News

‘Paragraph 55’ project in Build It magazine

4/9/18

Gaining planning permission to build a new home in the countryside can be a challenge so we're delighted that the story of our client's successful Paragraph 55 project (now known as Paragraph 79) features in the latest edition of Build It magazine.

The six-page feature tells the story of the Jones' journey from planning to completion and useful hints on how to manage your own Paragraph 55 build.

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Fully disabled access homes get the green light

2/8/18

A scheme we have been working on to deliver a number of new homes specifically designed and constructed for disabled people has been given planning consent.


The three two-bed dormer bungalows in Waters Upton near Telford will offer fully disabled access and meet the Government criteria for accessible and adaptable homes. There are only a very small number of these properties in existence in the borough.

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Luxury homes in Curzon Park, Chester, get the go ahead

5/7/18

Base is delighted to have secured planning permission for our client, William Fishwick & Son Ltd, to develop two high-end four bedroom family homes in one of Chester's prime residential areas.


The scheme at Curzon Park will include the demolition of an existing house and the build of a pair of new properties designed to capitalise on the stunning location and its sweeping river views.

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The Base Ball

3/7/18
Help us celebrate our 15th anniversary this September and join us for the Base Ball - an evening of fabulous food, music and entertainment!

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Want to join the award winning Base team?

25/6/18
We're looking for the best and brightest architects to join our teams in Shrewsbury and Chester with immediate effect following sustained and organic growth in new commissions.

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River House floats to victory in LABC awards

14/6/18
One of our projects - The River House in Shrewsbury - has beaten off tough competition to win the Best Extension or Alteration to an Existing Home category at the regional LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Building Excellence...

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Grand Designs – June edition

8/5/18
It's great to see our Director Carl Huntley leading one of the cover stories in the June edition of Grand Designs magazine.

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Base Dream Transformation in Real Homes

10/4/18

Our radical renovation of The Old Shop in Vennington is featured in the May 2018 edition of Real Homes that is out  now.


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Award nod for River House

5/4/18
One of our recent projects - the stunning River House in Shrewsbury- has been shortlisted for the regional finals of the prestigious LABC(Local Authority Building Control) Building Excellence Awards!

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New appointments support our plan for growth

29/3/18

We have made several new appointments to support our long-term strategy for growth.


Jack Harris and James Smith have taken up roles as Part 2 Architectural Assistants. They will work across our range of public and private sector projects with Jack based in Shrewsbury and James in Chester with architect Abigail Owen.

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Ground breaks on new home development in Shropshire

20/3/18

A breaking ground ceremony has marked the start of work on a development of new homes in a village near Shrewsbury.


Cruckmeole Meadows, on land next to St Thomas and St Ann's School in Hanwood, will see 25 three, four and five bed semi detached and detached homes constructed in a new scheme that has been designed by us and is being built by Myddle based Shingler Homes.


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Converting rural buildings to homes

15/3/18

Changes to permitted development recently announced by the Housing Minister are very good news for anyone who wants to convert agricultural and industrial buildings into residential property.


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To clad or not to clad?

8/3/18
To clad or not to clad - that is the question! Base Director Harry Reece features in the April edition of Build It magazine talking about the merits of cladding and the difference it can make to a home.

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Self Build & Design magazine

6/3/18

One of our recent projects, Penley Green, is the star of the latest edition of Self Build & Design magazine.


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The rise and rise of the ‘granny’ annex

22/2/18

They were once the preserve of the older generation, dubbed the granny flat, to provide much needed accommodation for a dependent relative.

But the annex is making a welcome return to the home landscape as people look for new ways to adapt their properties to meet ever-changing needs.


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