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HEN SIOP TO START WORK ON SITE

NORTH WALES

May 2024

Exciting to get going on the new extension and renovation at Hen Siop

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EXTENSION SITE VISIT

BEAUMARIS

May 2024

The extension at Morfa is now water tight. Looking forward to completion soon.

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NYTH PREN SELF BUILD

BEAUMARIS

May 2024

Remarkable our client is has built almost everything at Nyth Pren himself. Even the kitchen units and staircase are his handiwork.

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WATER TIGHT CONSTRUCTION

BEAUMARIS

May 2024

Works are progressing well at Cae Mair. The balcony works are in progress and the structure for the new subterranean garage has been built.

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TREETOPS SITE VISIT

LLANDUDNO

May 2024

Solar panels installed at Treetops. Just the cladding left to complete the outside of the house.

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AWEL MON SITE VISIT

ANGLESEY

May 2024

AK Developments starting works on Awel Mon. The raised patio has been demolished and ground works are about to begin for the new steel and glass rear extension. 

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GWYNEDD AFFORDABLE HOUSING TENDER

NORTH WALES

April 2024

We believe low-carbon houses are essential for social housing. A project like our design for Mynytho might cost 5-10% more to build in materials, but the energy running costs are a 10th compared to traditional houses. They could irradiate fuel poverty, particularly for the more vulnerable. 

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POSTIVE PRE-APP RESPONSE

GYWNEDD

April 2024

We are undertaking a full renovation and designing a timber frame extension to this beautiful stone house, Cae Hywel. It was great that the Council were open to the timber cladding, as it is not always a given in North Wales.

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TREETOPS SITE VISIT

LLANDUDNO

April 2024

Roof and dormers complete at Treetops. Not long until the scaffolding comes down now and works begin inside.

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BRYN Y MOR SITE VISIT

TREARDDUR BAY, ANGLESEY

March 2024

Productive site visit picking up queries for the extension and renovation of Bryn Y Mor with Anglesey Builders and our client. Great to see the build is on track.

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UNDERFLOOR HEATING AT CAE WLLF

BALA, NORTH WALES

March 2024

Underfloor heating installation at Cae Wllf. Love the that the stone wall and timber ceiling joists will be left exposed.

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Y CIL PLANNING APPROVAL

CAERNARFON

March 2024

Excited that we have planning approval and are moving onto the building regulations stage. This renovation is a full-retrofit, including internal wall insulation, air source heat pump and photovoltaic panels. We will also undertake flood mitigation measures to protect this house into the future.

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ERW FAIR OUT TO TENDER

CAERNARFON

March 2024

We have completed our technical drawings for Erw Fair. It is now out to tender with the building contractors. We've really enjoyed working on this project and appreciate the client's glowing google review. 

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PASSIVHAUS TRUST MEMBER

WALES & WIRRAL

March 2024

We are now certified members of the Passivhaus Trust. We are authorised to undertake Passive House design for our own projects and we have also been a consultant for other architectural practices in the area.

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NEW PROJECT

CONWY

March 2024

This large family home, which includes an indoor pool has incredible views towards Conwy Castle. Although you couldn't really tell on the day we did our measured survey, as it poured down with rain.

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EXTENSION SITE VISIT

BEAUMARIS

February 2024

The structural shell is complete at Morfa extension. We met on site with the client and builder to refine some of the final details.

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PLANNING APPROVED

BETWS-Y-COED

February 2024

We are delighted to receive planning approval for the extension and renovation for this house in Snowdonia National Park, as it is a notoriously  conservative planning authority.

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HOME IMPROVEMENT

BETHESDA

February 2024

Chris is undertaking his own home renovation and extension at Yr Hen Ladd-dy. Just the interior decoration is left to complete and then little Drew will have a new bedroom.

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WATER TIGHT CONSTRUCTION

BEAUMARIS

February 2024

Works are progressing well at Cae Mair, which is now water-tight. It is a big renovation and extension project, which is being retrofit with insulation to the floors, walls and roofs.

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GWYNEDD AFFORDABLE HOUSING TENDER

NORTH WALES

February 2024

We believe low-carbon houses are essential for social housing. A project like our design for Maes Llwyd might cost 5-10% more to build in materials, but the energy running costs are a 10th compared to traditional houses. They could irradiate fuel poverty, particularly for the more vulnerable. 

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NANT EFA READY FOR TENDER

CAERNARFON

February 2024

We've just begun tendering to building contractors for the renovation of this characterful welsh stone house. We'll be improving it's thermal comfort and using photovoltaic panels to offset the energy running costs

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ROOF CONSTRUCTION IN THE SNOW

LLANDUDNO

January 2024

The roof is almost complete at Treetops. The drone didn't like the cold, but I managed to snap a few snowy shots. 

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TECHNICAL PACKAGE

BEAUMARIS

January 2024

We are currently undertaking the technical drawings for this timber-frame extension to this grand mansion on Anglesey

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COLD SNAP

WEST KIRBY

January 2024

Hope everyone is safe and enjoying the snow where they are. We only got a light sprinkling here, but we had fun with it. 

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VICTORIA ROAD CONSTRUCTION

WEST KIRBY

January 2024

I managed to lay the engineered wood flooring, build the shelves in the front room and get 90% of the work done downstairs in time for hosting Christmas at Victoria Road. Photos to follow soon.

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GWYNEDD TENDER

NORTH WALES

January 2024

We submitted a tender for social housing in Gwynedd for the site at Maes Llwyd. Our concept was to create a modular house that is pre-engineered to expanded from 2-4 bedrooms with minimum interventions

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CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

HARLECH, WALES

January 2024

Progress photo for Swn Y Dwr. Can't wait to see this coastal property complete in the next few months. 

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MAKING PLANS FOR 2024

NORTH WALES

January 2024

Hope you had a great time celebrating new year. We've started the year with a walk to clear away the cobwebs. Some of our best ideas come when we are away from the computer. We reflected on our work in 2023 and discussed what we want to achieve in 2024...

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