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 rear. Relocating the master bedroom upstairs frees… 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 steel frame 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 design is a bespoke commission to replace an older property. The images show the completed Steel Frame in… Read more »

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

A selection of projects from our Cheshire office have recently shortlisted for awards. Delightfully, they have proceeded in a range of categories at a regional level in the ‘LABC Building Excellence Awards’  2018. Entries are spread across ten main categories; in addition, with small and large sub categories available for some. Several categories are solely… Read more »

Springtime Progress

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;… Read more »

Are you a Landlord?

You may be aware as a Landlord from 1st April 2018 some rules are to change regarding new lets. Any property offered for new or renewed rental agreement will need to have an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating of grade ‘E’ or higher. Property under existing agreements must be rated Grade E or above from… Read more »

Eco-Build Conference

This week was the annual Eco-Build Conference and trade show in London.   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 designs for factory made houses which assemble on site… Read more »

Liverpool : 10 Years On

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. 10 years on, a few minor modifications have been made since completion; but otherwise the building with its distinctive… Read more »

LABC Awards for 2017 Projects

We are pleased see this recently completed house renovation & extension be put forward for an award in the LABC Awards 2017. The judges highly commended the project, which consists of a whole house renovation & rear extension. The team at Warrington Borough Council LABC nominated this residential home in the Northwest Region in the… Read more »