MEET THE TEAM A UNIQUE BLEND OFEXPERIENCE AND IMAGINATION JOHN ROOKYARD DIRECTOR John Rookyard is responsible for leading all construction site projects, liaising with clients, contractors, consultants and architects throughout the build stage. Having previously run his own luxury home construction company for 20 years, John has acquired a vast bank of experience in building…

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MEET THE TEAM A UNIQUE BLEND OFEXPERIENCE AND IMAGINATION JEMIMA DYER GRIMES CO FOUNDER Jemima Dyer Grimes has a long and varied design pedigree. Following a fashion degree from Central St Martin’s in London and subsequent MA in Creative Trend Prediction, she established her own successful fashion accessory company JS Carrier, working with the likes…

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MEET THE TEAM A UNIQUE BLEND OFEXPERIENCE AND IMAGINATION PHILIP JONES-LLOYD DIRECTOR Philip Jones-Lloyd joined DGA with 18 years of experience as a Senior Design Associate. In his previous practice, he designed and renovated school theatres and large commercial garden centres; a role that had him wearing many hats as he guided countless projects to…

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MEET THE TEAM A UNIQUE BLEND OFEXPERIENCE AND IMAGINATION JOHN DYER GRIMES FOUNDER John Dyer Grimes is one of the South East’s leading residential architects. His career spans more than 20 years, from working with some of London’s best known architect studios to setting up his own practice Studio MG Architects in 1996. In 2006,…

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You’d be forgiven for thinking this was California Looking at this picture you would be forgiven for thinking it’s a beach house from a film set in California. But it’s not. This is cold, wet, old Cornwall- and yours for a tad under £1 million. Take a look at these other properties with magnificent sea…

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Spanish architecture studio elii has recently completed a wooden house on a sloped site in Pedrezuela, 45km north of Madrid, Spain. This staggering beautiful and simple structure was completed in just two weeks, and gets a big thumbs up from the practice. It’s the work of a Spanish studio and was featured in Domus.

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As if building a home extension didn’t cost enough already, there’s a new tax in town. On top of construction costs, VAT and section 106 agreements, homeowners must now also pay the Community Infrastructure Levy on any extension of more than 100 square metres. If that wasn’t bad enough, it’s even worse if you live…

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Richard Rogers attacks relaxing of planning restrictions in the green belt Richard Rogers has made his views clear about the impact of relaxing planning restrictions in the green belt. Beneath is an extract from his article in the London’ Evening Standard newspaper. It would destroy London’s vitality “even more surely than it would despoil the countryside,”…

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This awesome whale-shaped ice-rink in Liege, Belgium is the work of architects L’Escaut. The stadium, which is covered with 200,000 aluminium scales, can devour 1,200 spectators in one gulp. More on this creation can be found on Deezen.

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