Residential

Black Box: An Extension That Will Actually Make Your Life Bigger and Better by Taylan Tahir

Black Box: An Extension That Will Actually Make Your Life Bigger and Better

We are delighted that Black Box, our residential extension in Islington, London, has been featured in a recent article in the Sunday Times Homes Section: Extensions That Will Actually Make Your Life Bigger and Better by Martina Lees.

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Redevelopment of Flats in Existing Central London Mansion Blocks - Three Key Areas to Consider by Taylan Tahir

Redevelopment of Flats in Existing Central London Mansion Blocks - Three Key Areas to Consider

This post addresses key areas for consideration when redeveloping flats in typical central London mansion blocks. By ‘mansion block’ we are referring to purpose built (often at the turn of the 20th century) blocks of flats. However, many of these considerations would also apply to conversions of period houses to flats.

The post covers the following key areas:

  1. Services (plumbing, electricals, ventilation etc)

  2. Structure

  3. Landlord’s / Freeholder’s Consent (License to alter)

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Designing Density for the Suburbs by Taylan Tahir

Suburban development should challenge the contemporary suburban vernacular

In areas characterised as suburban, there are a multitude of opportunities for land owners to bring forward sites proposing unique, contemporary and contextual residential developments. By offering a genuine alternative to the generic ‘cookie cutter’ new-build apartments that flood the property market, smaller boutique developers might set themselves apart in the marketplace.

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Do I Need Planning Permission For My Extension? The Answer Might Be Simpler Than You Think by Taylan Tahir

Do I Need Planning Permission For My Extension? The Answer Might Be Simpler Than You Think

It is important to distinguish between an extension that necessitates a detailed planning application and one that falls under Permitted Development (PD). This post examines some of the criteria for Permitted Development and, conversely, identifies where planning permission should be sought. We then explore a number of extensions that would fall under permitted development and, through diagrams, illustrates some of the constraints of permitted development.

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