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Restoration of Listed Medieval Hall House, Dartmoor

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02 Feb 2017 / in Uncategorized

Today saw the completion of one of my favourite ever projects – the restoration of Staddon House in Walkhampton on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.  Our clients, Sue & Geoff Edwards, bought Staddons back in 2014, and after a year negotiating planning consent and 14 months on site the building is now unrecognisable. When […]

Stoke Lodge

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04 Dec 2015 / in Uncategorized

Our client came to us with the brief of creating a house based loosely on a famous German design called a Huf Haus, which is made mostly of timber and glass.  These houses are generally two storeys with pitched roofs separated at the gable, terraces, canopies, roof lights and large windows are features typical of a Huf Haus. The interior is often […]

Designing Homes For An Ageing Generation

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20 Nov 2015 / in Uncategorized

The number of those reaching 65 and over is increasing exponentially. With life expectancy rapidly improving, the proportion of the population who are over 65 is expected to increase from 5% in 1950 to 16% in 2015. With increasing numbers of elderly, scientists predict an explosion of dementia cases. In 2012 there were approximately 35.6 […]

Garden Cities – The benefits of this British dream

04 Nov 2015 / in Uncategorized

Does the UK’s Housing Crisis ever seem to slow? With the current refugee crisis, it couldn’t be more crucial in finding a solution to as the government look to house over 20,000 refugees from Syria over the next 4 and a half years, along side the expected household growth of 221,000 annually (BBC). Planners after […]

Housing Lin Conference – Building Healthy Communities and Homes for our Ageing Society

26 Oct 2015 / in Uncategorized

The LSA team recently attended the Housing Lin conference in Bristol entitled “Great Expectations: Building Healthy Communities and Homes for our Ageing Society.” We enjoyed an inspirational day exploring the themes of Inclusive Design & Holistic Communities, and the Financial Costs of Later Living care – both Building and Sustaining. Despite the phrase “planning ahead” being […]

New Accessible Housing Standards

02 Oct 2015 / in Uncategorized

Important policy changes to accessible housing standards across England came into force on 1 October 2015. While the new accessibility standards will be included into the Building Regulations, there are concerns about adoption as the new government’s new standards are optional.  In effect to comply with the new regulations a housing provider need do nothing […]

Homes for the Elderly in Spain

11 Jul 2015 / in Uncategorized

My name is Rocio Oteros and I am currently working at Living Space Architects. I studied architecture in the “Higher Technical School of Architecture of Seville” where I had the opportunity of study and work on a wide range of different projects. Living Space Architects asked me to write a blog about Later Living and […]

Published in Real Homes Magazine

15 Jun 2015 / in Uncategorized

This project was recently published in Real Homes Magazine under the title “sustainable style”…       Tweet

How to find a new development opportunity

02 Apr 2015 / in Uncategorized

We offer our tips on how to develop an existing property or build from scratch, illustrating a recent project in Tavistock and how to get the best from the experts and the research you can undertake yourself…. 1. Make contact with the local commercial agents rendells.co.uk wardchowen.co.uk salisburyhenderson.com 2. Research old and redundant buildings The […]

Extending Listed Buildings

26 Mar 2015 / in Uncategorized

Clients often come to us asking how they might achieve an extension or alteration to a listed building.   Most historic buildings reflect the cumulative changes of different owners and uses, however historically these changes and additions may have been made without the constraints of planning authorities. Any works of alteration, extension or demolition to […]