The Making of Mmacaron
We were asked to assist with a project at 40 Market Street, Ashby de la Zouch – a vacant site formerly home to Clinton’s Cards.
What is an Architectural Survey?
When we take on a project the first thing we’ll do is carry out an architectural survey. But what does that entail? Here Joe Hubbard describes what is involved when we survey your property. What is an architectural survey? An architectural survey is used to accurately measure the position of all structural and aesthetic features […]
Conservation of a Historic Building
Set in the shadows of the historic Bosworth battlefields is a Grade II Listed farmhouse. Its owners engaged us to assist with a much-needed conservation and renovation project. A 17th-century timber frame building The farmhouse is currently made up of three sections. The oldest, an original 17th-century timber-frame building, needed maintenance and repair. Due to […]
Case Study – Planning Approval for Developers
Swithland Homes, a client of ours, approached us at the start of 2016 about the possibility of gaining planning approval for residential development on a parcel of land in the village of Woodhouse in Leicestershire. We knew obtaining planning consent on this site would be difficult, as Woodhouse is not classified as a sustainable location […]
We’re Moving Home…
We are delighted to announce that we are restoring and renovating the Old Cottage Hospital building in Ashby de la Zouch, within the town’s Conservation Area. When the renovation is complete, the Old Cottage Hospital will be our new home. Our base for the past 25 years is a converted barn in Packington, but it […]
Award-Winning Conversion Case Study
The School House in Griffydam, Leicestershire, was a run-down engineering works when we first encountered it in 2011. By 2016 our conversion scheme for it won the LABC East Midlands Award for Best Conversion or Change of Use. This conversion case study is the story of a fascinating project. We were initially commissioned in 2011 […]