Entries by stuart

Land Suitability Checklist

A lot of sites will only have a few constraints, but by taking a careful approach you will head- up any potential issues of the land quickly and avoid the expensive mistake of falling in love with a site that will cost a lot of money to develop. By checking these things you will be […]

New Build Interview – Exeter Living

Building your own home? We asked Stuart Bayley for his top tips… What ‘homework’ should a person have already done before they approach an architecture firm like yours? It is helpful to have created a scrapbook or Pinterest board of houses and projects that you like – including their materials. What is a really important […]

Our Latest Eco-Homes

Planning Win: New House In Exminster We have received planning permission for this exciting new house design just outside Exeter.  A replacement dwelling, the home will be constructed using ICF insulated blocks to a high level of insulation and airtightness.  The heating will be supplied via an air-source heat pump and use mechanical ventilation and heat […]

Dartmoor Planning Advice

Going to visit a new project on Dartmoor is one of our favourite parts of our job.  No matter what time of year, Dartmoor always has a new colour to reveal, new light over the moorland or mossy corner down a lane.  Dartmoor is full of contrasts and those of you who have chosen it […]

Using Virtual Reality at Living Space

At living space architects, we offer our clients the opportunity to experience their designs. Our 3D visualisation software creates a walkthrough experience, which allows the client to gain a better spacial understanding of their project long before it is built. These 3D visualisations are created by our rendering software, Enscape, which you can try for […]

Class Q Barn Conversions

Class Q legislation provides a means of increasing the value of agricultural buildings through transforming them into new accommodation. We have worked on many of these projects, taking unused barns and converting them into spacious new homes or ancillary living quarters. Gaining consent for the works requires careful consideration in order to justify the barn’s […]

An English take on a German design: Stoke Poges

Our client came to us with the brief of creating a house with a similar feel to the award-winning German Huf Haus design. Creeping into the UK market, these timber and glass houses are generally two-storeys high with pitched roof separated at the gable. Typical features include terraces, canopies, roof lights and large windows…we were […]