ALPS Alpine – Office Interior Design & Workshop Building Regulations – Milton Keynes

Dave Horrobin at Alps Alpine contacted The Design Social to help out with a design scheme for an interior design of the Milton Keynes head office & building regulations compliance to re-locate an existing workshop from Coventry to an adjacent commercial unit in Milton Keynes. Alps Alpine has it’s origins in Japan so design cues… Continue reading ALPS Alpine – Office Interior Design & Workshop Building Regulations – Milton Keynes

ALPS Alpine – Office Interior Design & Workshop Building Regulations – Update

The Design Social have just finished a complete head office refurbishment for ALPS Alpine at Milton Keynes. Part of the project also included completion of building regulations and project management of the relocation of their bespoke workshop, from Coventry to a new commercial unit in Milton Keynes. Read the project post by clicking this link

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Declan Nicholas – Rear Extension Planning Application – Review

Found Barnaby at the design social by doing some research online. I found Barnaby easy to deal with and very warm and accommodating. He visited our home and made great suggestions about our extension plans, he was knowledgeable and great at explaining things and helpful with any questions we asked. Was an easy process and… Continue reading Declan Nicholas – Rear Extension Planning Application – Review

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Jo Milne – Retrospective Planning Application – Review

The Design Social provided me with an excellent service for the application of a Lawful Development Certificate through the council. Barnaby was friendly, professional and efficient and made the whole process incredibly easy. I was very stressed out at the beginning as I needed this certificate in order to sell my house but Barnaby took… Continue reading Jo Milne – Retrospective Planning Application – Review

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Jo Milne – Retrospective Planning Application – Wallasey, Merseyside

Jo asked us to help out with a retrospective planning application for a garage that had been built over 10 years ago. Jo was wanting to sell the property so needed a quick turn around on getting planning approval. With the help of Wirral council approval was granted within 1 month, freeing up the property… Continue reading Jo Milne – Retrospective Planning Application – Wallasey, Merseyside

Liz Burman, Leawood Trails – Rural Business Planning Application – Review

I have used Barnaby previously at the Design Social to get planning permission and I contacted Barnaby again for another recent project. Straight away Barnaby had my previous plans to hand and got on with the job immediately – and we even got permission granted ahead of time! Please click here to see the details… Continue reading Liz Burman, Leawood Trails – Rural Business Planning Application – Review

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Peter Morris – Rear & Side Extension Planning Application – Review

Barnaby, from The Design Social, worked with us to design and plan the side and rear extensions to our property. Barnaby took the time to understand what we were looking to achieve, and developed plans to suit our needs. He was responsive and happy to make adjustments as we moved through the process. Once we… Continue reading Peter Morris – Rear & Side Extension Planning Application – Review

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Josef Keeling – Side & Rear Extension Planning Application – Review

Barnaby, from The Design Social, worked with us to design and plan the side and rear extensions to our property. Barnaby took the time to understand what we were looking to achieve, and developed plans to suit our needs. He was responsive and happy to make adjustments as we moved through the process. Once we… Continue reading Josef Keeling – Side & Rear Extension Planning Application – Review

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Luke Morris – Planning Application for rear extension – Glenfield, Leicester

Luke Morris approached us to design and get planning approval for a large rear extension. This was a creatively challenging project, one reason being that the extension stretched along a large portion of the rear of the property, combining a snug area, utility room, kitchen and dining area into a larger area. This area was… Continue reading Luke Morris – Planning Application for rear extension – Glenfield, Leicester

Brett Naylor – Old barn conversion to hobby farm – Review

Amazing, creative, professional practice. A complete package of professionalism / creativity / experience and great value. This is the second time we have used the Design Social and we would thoroughly recommend to others. Our passion for the building projects were matched by this company and we could not be more pleased with the service… Continue reading Brett Naylor – Old barn conversion to hobby farm – Review

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Declan Nicholas – Planning Application for rear extension – Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Declan Nicholas approached us to help design a rear extension that would combine his kitchen and dining area into a larger living space for the family. This extension also had to provide a partial first floor extension to provide a new third bedroom. The site had unique constraints for this project as the extension’s potential… Continue reading Declan Nicholas – Planning Application for rear extension – Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Chris Marley – Planning Application for rear extension – Hinckley, Leicestershire

Chris Marley approached us to help design a rear extension that would combine his kitchen and dining area into a larger living space for the family. We also had unique constraints for this project as the extension’s potential size was restricted due to respect for the neighbours privacy. Despite this, The Design Social worked hard… Continue reading Chris Marley – Planning Application for rear extension – Hinckley, Leicestershire

Leawood Trails – Rural Business Planning Application – Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Liz Burman has worked with us in the past, and as such approached us with a new project relating to her dog day care business. She owns a field used for training and exercise of the dogs they look after, and so wanted planning approval for an insulated timber cabin, usable for housing and training… Continue reading Leawood Trails – Rural Business Planning Application – Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Josef Keeling – Rear & Side Extension Planning Application – Honeybourne, Worcestershire

Josef Keeling and Peter Morris wanted a new extension to the rear of their property after experiencing many common problems with their existing conservatory, such as heating and lighting issues during the summer and winter months. As such, they approached us to help redesign and expand it to allow a larger kitchen area, as well… Continue reading Josef Keeling – Rear & Side Extension Planning Application – Honeybourne, Worcestershire

Lavina Trehan – Planning app for stair installation – Northampton

Lavina contacted us through Checkatrade to get help with providing a drawing for planning and building control, which detailed how a lightwell for a basement conversion could be constructed. We liaised with Lavina’s structural engineer to coordinate the architectural appearance with the structural requirements for building regs.  We provided these drawings and the project is… Continue reading Lavina Trehan – Planning app for stair installation – Northampton

Marie Fox – expansion and extension of annexe building – Peatling Magna, Leicestershire

Marie Fox owns an annexe building connected to her existing property, that due to time and the materials of the building, had fallen into disrepair due to damp seeping into it. Because of this, she approached us to help redesign, expand and extend it into a comfortable and usable building once again. We suggested several… Continue reading Marie Fox – expansion and extension of annexe building – Peatling Magna, Leicestershire