Weiss Architecture Studio

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As we turn the page to a new chapter in the journey of Boast Architects, we want to take a moment to celebrate a significant transition. After 28 glorious years of leadership, innovation, and dedication, Richard Boast and Valerie Boast are passing the torch as they step into a well-deserved retirement. Under their stewardship, Boast Architects has not only flourished but also left an indelible mark on the landscape of residential planning and design consultancy. Today, we are thrilled to welcome Richard Tavener CEO and Cheten Chauhan Managing Director into their new roles as the leaders of Boast Architects. Their passion, vision, and commitment to excellence are exactly what we need as we look forward to expanding and building upon our strong foundation. We are confident that under their guidance, Boast Architects will continue to innovate, inspire, and lead in creating meaningful residential spaces for our communities. Moreover, we are also thrilled to announce that Matt Moore, Chris Mitchell, and james Gould, key members of our incredible team, will continue to be integral parts of Boast Architects. Their expertise, dedication, and vision are indispensable as we take these next steps together as a team. Their decision to stay on and contribute to our journey forward speaks volumes of the familial spirit and commitment to excellence that defines our business. To our clients, partners, and friends, we are excited to embark on this new journey with you. With a focus on growth and a commitment to our core values of excellence in residential planning and design consultancy. Here's to the future of Boast Architects - a future filled with promise, innovation, and continued success.

This question gets asked fairly often, so here are some of the benefits of working with an Architect: Manage client's expectations of what is achievable with their budget, including where cost savings are to be made. Obtain planning & building regulations approvals. Ability to interpret client requirements, provide design solutions, and are able to think ‘outside the box’ to give ideas the client hadn’t considered. Help clients to visualise their project through hand sketch’s, CGI’s and technical drawings. Work with clients from the initial design stage right through to completion.

Boast Architects recently obtained planning permission for this single storey rear extension to an existing bungalow in Stevenage.  The existing garage will be converted to open up the space for a new kitchen and utility room, and the existing bathroom will be reconfigured.  The extension will be finished in vertical timber cladding and a feature eaves window gives views through to the garden from the new entrance hall.  We were also appointed by the client to produce the building regulations drawings, which have now been completed and submitted to building control to attain approval.

We are looking for an ambitious, Senior Architectural Technologist with proven experience in the residential sector, who is capable of taking responsibility for producing working drawings independently. Ideally we are looking for applicants who can use both Revit and AutoCAD software but we will offer training in Revit to the right candidate. It is important that any applicants live within reasonable distance of our offices in Stevenage, close to Junction 7 of the A1(M)

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.