The December 2013 Newsletter can be read here.
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.
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
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
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
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
OPS typically design and project manage. However, occasionally Simon can not keep away from the tools. A client approached OPS to lay some decking to their rear garden in Clifton. At the time, the sun was shining, and the temptation was too great. Soon after Simon had commenced, the client also asked Simon to fit some bamboo screening they had … Read More