Large single storey rear extension in Bishopston complete

Simon HeckfordMiscellaneous

Whilst the Kings Avenue, Bishopston project was largely completed prior to Christmas, the laying of the new engineered flooring, both to the extension and also the existing hallway was completed last week.  Please click here for further information.  The clients commented “a big thank you for all your efforts in helping us achieve what has turned out to be more … Read More

Planning permission granted for internal modifications to Grade II Listed flat in Bath

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OPS have secured Listed Building Consent for internal modifications to a Grade II Listed Flat in central Bath, predominantly to remove stud work that was added when the whole property was fairly unsympathetically sub-divided during the 1970s.  OPS have also provided various kitchen concepts that seek to subtly define the space whilst minimising the impact within the volume.

Feedback from client of Montpelier extension

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OPS strives to deliver projects efficiently and to the highest quality.  OPS recently designed and project managed a rear extension to a Victorian property in Montpelier.  The design was fairly simple, to provide a larger kitchen.  The client, who lived some distance away said “this was the most stress-free building work we’ve ever done – pity you don’t work in … Read More

Planning permission granted for Redland roof extensions

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OPS have recieved planning permission for the extension of a rear dormer window and also the addition of a small dormer window to a property in Redland.  The former will provide invaluable extra headroom to make the bedroom far more useable.  The smaller dormer will allow for the addition of a bedroom to the second floor.  The design is sympathetic … Read More

Permitted Development changes allow for larger single storey extensions

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The government has recently confirmed changes to permitted development to allow larger single storey extensions.  For a period of 3 years, between May 30, 2013 and May 30, 2016, householders are able to build larger single storey rear extensions under permitted development; 8m depth for detached properties and 6m for terraced/semi-detached.  Permitted development only applies if the property isn’t listed … Read More

Planning permission granted for Redland off street parking

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OPS have gained planning permission for the formation of off street parking to a property in Redland. The introduction and expansion of Residents Parking Zones in bordering areas has resulted in a significant parking problem, giving rise to the clients’ requirement for off street parking.  So as to minimise the impact on the street scene, careful consideration was given to … Read More