Residential Projects

Basement extension

An architect designed basement extension is a great way to add new habitable rooms to a home when space is at a premium, as in many areas of London. It is vital that any basement design should carefully consider approaches to maximising natural light in the…

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Loft Conversions

The pitched roofs of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian homes in London often conceal a significant volume of space suitable for loft conversions to habitable rooms. Converting your existing loft space may require modest external alterations, and can therefore often be carried out under permitted development rather than…

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Planning Use Classes

The Use Classes Order places uses of land and buildings into various categories called ‘Use Classes’. The following list indicates types of use which may fall within each use class. A1 Shops – Shops, retail warehouses, hairdressers, travel and ticket agencies, post offices, pet shops, sandwich…

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Listed Building Consent

A ‘listed building’ is a building or structure that is of national importance due to its architectural or historic interest. It is included on a special register: the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. When a building is listed, it is listed…

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Conservation Areas

This designation is typically applied to urban areas or village centres where the surrounding architectural heritage is of high quality. New development in a conservation area has to preserve or enhance the special character of the area. Conservation Area Consent is administered by the local authority,…

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Where do we work?

Our architects work in all boroughs of London and are aware of the issues and requirements of dealing with each local authority. We also work in the counties surrounding London and further afield in the South East, including Hertfordshire, Essex, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire,…

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16 Nov 2012 Posted by AFL in Residential Projects no comments