Stripped Back to a Shell

Having now been stripped back to a shell, the interesting part of this build is well under way, in the very capable hands of Andy and his team at Beech Joinery.   The project concerns a complete overhaul of a dormer bungalow which includes extending both to the side and to the rear. With the master… Read more »

New Entrance & Ancillary Spaces

A detached family dwelling in the Scottish Borders sees New Entrance & Ancillary Spaces progress to give a greater sense of arrival to the property where once the entrance was obscured.   The scope of works includes: a timber clad garage extension; new entrance porch to accommodate the trappings of a busy family life with generous, separate… Read more »

Villa Takes Shape

The brightly coloured steelwork for a new Villa takes shape along the Cheshire / Greater Manchester border. cb3 Design is working to deliver the project in partnership with the original design team based in Stockholm. The images show the completed Steel Frame in situ, with a visualisation below for the contemporary house due for completion in 2020.

Autumn Greetings

  Hello again! We’ve been a little quiet online with our online updates of late, but along with the usual madness of juggling summer holidays and projects, we’ve recently had an office move in Peebles and an office refresh in Lymm.   The Peebles office has not moved far, just down a floor (1 less flight of… Read more »

LABC Building Excellence Awards 2018

Several projects from our Cheshire office have been shortlisted for a number of categories in the regional final of the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Building Excellence Awards 2018. The projects are shortlisted in the following categories: Best Small New Housing Development Best Change of Use of an Existing Building or Conversion 2 entries in the… Read more »

Springtime Progress

We have submitted various projects for Planning applications in Scotland recently in the Peebles area, as well as some further afield in North Queensferry and Hawick. We’ve now broken ground on a big residential project in the Lake District. We’re working our way through the concept stage for a residential development in Berwickshire, developing schemes… Read more »

Are you a Landlord?

From 1st April 2018 any property offered for a new or renewed rental agreement will need to have an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating of grade ‘E’ or higher. Any property under an existing rental agreement will also need to achieve grade ‘E’ or higher before 1st April 2020. There are some exemptions which can… Read more »

Eco-Build Conference

This week was the annual Eco-Build construction conference and trade show in London, at which one of the cb3 design team attended seminars on a range of topics including: re-purposing waste materials into new buildings, research projects in health inside our places of work, exploration of new materials and designs for factory made houses which… Read more »

Liverpool 10 Years On

Liverpool’s Capital of Culture year in 2008 saw completion of the cb3 design’s Botanic Park Sports & Changing Pavilion. A revisit this week shows the building now coming up to its 10th birthday. A few minor modifications have been made since completion but otherwise the building with its distinctive roof profiles sits as intended to the… Read more »

LABC Awards for 2017 Projects

We are pleased to have designed & been included in this recently completed house renovation & extension which has been highly commended in the 2017 LABA Awards. This residential home in Cheshire was put forward by Warrington Council in the North West Region in the category ‘Best Extension or Alteration to an Existing Home’.  … Read more »