With the industry having had several touch and go years since building work ground to a halt off the back of the credit crunch and property prices falling, I am glad to report that in Exmouth, Exeter and East Devon it would appear we are turning a corner. I have never been so busy and when I speak to builders, planning officers, building control officers and engineers - everyone seems to be at full capacity. This is great news and I hope that it is sustained. If you wish to undertake a project on your property this does mean that advanced planning is necessary...

Happy New Year 2013

in Design
on January 01, 2013

So here we are, another year to look forward to, perhaps the year to start your long awaited and much planned extension? This time of year is a good time to get things started if you wish to get the building work done this year during the summer months. If you add up the time from initial survey, to schemes, planning application, building regulations, structural engineers and then going with this information to a builder for pricing and finally instructing them - now is definitely the time to get started. Who knows, with the extra room you'll have, we can all spend Christmas 2013 at yours in luxury!

Great news this week with permission being granted by East Devon District Council for a replacement dwelling in the countryside. The proposed house has really embraced the latest technology in a traditional design, addressing the site orientation and constraints to provide a fantastic scheme that will provide the applicants with a low running cost home for life, fit for the 21st Century. The applicants are keen to acheive passive house standards of insulation, air leakage and limiting cold bridging which relies on thorough detailing and correct execution on site. I look forward to this house progressing to completion.



  • "Fantastic work, thank you. You made the application seem a doddle!"

    AlanN. Cornwall
  • "Clear detailed plans from start to finish, extension looks superb, Thank you"

  • "Thank you so much for your hard work, support and perseverance! We really do appreciate your determination and professionalism which has, in no doubt, ensured the success of the planning application."

  • "I honestly thought we would have more trouble in planning, but nothing, thank you very much, it looks great!"

  • "Despite an uphill struggle with the planners, we persevered and have a fantastic home to show for it, thanks for all your help"


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