Boast Architects are pleased to announce that planning approval has been obtained for converting an agricultural barn in Bovingdon into three 3 bedroom dwellings. The change from agricultural to residential use had been established by the client under Class Q of Permitted Development Rights before we were appointed. This exciting project incorporates structural insulated panel (SIP) construction with zinc wrapping around the entire structure to reflect the agricultural context of the existing farm buildings. The design uses vertical standing seam zinc cladding throughout with contrasting horizontal detailing in the same material on the gable ends. Feature strip windows and eaves windows punctuate the zinc cladding to reinforce the contemporary design theme. We are currently producing construction drawings for tender and construction is due to commence in July 2019.
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 have completed working drawings for 95 new dwellings for Martin Grant Homes. Being close to their headquarters in Surrey they considered this to be one of their flagship developments. Having used Revit software throughout the office since 2012, our 3D models were used to produce photo-realistic images of all house types for marketing purposes.
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.