Exploring Architecture

We have had the pleasure of Isabella Fasciani (studying at Richard Huish College) working with us this week building on her existing understanding of the architectural profession.

During the week Isabella designed a bespoke project for Bluewave Construction (Taunton) and will be meeting with the client to discuss the plans in the next few weeks.

We’ve been delighted with Isabella’s aptitude to learning and she’s proven to be a real asset to our company.

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A CREDIT TO THEIR SCHOOLS

We have had the pleasure of Elise (Bishop Fox’s School) and Dzheren (The Taunton Academy) working with us this week as part of their year 10 work experience.

We have been thrilled with the calibre of students and they have both been a credit to their schools.

During the week the girls have each designed a bespoke project for family friends as an introduction to architecture.

We wish them both well in their future endeavours.

Left to Right: Dzheren & Elise.

Left to Right: Dzheren & Elise.

PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT - GREAT NEWS FOR HOMEOWNERS

Since 2013, under a permitted Development relaxation, homeowners could construct larger single storey rear extensions through a Prior Notification application, with neighbour’s consultation.

Under the rules, homeowners can construct a single-storey rear extension of up to six metres (previously 3m) for terraced or semi-detached homes, or eight metress (previously 4m) for detached homes.  The scheme was extended in 2016 until May 2019.

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The good news is it’s here to stay!

The purpose of the legislation has been to relieve pressure on the national housing market and demand for new homes which has led to UK property price explosions since 2009.  By allowing often small homes to be improved to modern day demands and quality of life, through sizable rear extensions and loft conversions, families do not have to buy a different home. 

In and around London it is much more cost effective to extend your home.  If you have been living in the same neighbourhood for 10-15 years the housing price boom witnessed up to 2016 could make it very hard to afford a larger home within your locality, however the capital value gained could facilitate a mortgage extension which can finance the improvements to your home.

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Eleven 10 has completed a variety of extension and refurbishment projects since 2011.  Our expert team will guide step by step through the process, from feasibility to a wonderful design which suits your budget and finally the construction process.  We can tailor our services to suit your budget and provide you with a range of professional contacts for every aspect of the project.

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Eleven10 complete refurbishment of Grade II Listed, Thomas Cubitt private residence in Eaton Place, Belgravia.

The refurbishment of a Grade II Listed, Thomas Cubitt private residence in Eaton Place, Belgravia. This exceptional lateral apartment is situated on the second floor of this part stuccoed period terrace in SW1.

Newly refurbished and designed to an exemplary standard this bright, high ceiling apartment has generous entertaining space and benefits from two balconies accessed from the kitchen / breakfast room and dining room.

Completely re-configured and refurbished throughout with wooden floors, bespoke cabinetry and joinery, imported marbles, specialist paint finishes and a sophisticated electrical, audio and alarm system.

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Did You Know?

Included within our design package is the option to create a video of the planned design. These are particularly helpful in relaying an imaginative visual idea of the finished article.

Here’s an example of a 2-storey extension to an existing property in Taunton, submitted recently for planning.

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Planning approval granted for Oake & District Community Benefit Society to relocate Post Office

Eleven10 are delighted to achieve planning approval for the Oake & District Community Benefit Society to relocate Oake post office to the nearby village hall.

The proposed relocation of the post office will contribute significantly towards sustaining the economic vitality of Oake and the wider village communities as a whole and especially those older, retired residents who rely on this service to draw their pensions, etc.

Eleven10 are supervising the construction work, which begins in May 2019.

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Full speed ahead to complete major extension in Taunton

Eleven10 are delighted to have achieved planning permission for a major extension to the existing premises at Wellsprings Community Church, Taunton, to provide a new entrance and welcome area to the front of the main building, together with other improvements and general updating.

The proposed works are due to begin this year and will enable WCC to have an increased involvement in, and impact on, the local community, providing a key point of contact for those in need and a resource for social interaction. Improving their ability to accommodate an increasing number of adults, children and young people who they support and have contact with throughout the week.

The building improvements include :

  • a new well-lit entrance and welcome area with a new permanent café area

  • new access direct into the refurbished church hall, along with a new glazed and sliding acoustic wall

  • an enlarged and purpose designed commercial kitchen

  • improved limited mobility and wheelchair-friendly access to the main hall and to other rooms (all DDA compliant)

  • new accessible toilet

  • a new, more efficient heating system

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Eleven 10 Supports Oake Community Project

Eleven10 are excited to be working on planning drawings to extend the existing Oake community centre. Nestled in the heart of the village, this new venture will be a welcome replacement of the existing neighbourhood post office and local shop.

By relocating the post office to the village hall, this proposed development will offer a valuable contribution to the Parish of Oake, sustaining its economic vitality and the livelihood of the nearby communities.

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Eleven 10 commissioned by UK's largest building contractor

Eleven10 are delighted to be commissioned again by the UK’s largest building contractor, Balfour Beatty, for further school related work. In July 2018, Balfour Beatty and Eleven10 successfully delivered their first school project.

Eleven10 are associate members of Constructionline, which is a register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants used by the construction industry of the United Kingdom.

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Planning approval granted for C16th Grade II Listed Farmhouse in Somerset

We are delighted to have recently achieved planning approval for an extension and alteration work to a 16th century, Grade II listed farmhouse. As conservation specialists, the practice holds membership with the Architects Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC) and Association for Studies in the Conservation of Historic Buildings (ASCHB).

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Eleven 10 thrilled to receive planning approval for Grade II* listed building

Eleven10 have secured planning approval for the redevelopment of the Grade II* listed building (c. 1810) in Church Square to provide a unique Compassion and Community Centre in the heart of Taunton.

The scheme opens up part of the central courtyard and will allow public access to the historic archways within the original coach yard area (currently obscured), which are considered to be of significant historic benefit.

This design will demonstrate how the combination of old and new can enhance the environment bringing much-needed regeneration to the locality.

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