Chedworth visit

 

Chedworth visit

24th August 2017

Impressed on a holiday visit to Chedworth Roman Villa (Cotswolds), by their visitor centre, an elegant shroud protecting some lovely mosaics and hypocaust remains, as well as providing interpretation spaces. A deceptively simple building form and strategy, rigorously detailed and carefully executed.

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New hat and coat

19th August 2017

Work finished this month on the Hall Church in Pinhoe and it now has a long-overdue new roof which will no longer require ad-hoc slate repairs and strategically-placed buckets. The new roof was installed by Tim Stribley and he has done a very neat job; along with replacing the soffits and fascias and completely redecorating, the Hall Church is looking smart and bright. We were able to keep the original ridge tiles and roof finials for a touch of character.

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Self build figures

4th August 2017

Are you aware that nearly 12,000 new homes are built by self-builders every year? This accounts for up to 10% of the country’s new house production, according to Sarah Chilcott on the Planning Portal. This is significantly less than other European countries such as Austria, where self-builders are responsible for 80% of new homes. This clarifies why, perhaps, there is such dissatisfaction with the industry in this country, but also begs the question, why don’t we build more. Evidently, there [...]

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