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Works begin to Edwardian dwelling in Lapworth

MRT Architects have obtained Planning Permission Approval for exciting extension works to an existing detached house of the Edwardian era.

The property which is located in approximately 5 Acres of grounds in Lapworth, Warwickshire has recently been given permission for a new 2 and a half storey side extension and an 8m single storey rear extension.

Works have recently commenced on site with demolition of the existing garage and rear sun room. The new extension design is both a reflection of the original detail from the retained Edwardian property with a contemporary twist to include some interesting modern features.

New dwelling approved in Broadway

MRT Architects along with Stansgate Planning have obtained planning approval for a new dwelling in the Conservation area of Broadway. The proposed site sits within the grounds of an existing dwelling with large mature gardens to the rear.

The proposal reflects the local distinctiveness of Broadway and represents sustainable development within a desirable location. The design and layout responds to the Cotswold Broadway style with a narrow front to back range. An attached garage and store which are in the location of an existing garage form the L shape of the building which is typical of the area and the roofs are of steep pitch, with the elevations featuring stone under a simulated stone slate roof. The proposed new dwelling has been designed to appear visually subservient to the surrounding buildings to enhance and preserve the setting of the Conservation area.

MRT welcomes two new Architects

We’re delighted to welcome two new senior Architects, Jonathan Hall and Harj Bhogal to the MRT Team. Jonathan brings considerable experience in large, mixed-use developments of new-build apartments and commercial units as well as high end houses.

Harj has extensive experience in school and commercial design. She has also had much exposure to volumetric construction for housing pods in Birmingham. Harj’s flair and experience in interior design adds further dimension to her extensive experience in the construction industry.

Conversion granted under Class Q – agricultural building to dwelling approved in Rowington


MRT have recently obtained permission for the conversion of a redundant agricultural building into a new, contemporary dwelling in Rowington.

Taking advantage of the Class Q Agricultural Buildings to Dwellinghouses prior approval has seen an increase in the number of redundant agricultural buildings being converted into dwellings within open countryside.

This redundant sheep / lambing shelter is to be converted into a contemporary 5 bedroom dwelling surrounded by beautiful countryside and close to local amenities. The proposal utilises the existing steel portal frame and retains the agricultural character with proposed timber boarding and a large glazed entrance hall. Offsetting the first floor creates the opportunity for balconies to each of the bedrooms, taking full advantage of the stunning countryside views.

Edwardian Extensions start on-site

Work is underway on site to extend our client’s Edwardian semi-detached property to provide additional living space and enhanced bedrooms to accommodate their expanding family.

Externally, the drive will be improved to provide a turning head to allow occupants and visitors to enter and exit the main road in a forward direction, introducing an additional degree of safety.

The proposal includes a new open-plan kitchen/dining room and utility room at ground floor with large sliding folding doors opening onto the generous garden. The enlarged bedroom benefits from a new en-suite at first floor, which was carefully arranged to avoid impeding the neighbour’s rights to light and is clad in a timber-effect rainscreen. The second floor loft will also be adapted to provide a fully finished additional bedroom with appropriate permanent access.

Construction is anticipated to be completed by February 2019.

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