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
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
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 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
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 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 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 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
Andy Manning had wanted to build an extension to his kitchen area for a while to allow greater living space to his home, and approached us to get planning approval for it. This was actually quite a technically challenging project, partly as the extension needed to be built off the back of the house, in… Continue reading Andy Manning – Extension of kitchen area – Wolvey, Leicestershire
Adam Withers has been running a hairdressing salon from his home for many years, and needed an extension on the property to allow for a more professional space. He approached us to draw up an extended and more spacious salon area to allow space for more customers, as well as a two storey front extension… Continue reading Adam Withers – Planning Application for rear and side extension – Earl Shilton
Martin Mynett approached us to help design a small 3m x 4m permitted extension onto the rear of his property to provide more living space for his family. We also applied for a Certificate of Lawful Development so that the property could potentially be sold later on. In order to do this, we liaised with… Continue reading Martin Mynett – Planning Application for rear extension – Groby, Leicestershire
Andy Bromwich approached The Design Social, looking for an imaginative solution to convert a quirky one up, one down dormer bungalow into a 3 bedroom family home with an open plan lounge and kitchen extension In spite of the space constraints on site, we delivered a proposal that fulfilled the brief to the clients satisfaction
Brett & Aimee Naylor got in touch to ask for help in getting a unique development idea through to planning approval. The property is on the edge of a heritage conservation area and consisted of a derelict barn from the 50’s and an overgrown and unloved half an acre of scrubland. The Naylors wanted to… Continue reading Brett Naylor – Old barn conversion to hobby farm – Wigston Parva, Blaby
Paul & Nicky Maguire from Wigston Parva approached The Design Social with a fascinating idea to convert an existing garage with a loft conversion into a short term, AirBNB style holiday let. The difficulty was that the property borders a designated heritage area, which meant that heritage reports & Highways Agency liaising were required. When… Continue reading Paul Maguire – holiday let planning application – Wigston Parva, Blaby
Brett & Aimee Naylor got in touch to ask for help in getting a challenging development idea through to planning. Their property is in a heritage conservation area that at some point in the eighties had a single storey extension built on the rear. The brief was to come up with an idea to build… Continue reading Brett Naylor – New extension over existing storey – Wigston Parva, Blaby
Re-development of a tired 1920’s bungalow into a modern spacious family environment. This project was taken through planning & despite a little opposition was approved. The project has bedded down beautifully into the street & has provided a light & spacious family home.
Work with Siemens UK on Crossrail. We provided architectural coordination across a variety of contractors & disciplines.
Sue Philiips from Elmesthorpe, Leicestershire, approached us at The Design Social to acquire planning approval for a loft conversion in her property. The property consisted of a 1920’s, semi-detached house that had been heavily changed and extended by previous owners. Sue wanted a conversion that would include a bathroom and a bedroom. We took this… Continue reading Sue Phillips – Loft Conversion – Elmsthorpe, Blaby
Working with Age UK & Rutland Home Improvement Agency to provide vulnerable people with changes to their properties, to allow a higher standard of living.