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All change for conservation area consents and immunity orders in heritage legislation

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Thursday, June 7, 2012, In : Planning 

Changes to the heritage protection regime are on the way following publication of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill sponsored by the Department of Business. Many of the proposed changes have been in discussion for some years and English Heritage has welcomed the arrival of legislation to deliver improvements to the system.

The bill seeks to fundamentally change the Heritage List for England so that the extent of a building's special interest would be legally defined in its list entry â...


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Self Build Portal Opens

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Thursday, April 26, 2012, In : Self Build 

Grant Shapps, housing minister and self-proclaimed self-build enthusiast, hosted a celebrity 'workshop' at 10 Downing Street last week to highlight new support measures for self-builders and to make a pledge to double the size of the bespoke homes sector.

The event saw the launch of a new one-stop Self Build Portal that brings together sources of advice and a progress report from the National Self Build Association (NaSBA), which drew up an action plan last year at the request of the housing...


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Warmer Homes

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Friday, April 6, 2012, In : Green Rennovation 

The Green Building Store has just launched some extremely useful new resources on low energy retrofits, which aim to help householders make well-informed decisions for improving the energy efficiency of their homes.

The resources include case studies of typical hard-to-treat homes in West Yorkshire and also offer guidance on developing 'whole house plans' and ventilation strategies. 

Click here to download

Click on the You Tube link below to watch computer animations showing examples of best pra...


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Neighbourhood Planning and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, In : Planning 

The Government’s new planning reforms (NPPF) will result in a presumption in favour of ‘Sustainable Development’ and present a huge opportunity for commercial developers and house builders, as long as they are able to demonstrate the sustainable credentials of a scheme and a willingness to engage with local neighbourhoods at the planning stage.

Projects that have been previously refused and even dismissed at appeal also promise to be reincarnated, again, as long as the schemes sustainabl...

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The Code for Sustainable Homes (C4SH) for Beginners

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Thursday, January 12, 2012, In : Code for Sustainable Homes 

There is a growing population of architects, builders and planners who are familiar with CSH, and know what needs to be done in order to meet what can be a strict and rigorous planning condition.

One thing is definitely for certain: C4SH (The Code) requirements can be a postcode lottery; you are far more likely to be asked for the Code if you are building in the South East of England or around the Midlands. Although more and more planners are starting to ask for CSH compliance, especially on...


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10 reasons why you should choose LEDs when changing to or specifying low-energy lighting

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Thursday, January 12, 2012, In : Low Energy Lighting 

I am a great fan of LED lighting as the preferred method of low energy lighting and have successfully incorporated replacement LED lighting in several residential projects over the last couple of years. I am pleased to say to the total satisfaction of the owners. Therefore, inspired by the clarity of an article I recently read, I wanted to share these reasons. This blog might look counterintuitive at first glance, but having read it I may have convinced you that compact fluorescent light bulb...


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Top tips for PV

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Thursday, January 12, 2012, In : Photovoltaics 

1. The optimum orientation is ‘due south' (not ‘magnetic south') as this will maximise the sunshine and/or daylight.2. The optimum pitch of the PV Module is 30 degrees. At this angle, the PV Module will 'self clean' as much as possible.

3. A PV Module fitted at less than 10 degrees pitch will need regular manual cleaning.

4. An array of PV Modules can be a very effective source of electricity production, depending on the size and number in the array. This could provide a consistent sour...


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BRE Proposals on SAP Methodology

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Thursday, January 12, 2012, In : SAP 

BRE has just released its proposals on how the SAP methodology should be changed in line with the planned revision of Building Regulations in 2013; the next step towards proposed Zero Carbon houses by 2016.

It should be noted that this is consultation stage only.

There are eight key changes which may be relevant on upcoming housing developments.

This consultation only applies to the calculations used for producing SAP assessments and EPC's. It does not cover Target Emission Rates, limiting U...


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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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