Planning Application submitted for a Large New Dwelling

A planning application has been submitted for a Large New Dwelling in Almondbury, Huddersfield.

France+Associates have been appointed by Roseda Properties to design a bespoke Dwelling in the sought after area of Almondbury, Huddersfield. 

 The large family home is designed to make the best of the far reaching views and prominent hill side position.

Planning Approval has now been applied for from Kirklees Council, with the supporting statement prepared by David Storrie of D5 Planning Consultants.


Greenbelt Planning Application receives Green Light

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France+Associates have successfully achieved planning consent within Greenbelt, lead by Nick Willock of Robert Halstead.  

The early 18th century property in Warrington, had an application submitted to utilise existing permitted development rights, to accommodate extension works required. 

Once complete onsite, the uncompromising design and finishes applied will incorporate the wheelchair users needs for specialist bathing and therapy areas, as well as hydrotherapy pool house within its grounds. 

The historic property is set within an area of outstanding natural beauty, having its extension and improvement works carried out sympathetically and in mind with its historical status & local importance.

The project is due to start mid 2019.


France + Associates shortlisted for further Design Awards!

France and Associates have been shortlisted for two design awards, for the second year running, on behalf of the LABC Building Excellence Awards 2019.

The LABC recently announced the shortlisted nominees, and have shortlisted one of France and Associates recent projects for the awards for “Best Individual New Home” and “Best Inclusive Building”.

The project in Eckington, Derbyshire, has already won an award for “Excellence in Architectural Technology” by the CIAT (Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology). For further information on the previous award, see earlier article, F+A wins National Design Award.


Planning Permission Received for Extension to Property in Ashton in Makerfield

Planning Consent was achieved just in time for spades and excavator buckets to be sunk into the ground, to remain on track with the tight programme onsite.

Works are now well underway on the large detached property, which in time will feature through floor lift, therapy room, specialist bathing facilities and hydrotherapy pool areas. More updates to follow.

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Completed New Dwelling in Eckington, submitted for “Best Inclusivity” award

A project which has already received national accolades for “Excellence in Architectural Technology” has been submitted for the LABC awards for the East Midlands region.

The project responds to the clients demand for a contemporary building within its setting and area, contributing to amenity. The clients requirements of the home being inclusive of her needs for a partially sighted person, and the family members she lives with, has been met with fantastic client satisfaction. As the client is likely to remain at home more than other homeowners, due to both circumstances and the running of a business from home, the building was also designed and constructed to accommodate potentially large energy consumption running costs, and is therefore highly insulated.

The dwelling incorporates a modern design within a traditional Edwardian street scene. The dwelling features contemporary use of hardwearing and low maintenance materials, yet reflects design principles of both surrounding buildings, and the original dwelling it replaces.

This was achieved using a mix of modern and traditional materials, and making use of colour changes and design details to highlight key building features.


France+Associates appointed Consultants for Next Step Trust

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Consultations have continued in to 2019 with the fast growing charity, who specialise in day care activities for young adults. The charity have expanded their property portfolio in 2018 to provide a wider variety of services to the community.

France+Associates have been appointed to assist on a number of their sites to assist redevelopment and extending their services to meet community demand. Exciting developments are on the horizon.

France + Associates arrange Emergency Repair before Christmas 

France+Associates were appointed by Irwin Mitchell LLP to arrange and manage the replacement of a conservatory as well as repairs to defective works to a property in Golcar.  

In the final week before Christmas however, the main home suffered a loss of heating. France+Associates utilised their extensive list of trades contacts to arrange a full replacement, with the commissioning successfully taken place on Christmas Eve.


Steel frame Extension erected to large Refurbishment in Dore, Sheffield

France + Associates were appointed by Switalskis Solicitors to design and manage the refurbishment and extension of a large property in Dore, Sheffield, on behalf of a wheelchair user and their family.

The property once complete will feature a curved, ramped footbridge to accommodate differences in floor level to the upper storey, knitting together the variety of extensions that have been built over the building’s lifetime with differing floor levels.

An enclosed through floor lift, hydrotherapy pool and full adaptation will also take place to meet the inclusive design specification.

This week the steel frame was successfully erected, allowing the extension building to take shape. More updates to follow.

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