New Farm House Approval in Open Countryside

New Farm House Approval in Open Countryside

bi Design are pleased to report the successful approval of a large new farm house in open countryside on land off Scotch Hills, Newchurch within East Staffordshire Borough Council.

The application looked to gain approval for a large Georgian style farm house. Details of the application can be found at P/2019/00552

The ebrand new farm had no previous residential accommodation and was approved as the main living accommodation for the farm.

The approved house has a gross internal floor area over two floors of 325m2 which includes the farms welfare facilities and site office.

An additional 44m2 detached garage was also approved.

bi Design worked alongside planning consultant JMI Planning to ensure the successful outcome.

If you would like to discuss a similar project please contact us.

Front Elevation
Side Elevation
New Farm Buildings

 

Site Plan

Large Replacement Dwelling Approval

Approval for large replacement dwelling

bi Design are pleased to report the successful approval of a large bespoke property at Tower Farm, Swarkestone within South Derbsyhire District Council.

The application looked to gain approval for a large contemporary property to replace an existing bungalow. Details of the application can be found at 9/2019/0358

The existing site had an existing small bungalow with a footprint of 41m2 along with various outbuildings. The site is located outside of a development boundary and was therefore under much stricter policy. The approved new dwelling footprint represents a 500% increase on the existing plus the new garage.

If you would like to discuss a similar project please contact us.

 

Perspective View

 

Perspective View

bi Design now providing VR Walk Throughs

VR Walk Throughs

Over the years we have been developing our 3d modelling skills and have always been able to show our clients 3d models of their projects. We have also been able to create cgi images to show what the project will look like when it is completed, all of which have been great tools to help our clients visualise their plans.
However, we always felt that our clients still needed some imagination to visualise what their building would be like if you were actually in it, and what it would be like to walk around, and see where the all-important sunlight would be at certain times of the day.

We are very pleased to announce that we now have the in-house capability, to show our clients via a web link to their own computers, what it will be like to see their project from inside and out. When you consider the value of the project large or small it is a really powerful tool to remove any unknowns and uncertainties in your investment.
At bi Design we are always looking at ways we can add value to both the project and the service we provide and this is another great reason to work with us on your project. We are constantly learning about the latest and best software packages, and keeping up to date with current best practice, all with the intention of providing our clients with the best service.
This is an example of our work for a one off bespoke new house, our client loved being able to see what both the inside and outside spaces would be like, and how the furniture could be integrated.

For the best VR Walk Through experience please view in Google Chrome which can be download here

Junior Architectural Technician Vacancy

Junior Architectural Technician Vacancy

bi Design are pleased to annouce there is an opportunity to join the team as a Junior Architectural Technician.

The applicant will work alongside team members to deliver projects from existing surveys to starting on site. This will include surveying, existing drawings, design work, planning drawings and building control drawings.

Qualifications –
Graduate – Degree level / Expectant degree in relevant subject.
School Leaver – High grades and interest in Design based subjects.

It is desirable but not essential that the applicant has experience in using some or all of the following software:

autocad
sketchup
revit
photoshop
word
excel

Training is provided on the job with opportunities for further learning and professional career progression.

Contract Type – Permanant
Start date – Immediate
Contract hours – Full time – 37.5 / week
Salary – Negotiable
Job Location – Repton, Derbyshire

Please return a cover letter and CV by email to Jayne Faulkner by 03/06/2019
jayne@bidesign-architecture.co.uk

If you have an questions regarding the position please contact the office on 01283 704 082

East Midlands Building Excellence Awards 2019

East Midlands Building Excellence Awards 2019

bi Design are pleased to announce our shortlisting as a finalist for the East Midlands LABC Building Excellence Awards 2019.
The Piazza development at Mercia Marina will be judged in the Best Large Commercial project category.
The shortlisting comes on the back of The Boardwalk development at Mercia Marina which was the East Midlands and National winner for Best Small Commercial project in 2015.
Further details of both projects can be found here – Piazza developmentBoardwalk Development.
The awards take place on Friday 17th May.

New Farm House Approval in Open Countryside

New Farm House Approval in Open Countryside

bi Design are pleased to report the successful approval of a large new farm house in open countryside on Maker Lane, Hoar Cross within East Staffordshire Borough Council.

The application looked to gain approval for a large Georgian style farm house. Details of the application can be found at P/2018/01540

The existing farm had no previous residential accommodation and was approved as the main living accommodation for the farm.

The approved house has a gross internal floor area of 360m2 and includes the farms welfare facilities and site office.

bi Design worked alongside planning consultant AM Planning Consultants Limited to ensure the successful outcome.

If you would like to discuss a similar project please contact us.

Open Countryside Plot
Front Elevation

Large House Extension Approval

Large House Extension Approval

bi Design are please to report the successful approval of a large house remodelling scheme on Barr Lane, Barton Under Needwood within East Staffordshire Borough Council.

The application looked to take a modest bungalow and detached garage in the open countryside and transform it into a large two storey house with triple garage. Details of the application can be found at P/2018/01609

The existing bungalow and garage had a gross internal area of 115m2. The approved design has increased the overall gross internal area to 323.5m2 a percentage increase of 181%.

A key aspect of the approval was raising the roof on the bungalow to achieve full first floor accommodation. The eaves and ridge heights were both raised by 2.2m.

The outcome has dramatically altered the appeal, value and development potential of the site.
If you would like to discuss a similar project please contact us.

Existing Bungalow
Proposed Entrance Elevation

Peak District Challenge 2019

bi Design associate director Luke is taking on a new challenge for 2019. After completing his first marathon in November 2018 Luke said it would be his first and last. True to his word Luke is now taking on a continuous 100km / 62 mile Ultra Marathon to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK in memory of his mum. The Peak District Challenge is on 13th July 2019 details of the event can be found here. If you would like to support Luke you can go to his fund raising page here. Luke would like to thank everyone for their amazing support to date breaking the initial funding target within 7 days.

bi Design launch new website

bi Design is pleased to announce the launch of their new website showcasing the wide range of architectural services they provide and a host of case studies and images from a selection of the 1,300 projects they have been involved in.

The website has been developed by Inlife

The website has been designed to be easy to use and has a friendly style, reflecting the way that bi Design operates.