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Understanding the workflow – an overview of project management

Posted by Jonathan Braddick Architect Devon on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, In : Self Build 

Any building project, however large or small, ought to have a manager. This applies whether you're constructing a new house or the Olympic stadium – hiring one person to plan and oversee the task of a residential build, from conception to completion, ensures proper organisation and a smooth workflow.

What are the responsibilities?

Make no mistake, a PM's responsibilities are great; it's no wonder they wear a hard hat. The PM is responsible for almost everything, from following blueprints ...

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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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Guide to Wood Flooring

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Monday, October 1, 2012, In : Self Build 
Wood flooring are a sought-after flooring solution in residential and commercial properties alike. When an architect approves wood flooring for your property there are often many considerations that have been taken into account prior to this approval because flooring made of wood do not fit every property or more often do not fit every single room within the property. Because of its complete natural construction, wood reacts to variations in temperature as well as disliking wet conditions. 


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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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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. 

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