Tag Archives: Renovation

Exeter Cookery School

60 Haven Road is a Grade II listed building that sits alongside Exeter Quay and the canal. The two-storey warehouse had been redundant and empty for a number of years, before a culinary couple had a vision to transform the ground … Continue reading

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St Agnes Island Hall

Coming up to Christmas it seemed a fitting time to look back over this years recently completed projects. Whilst there are many exciting schemes that have come to fruition this year, there are far too many to sensibly re-evaluate here, so … Continue reading

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Re-ordering a Catholic Church

Obtaining permission (Ecclesiastical Exemption) to carry out works to a Listed Ecclesiastical Building is complex. The proposed re-ordering works at the church of Our Lady and St Patrick, All Saints Parish, Teignmouth involved a lengthy negotiation, design & construction period … 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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Isles of Scilly, Porthcressa Beach – New Community Buildings

On completion of the Five Islands School with Kier Construction, our next project on the Islands involved regeneration works fronting Porthcressa Beach. (The project is currently under construction). Lessons-learnt from building the school, determined the design and procurement method for … Continue reading

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Grainge Architects community work hits the headlines

Grainge Architects’ work with the community group, The Minehead Development Trust has made the BBC news website. Grainge Architects are helping The Minehead Development Trust to turn the former Minehead Hospital Building into a community hub. The listed former hospital … 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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