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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 […]

Homes for the Elderly in Spain

11 Mar 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 […]

Creating a Dementia friendly home

18 Feb 2015 / in Uncategorized

Why is designing homes for people with dementia important? “Getting design right can make a fundamental difference to the lives of people with dementia.  It improves their life experiences and can increase life expectancy” The Dementia Centre www.dementia.stir.ac.uk What are the issues? More than 800,000 people in the UK are living with dementia, with numbers […]

Designing for Disabilities – a personal view

05 Feb 2015 / in Uncategorized

It is a difficult day when you suddenly realise your parents are getting older and that they will increasingly need your help. For me it was when my Mum had a stroke 3 years ago and became paralysed, not able to speak or communicate. The long journey of recovery is still going, but with the […]

The Consultation Process: Let’s talk, let’s draw!

05 Feb 2015 / in Uncategorized

Our 4 hour consultation is a fantastic way to kickstart your project.  We visit you in your home and develop sketches with you at your kitchen table. Within a fixed time frame, we talk with you and then then get drawing, leaving you with some key sketches summarising our discussions. We view the consultation as […]

Funky Bungalows : the contemporary features

03 Feb 2015 / in News, Uncategorized

We are developing a renewed fondness for the single storey dwelling so iconic of English suburbia. Level access, connection with garden, privacy are all reasons why bungalows have been so popular with the older generation for a length of time. Alongside these attributes, the traditional typology may also contribute to feelings of Isolation, a large […]

What do the over 60s look for in a new build?

02 Feb 2015 / in News, Uncategorized

The number of over 60s living in the UK is continuing to rise. Designers and developers need to understand the needs of this section of the population. There are a lot of assumptions around what the over 60s look for in a living space, but we’ve found through our work with a number of retired […]

Designing for a Lifetime

12 Sep 2014 / in News, Uncategorized

“Let’s face it – we do not need special architecture for old people, we need the right architecture for all ages. The problem with designing environments specifically for older people is that nobody wants to move into them: they are the last resort, not the first choice. ” Matthias Hollwich with Matthew Hoff man , […]

Conservation Expertise

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04 Sep 2014 / in Uncategorized

Kirsty Curnow Bayley is now an official RIBA-acredited Conservation Registrant, having completed a specialist RIBA Conservation course in Bath. This adds to Kirsty’s expertise having worked on many historic and listed buildings in the region and in London. Kirsty is currently working on an extension to a listed Georgian terraced house in St Leonard’s in […]