Category Archives: Discussion

Grainge Architects sensitively designed Student Accommodation

The success of Exeter University over the last decade has been hugely important to the economy of Exeter. The continued expansion of the campuses at both St Lukes and the main Streatham site has generated considerable additional students numbers. This growth … Continue reading

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CDM 2015 – our role as a Principal Designer

CDM 2015 seeks to remove the barriers to improvements in the construction industry set up at the beginning of projects. For example, H&S policies, pre-qualification questionnaires and competence schemes can all provide an illusion of safety but in fact burden … Continue reading

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Computer Generated Imaging – taking design beyond 2 dimensions.

Computer generated images (CGI’s) help architects to communicate what is not immediately obvious to people looking at traditional design drawings such as plans, sections or elevations. Shown in perspective, they display a scheme as it would be seen in reality, … Continue reading

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Increased Permitted Development Rights means larger house extensions

For a period of 3 years, commencing 30 May 2013 and expiring 30 May 2016 householders will be able to build larger single storey rear extensions under new permitted development rights. This in effect doubles the size of extensions permissible … Continue reading

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Architects for Sports Facilities – Build your own olympic dream!

We do sports too! Our experience of sporting facilities has grown over the last few years, and now the London 2012 Olympic Games are underway we felt it a good opportunity to briefly run through some of the sports facilities … Continue reading

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Barn Conversions

Undertaking a barn conversion or significant restoration can be a daunting task. Some barns are more readily converted into homes or other modern uses than others. Traditional barns in Devon usually follow type-patterns and are often characterised by an uncluttered … Continue reading

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2012, New year resolutions, time for a office refurbishment?

Even in times of hardship some companies are growing and some are merging or downsizing. Moving offices or premises can be a lengthly and expensive process and can be quite disruptive to work flow. Maintaining an existing address through times … Continue reading

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