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Agricultural Permitted Development Rights Allowing Farm Buildings to be Converted Into Homes Without Needing Planning Permission - Update

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Monday, July 13, 2015, In : Architects Devon 
Rules allowing farm buildings to be converted into homes without needing planning permission were introduced last spring. These new rules are among a range of ‘Change of Use’ permitted development (PD) rights brought in by the government with the intention to increase housing supply. This represents an exciting opportunity for many agricultural land owners looking to diversify.

Under the new rules, applicants must notify councils to decide whether prior approval is needed for proposed barn...

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Planning Permission for New House in the Country Granted ...

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Friday, June 6, 2014, In : Architects Devon 
I am delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted for  a new family house in the country that I was commissioned to design for a private client.

The application was for the replacement of a mobile home and outbuildings with a dwelling and garage on a very rural agricultural site. 

The approved scheme will result in a bespoke family home, garage and domestic curtilage.

The proposals relocate the proposed dwelling away from the existing mobile home to a suitable  location. The ...
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Proposed Change to Agricultural Buildings Permitted Development Rights

Posted by Jonathan Braddick Architects Devon on Monday, February 10, 2014, In : Architects Devon 

Information has recently been issued in regard to proposals to significantly alter the ‘permitted development rights’ for agricultural buildings & rural communities. It is proposed that the alterations are to be implemented from April 2014. Jonathan Braddick Chartered Architects practice across Devon and Somerset and as such have been investigating the likely effect that the proposed changes will have on our clients, many of whom are agricultural land owners and or developers of agricultu...


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Why Use an Architect?

Posted by Jonathan Braddick Architects Devon on Sunday, February 2, 2014, In : Architects Devon 

I am often asked why it is important to use an Architect, when sometimes it can be cheaper to use an un-registered plan drawer or architectural designer, what’s the difference?

To call oneself an ‘architectural designer’ you don’t necessarily need any formal qualifications or experience, whereas the title ‘Architect’ is protected by law and can only be used by people registered with the Architects Registration board (ARB), having gone through the relevant training and demonstrated ...


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Convert Your Loft Into an Extra Bedroom

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Friday, June 21, 2013, In : Architects Devon 

Space is always at a premium in a house, especially as the children grow up or a new one arrives. Living space, playing space, sleeping space, it’s always an interesting juggling problem to fit everyone and everything in. When moving house is impractical, that empty loft area at the top of the property is the ideal space to convert into an extra bedroom. Not only can it be somewhere to sleep - with the right planning it can also become a useful play and storage space.
Lofty ideals
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Self Building Your Own Home - Getting the Design Right

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Thursday, June 13, 2013, In : Architects Devon 

Perfecting the design of your new home is one of the hardest parts of carrying out your own self build project. Your project is going to require a massive investment, both emotionally & financially, so it is important to take your time at this stage & get it right! 


Taking your time & being certain you are happy with the design at this stage will save you time & money in the long term, as changes made later in the process will be more costly. Changes made on site during construction have the p...


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Jonathan Braddick - RIBA Chartered Architects Devon


Jonathan Braddick A RIBA Chartered Architects practice based in Exmouth near Exeter in Devon, Jonathan offers comprehensive Architects services: from conceptual design through to completion on site, and beyond. Jonathan practices throughout the South West and South East of England. Jonathan is the Chairman of the Plymouth Branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He provides full Architect services across all project sectors and types, but his particular passion is for bespoke, ecologically sustainable, residential developments including: housing developments, individual house builds, conversions and high-end extensions for both developer and private clients. Jonathan Braddick is not just a designer, but has a strong focus on carrying projects through from inception to completion on site. Jonathan provides a high level of legislative and technical knowledge as well as specialist expertise in construction procurement and on site contract administration. Jonathan ensures that his designs respond to all relevant planning legislation, will comply with the building regulations, are constructionally cost effective and buildable on site. As well as being a RIBA Chartered Architect, Jonathan is also a NHER licensed 'On Construction Domestic Energy Assessor' (OCDEA), providing in house sustainability/energy efficient design as a matter of course. Jonathan is able to provide this service in-house without the added delay, complication and expense of having to outsource and coordinate with another consultant. Pre-application and full Code for Sustainable Homes Assessments and advice can be provided and Jonathan is also a licensed SAP and 'On Construction EPC Assessor'.
 

For examples of completed projects, both in Devon and the south-east, please visit the Projects page of this website. For a summary of the Architects services that Jonathan provides and how he can help you with your project please visit the Services page of the website. 

Contact Jonathan on: 01395 265768 or email: jb@riba.co

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