Tag Archives: Extension

New £10m extension & Refurbishment for the University of Exeter.

The St Luke’s Campus of Exeter University is home to three colleges that occupy the grounds. The Graduate School of Education, the School of Sport and Health Sciences and the University of Exeter Medical School all make St Luke’s their home … 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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Listed Buildings, alterations and work to them.

English Heritage maintain a list of buildings, monuments and other such structures. This list is generated by the Secretary of State (for Culture, Media and Sport). The listing is to offer additional protection of historically important or interesting buildings and … Continue reading

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What is the VAT on building work?

VAT is chargeable on most building work, although some work attracts a lower reduced rate and some is zero-VAT rated. The standard VAT rate is currently 20%, and the reduced rate is 5%. HM Revenue & Customs provide detailed advice, … 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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Church Hall Design by Grainge Architects

Work is progressing well on Grainge Architects new church hall, function rooms & offices at The Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Newquay, Cornwall.  Planning permission was gained earlier this year to replace the existing presbytery with a scheme developed … 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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College café is students cup of tea…

The recently finished Exeter College café has been a complete success for Grainge Architects as well as for the students, staff and visitors that now use this facility. The “CCI” Building – Exeter College’s highly successful Centre for Creative Industries … Continue reading

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