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Browsing Archive: June, 2013

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
The first t...

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Extending a Bedroom to Include an En Suite Bathroom

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Monday, June 17, 2013, In : Self Build 

It’s a classic family dilemma; everyone wants to use the bathroom at the same time in the morning. Tempers fray, cries of: “What are you doing in there?” and much stomping around, exasperated sighs and slamming of doors are frequent accompaniments to the leaving for work/school cacophony.

Instead of letting the situation continue, it’s time to consider installing an en suite bathroom to ease the pressure on the morning ablutions.

Space considerations

It is wise to carefully consider ...

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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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RIBA Plymouth / Exeter Branch & Love Architecture Events June 2013

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Monday, June 10, 2013, In : RIBA Architects Love Architecture 2013 

There are lots of great events fro Architects in Devon,  and those interested in Architecture, taking place in Exeter, Plymouth and the rest of the South West, including Exmouth, Cornwall, Bath and Bristol over the course of the next month as part of the Love Architecture Festival. Getting involved with these events is a  fantastic opportunity to promote the Architectural profession and the important role that architecture plays in our everyday lives to the wider world. The are also great fun...

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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:

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