We are pleased to announce that Boast Architects has moved to new offices. From 1 April our new address is: 8 Gateway 1000, Whittle Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2FP We have not moved far and are on the same business park but in a different building. Our phone number and email address remain the same.
We are pleased to welcome Adam Parsons who recently joined Boast Architects as a Senior Architectural Technologist. Adam brings considerable experience in producing construction information for large residential developments by national house builders. We hope he enjoys his new role at Boast Architects.
Boast Architects have obtained planning permission from Welwyn Hatfield Council for a contemporary extension a private house in Essendon. This comes after seeking Pre-application advice about the proposal from the planning authority because of the sensitive location in the Metropolitan Green Belt. The close proximity of a significant Cedar of Lebanon in the grounds of the original house was a concern but an arboriculturalist proved that the new building would not adversely affect its long term future, to the satisfaction of the local authority. The largely glazed new structure is simple and minimalist in appearance to ensure that the architectural integrity of the original house will continue to prevail whilst taking full advantage of magnificent views over rolling Hertfordshire countryside. It will provide additional living space for hospitality and a sunken Swim Spa for the clients who are both very keen on water sports. We are currently coordinating the design team to produce working drawings and construction information for tender. Completion is expected this Summer.
Following the completion of the working drawing programme for 188 units at Buckton Fields East for a large housing developer client, Boast Architects have now been commissioned to produce the working drawings on the next phase of the development called Buckton Fields West consisting of 190 units. Our technical team are delighted to continue working with this valued client on a large development such as this.
We are very pleased to welcome a new member to our technical team this week – Darren Lansdall. Darren studied at the University of Northampton where he qualified with a First Class (Hons) Degree in Architectural Technology. We hope he enjoys his new home at Boast Architects as we work together to develop his career.
Boast associates is now trading as Boast architects with re-branding and a new website. Since establishing in 1996 we have always strived to produce high standards of architectural work in all our projects. As a result, we have worked with a number of loyal clients for many years. The practice is progressive and continues to evolve through investment in people and the latest CAD technology.
Boast Architects were appointed to obtain planning approval for a new chalet bungalow on land acquired by the client from a neighbour. Pre-application advice was obtained from Stevenage Borough Council and, following close consultation with planning officers, a detailed planning application was submitted for a design which reflected the architectural character of the Old Town and avoided overlooking issues to nearby properties. We have completed working drawings and tenders for construction have been received for an imminent start on site.
Boast Architects have produced working drawings for 40 bespoke dwellings in East Hanney for Martin Grant Homes. Revit software was used to model the house types in 3D and produce technical drawings for Building Regulations approval and construction.
Following our work on developments at Berryfields for Martin Grant Homes over some years, Boast Architects were appointed to produce working drawings for 19 apartments in two blocks either side of a central courtyard. Owing to restricted access at the entrance to the courtyard we produced a Fire Management Strategy Report which showed that the Fire Brigade’s access requirements were satisfied and that all rooms were located within 45 metres of the closest fire appliance. This avoided the need for fire sprinklers in all of the apartments and achieved a significant saving in construction cost.