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Yorkshire farm conversion shortlisted for RIBA Yorkshire Regional Awards 2020

by Paul.

We’re chuffed that our farm conversion in Yorkshire has been shortlisted for the RIBA Regional Awards 2020! The list includes some fantastic work and we’re looking forward to seeing how everyone gets on.

Set on a spacious site in Yorkshire, this cluster of derelict farm buildings has been lovingly restored to create a new family home. The original barns are linked with new interventions including frameless glass links and a ‘floating’ weathering steel clad extension. Check out the rest of the project here.

Before & After;

Don’t Move, Improve! 2020

by Paul.

Our House in Brixton was longlisted for the Don’t Move, Improve awards this year. The exhibition opened on February 11th with the awards ceremony and will be open until April 30th, at the Building Centre in London. We had a great evening browsing the brilliant projects and seeing the winners collect their awards!

 

“The exhibition features 113 projects completed in the last two years in Greater London, chosen for their exceptional creativity, cost-effectiveness, environmental considerations, contextual design and livability of space.
 
Don’t Move, Improve! – now celebrating its 10th year – showcases the diversity and character of homes being re-designed in London to encourage homeowners to take on a project of their own. Find a wealth of inspiration including the seven winning projects from this year’s competition, a library of innovative materials used in the featured homes and a showcase of how different projects achieve the same goal or overcome common issues.”

Falmouth Road Public Consultation

by Paul.

Public consultation is being carried out this week on our Falmouth Road project. The development is for a new GP surgery with 39 dwellings above situated on the corner of a park in Borough. Expand the image below to have a browse through the information from the consultation.

Brick Awards 2019

by Paul.


Loxley Stables – House 2 – photo by Jeremy Phillips

We were chuffed to have Loxley Stables shortlisted in the Small Housing Development category at the Brick Awards 2019. The Brick Awards, which are organised by the Brick Development Association, are regarded as ‘the Oscars of the brick industry’. Thanks to York Handmade, who supplied the lovely linear bricks for this project, we were invited to attend the brilliant awards evening in London.


The ceremony 13.11.19

Loxley Stables shortlisted for the Brick Awards 2019!

by Paul.

We’re chuffed that Loxley Stables has been shortlisted for the Brick Awards 2019, in the Small Housing Development category! These three timber frame houses feature York Handmade Brick Co Ltd bricks at ground floor level, with some lovely details including a climbing wall and concealed sliding door openings. Expertly built by Thompson Build and Developments, photos by Jeremy Phillips. Check out the other shortlisted entries here.

We’re recruiting!

by Paul.


Part 2 Architectural Assistant


Our design-led and environmentally driven architectural practice seeks an experienced Part 2 Architectural Assistant to work on a variety of new build projects, including residential and community based work, as well as a number of refurbishments.

We are looking for a design-focused and enthusiastic Part 2 Architectural Assistant to assist on the development of design proposals and detailed planning applications. The ideal candidate would be proficient in Revit, SketchUp, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite as well as hand-sketching. Preferably with a minimum of 2 years UK project experience. A thorough working knowledge of RIBA stages, building regulations and site experience would be advantageous.

We have created a supportive working environment that encourages personal development whilst still enjoying a good work/life balance. If you are interested in joining our team, please send us your CV and portfolio detailing your relevant experience and enclosing no more than 10 pages of examples of your work to info@thomasandspiers.com.

We are looking for the role to commence as soon as possible so please outline any working notice you may require. This is a full time role in our Borough office, with salary to be appropriate to experience.

Best of Houzz 2019

by Paul.

 

TACTILE HOUSE, LONDON

Awarded Best Of Houzz 2019

Awarded by the community of over 40 million monthly users, the annual BOH badge highlights home renovation & design professionals with top ratings and most popular home designs.

Tactile House has won “Best Of Design” on Houzz®! Our project portfolio was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community, from portfolios of more than 2.1 million active home building, renovating and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. 

Check out the other winners here or the rest of the project here.

Don’t Move Improve, 2019!

by Paul.

We’re delighted that three of our projects will feature in the Don’t Move, Improve! 2019 showcase of London’s best home improvements, in both the exhibition and magazine. Whilst it’s a shame we didn’t win, it’s an honour to be featured alongside such an impressive range of high quality projects.

Keep an eye out for the #dontmoveimprove exhibition and magazine, launching 22nd Jan 2019! We can’t wait to see them.