Counterpoint at Meldon

 

Counterpoint at Meldon

30th May 2016

How’s this for a comparison of structures spanning the same valley? The Meldon Viaduct, once carrying trains from Dartmoor out to Exeter and beyond, lightly touching the ground far below on its delicate, ethereal legs. Looking the other way up the valley, the brutal dam wall of Meldon Reservoir takes up the same profile: in its own way strangely beautiful and behind it an unfathomable number of bathtubs full of water. They both occupy the same V shape, but couldn’t [...]

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The littlest room

25th May 2016

We’ve been out to Clyst Honiton Church today to sign off their new outside toilet. We were asked to help out with designing and gaining consent for these works which, despite their modest nature and size, required careful negotiation with EDDC’s Heritage officers – after all, it is in the setting of the Listed church. One of our most modest projects but so much appreciated by all those who for so long have crossed their legs through a service or [...]

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Shiny new website

24th May 2016

Huge thanks to dancing badger for taking such care crafting our shiny new website. This will allow us to be much more fluid with our news and project info, and photos in particular. Hope you enjoy browsing. We’ll be adding more projects and photos over the coming weeks, and of course, much more news and and some random stuff we hope you’ll like.

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Cold weather preparations

24th May 2016

Out at Broadclyst Church today, seems too beautiful weather to be talking about a heating system, but they’ve been planning one for a long time now. We helped them seek tenders last year but it soon became apparent that an appropriate system was going to be beyond their initial means. Whilst fundraising continues in earnest (lots going on – see here), we are now discussing a plan for splitting the works into sensible phases, in order to make some [...]

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Skeleton staff

20th May 2016

The skeletal form of the original barn frame, silhouetted against the Devon skies. The cladding has been stripped in preparation for repair works to the frame, leading up to the installation of the timber frame that will form the conversion to a new dwelling. We are helping create a four-bedroom home at this site in Devon. The trades will be let as separate packages to allow the client to control progress, with the first key milestone being completion of the [...]

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