Wishing all our friends and clients a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. The offices will be closed from the 22nd Dec until the 4th of Jan but should you need to contact us, please email: neil.babb@cb3design.co.uk From all of us at cb3 design architects

2015 Building Regulations Update

The Building Regulations for England and Wales are regularly being updated and adjusted, and it can be difficult keeping up to date with the changes. Local Authority Building Control have prepared the document below which provides a handy summary of recent key changes to the regulations.  Key changes include: Introduction of Approved Document Part Q… Read more »

Peebles Fireworks Display

We’ll be involved with a different form of building this weekend for the Peebles Annual Fireworks Display; Paul is a member of the Peebles & District Round Table and has graduated (solely through a lack of other willing stooges) to a role as chief firestarter on the Guy Fawkes bonfire.  The Table’s efforts through the autumn culminate… Read more »

North West Property & Construction Ski Club Chill Factore, Manchester

We dusted off our winter clobber and took to the slopes of Manchester for the most recent North West Property and Construction Ski Club Event on Thursday 22nd October. There were numerous rails, ramps, kickers and other obstacles attempted, and fortunately no broken bones. North West Property and Construction Ski Club The club meets each… Read more »

The Dean Tavern, Newtongrange – Function room refurbishment

After a very busy summer of Building Warrant applications and Tender submissions its great to see so many of our projects now on site and progressing well.  One such project is the recently completed refurbishment of The Dean Tavern function room. A small project….but perfectly formed! The Dean Tavern in Newtongrange is the last remaining… Read more »

New Build Split Level House

Work is now progressing on site with this detached split level house for a private client. The site previously contained a dormer bungalow which was in a poor state of repair. The design incorporates elements of the original house to remain in keeping with the neighbouring properties along the street-scene. To the side and rear… Read more »

Lymm Historic Transport Day 28th June 2015

This is the view from our Lymm office window as dozens of horse drawn and historic canal barges moor up for Sunday’s Lymm Historic Transport Day. The event looks to be even more popular than last year’s very well attended and successful event.  More information can be found at: http://www.lymmtransport.org.uk/

Tweedlove & Enduro World Series 2015

Well sadly, it’s over for another year.  For many the two weeks of the Tweedlove Festival is the highlight of the Peebles (and UK) cycling calendar and in a few words this year it brought family fun, epic days out, cycling chat, world-class competition and some of the craziest ‘summer’ weather we have seen to… Read more »

Bridge House Thelwall

The development of the Bridge house site at Thelwall, Cheshire has progressed now to a start on site. The scheme includes conversion of a nineteenth century threshing barn and hay bay into 4 dwellings (shown on the plan below),  and the construction of 4 substantial detached houses clustered around the barn. The existing farmhouse is… Read more »

Team CB3 Design are go!

The new CB3 Design team jersey was unceremoniously unveiled at the Scottish Enduro Series (mountain bike) race at Ae Forest last weekend.  Feeling rather conspicuous in the fetching blue strip rather than my usual ‘architect’s black’ this was my third race of the new season.  The sun came out to greet us and a great weekend… Read more »