CDM Regulation Changes

CDM Consultation From April 2015 the CDM (Construction Design and Management) Regulations are expected to change. There is a consultation document out for comment at present (click on the image above). These regulations cover Health & Safety of construction projects and are being updated to remain fit for purpose, to tie in with European Directives… Read more »

Extension Works On Site

Managing projects on site from the smallest extension to the largest new build includes a range of tasks to satisfy all parties which include:          Administrating the contract between the Client and the Contractor          Periodic inspections of the works on site          Ensuring an appropriate… Read more »

Home Extensions – Permitted Development: England and Wales: When PD goes bad

The 10 Worst Permitted Development Loopholes In a recent blog we put up a link to further advice on Permitted Development, this one is a little more light-hearted but does provide food for thought. PD Rights can be very useful in improving the layout and increasing space available in your house. However, it can be open to misuse… Read more »

Extension Works On Site

When providing a full Architectural Service, an important component is Contract Administration and monitoring construction projects on site. The project illustrated below is currently progressing well on site. It consists of extending and remodelling a large domestic house in Greater Manchester. We make regular site visits to monitor progress and discuss any queries raised by… Read more »

Home Extensions – Permitted Development: England and Wales

We are often asked by residential clients “do I need planning permission?”  Permitted Development rights (PD rights) are a set of rules which can allow extension & remodelling works to your home without the approval of a full planning application. In recent years there have been significant changes to PD rights that now allow much… Read more »

Planning fees to increase from 1st November 2014 (Scotland)

The Scottish Government has announced that all Planning Application fees are due to be increased from November 1st 2014 by approximately 5%.  The new rates will be applicable to all Planning applications made on or after that date. As examples of the effect of the increase: The application fee for full planning permission for residential development… Read more »

CB3 Design supports Lymm and District Round Table Beer Festival

Once again CB3 Design have sponsored a cask of real ale at Lymmbeerfest to help raise money for charity.  The event organised by Lymm and District Round Table and held this year on Friday 5th September and Saturday 6th September, features food and entertainment and some fine ales.  We hope a great pint and good chat was… Read more »

Architect in the Hoose

CB3 Design has signed up for RIAS/ ABS charity scheme Are you considering transforming your property? Sign up to Architect in the Hoose 2014 and speak to an architect for ideas and inspiration! The scheme is very simple and all contributions go to charity – architects across Scotland are offering hour-long consultations to the public… Read more »

Look out for us on TV

Lymm village stars in Sky 1 TV Comedy Brand New Sky 1 TV Comedy “After Hours” has been extensively filmed in Lymm village for the past few weeks. The Comedy Drama which is due to air in Autumn has been using Lymm for location filming and this includes many of the shops, lower dam, the… Read more »

Planning Appeal allowed & Costs Awarded: Vicarage Lane, Elworth

This scheme for four new residential dwellings was recently granted planning permission, secured by cb3 design and in conjunction with Emery Planning Partnership town planning consultancy. Vicarage Lane Scheme Site Plan The site comprises a dilapidated timber church hall in a residential area of Elworth, Sandbach, South Cheshire and is surrounded by an eclectic mix… Read more »