building work within a couple of months, but neighbour objections, listed status negotiations and appeals can stretch that date far out of…

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Planning Permission in NW3 for Family Home on the Border of Hampstead Heath

Dyer Grimes Architecture are delighted to announce that we have been awarded planning permission in Hampstead. The permission itself is modest – a simple request to replace single-glazed sash windows with double glazed alternatives – but the project itself is far more ambitious. As the rest of the works are entirely internal, we didn’t have…

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DGA Take Home Prize at SME News 2019 UK Enterprise Awards

We are delighted to announce that DGA have been awarded ‘Best Boutique Architecture Practice London’ at the SME News 2019 UK Enterprise Awards. Judges noted the calibre of our original architecture – such as Merimac, pictured below – as well as the care we put into period restorations. Click here to see more of our…

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