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 »

National Space Standards

The Department for Communities and Local Government released a statement just before Easter regarding changes primarily to the Planning System. A significant element of this sets minimum space standards for new build homes in England. Local Planning Authorities will need to consider local housing needs and any impact on land availability affordability in implementing the standards. It… Read more »

Walton Locks

This project at Walton Locks, Stockton Heath, Warrington, lies on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in a very prominent position on what is a historically important site. The site marks the entrance to what were Warrington Docks, connecting the River Mersey with the Manchester Ship Canal.  Walton Locks Completed Blocks Several phases of… Read more »

New Build Dwellings & Stables

We have recently obtained planning permission for two replacement dwellings in the Greenbelt Village of Heatley, and look forward to commencing the detailed design. The project comprises three main elements: Replacement of a pair of semi-detached houses with a detached 6 bed property of similar footprint to the two semi-detached dwellings but with approximately double… Read more »