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 »

Upgrading Homes

Low Carbon Lymm recently organised a research visit to Golden Gates Housing Association to gain some insight into the associations performance upgrades on a range of homes around Warrington. The event was attended by a selection of organisations including ourselves, local residents & businesses, local landlords, and the neighbouring St.Helens Council. The event included a tour of several recent… Read more »

Chapelford Village

Chapelford Village near Warrington continues to progress rapidly on site and continues a long standing successful relationship with David Wilson Homes.  “Chapelford Urban Village sits a few miles from the new Junction 8 M62. This brand new area already benefits from a new park, supermarket and family restaurant. The new Chapelford Village CP School is… Read more »

New Home Approved

We were recently granted Planning Approval for a new one-off substantial home in North Cheshire. The site is formed from a portion of a sizeable existing garden and sits comfortably between existing residential properties with aspects out onto open countryside bordering the North Cheshire Greenbelt. Site Plan The house has been designed to make the most of the countryside… Read more »

House Re-Modelling Planning Permission was recently granted for a bespoke house renovation project in the Scottish Borders. The primary aim of the project is to improve daylight levels and remove pinch points within an existing galley kitchen. The design reconfigures the internal layout of the existing kitchen and dining rooms to simplify the plan, to… Read more »

Changes to Building Regulations With almost half of the UK Co2 emissions coming from our buildings, we are in a staged process of increasing standards for the energy performance of all buildings. The UK national target is for zero carbon emissions for all new housing by 2016 and for all other buildings by 2019, with… Read more »

The Farrell Review

  Sir Terry Farrell makes recommendations for the future of Architecture and the Built Environment  The Farrell review is a comprehensive report into the current condition of Architecture and the Built Environment.  It includes input from many sources including a panel of 11 industry leaders with a breadth of experience that covers education, outreach, urbanism, architecture,… Read more »

Moving Downtown

It has been an exciting few months for the practice in Scotland, with lots of interest gathering pace and general expansion in project numbers moving forwards.  With an increasing workload throughout the area, April sees our office move into new premises in Peebles town centre.  The new office is located above the Bank of Scotland… Read more »