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News

FEBRUARY 2019

Meetings with clients in the delightfully tranquil Cotswold  village of Naunton

                                                              

3D printer model used successfully at today's sketch design meeting

                                                               

JANUARY 2019

Happy New Year! We continue to grow and are looking forward to the new year and new opportunities ahead.  We currently have 4 projects in for planning permission (1 new build bungalow and 3 residential extensions). One project on site (Parsons Lane extension and internal alterations) and one project out to tender.....

DECEMBER 2018

Fantastic testimonial from a happy client;

Would like to say a massive thank you to a wonderful local business Stolwood Architects

We needed some help, advice and plans done at very short notice due to a planning issue. They came out the very next day, advised me accordingly and submitted the plans to the Local Authority within a very short timescale.

Thank you again.... (Lee Williams, Shipston-on-Stour)

The cattery and new residential bungalow has been put in for planning permission.... We have consulted with Badsey Parish Council who have no objections to the proposals.

We have been working on a internal alterations and extension project on a Bovis Homes estate. We are delighted that Bovis Homes have agreed to the application! We have now submitted a planning application to Cotswold DC and are now working on a similar scheme to the house next door!

Excellent news - we have been granted planning permission for a project in the idyllic village of Butlers Marston!

NOVEMBER 2018

Another busy month.....client consultations, surveys, planning applications

OCTOBER 2018

Busy, busy, busy: surveys, client consultations, planning applications. Building Regulation applications.....

SEPTEMBER 2018

Exciting times ahead..... we have begun work on a commercial project to create a cattery and new residential bungalow.....

AUGUST 2018

We enjoyed some fantastic summer days out, we visited the stunning landscape of Cornwall - hughlights being the spectacular Eden Project and St Michaels Mount.

and locally, the Rollright Stones....

JULY 2018

Check us out in the Residential 2018 RIBA Directory of Chartered Practices!

JUNE 2018

Busy times; working on 3 exciting new projects..... Our Weston-sub-Edge project has now been submitted for Building Regulations approval, its going to look great as these draft 3D images show....

MAY 2018

We have been successful in gaining planning permission for the garden cabin project at Bitham Hall, Avon Dassett!!!! The client is delighted and has given us a positive testimonial: 'After going through a very long winded process with planning for a garden cabin, in a listed building, within a conservation village, Emma was really helpful in supplying the reports and drawings that finally got us our planning permission' - Dr S Crompton.

An inspiring and inspirational day out today at The National Self Build and Renovation Show, gathering ideas and making new contacts for our upcoming exciting projects.

www.nsbrc.co.uk

We completed a survey for a new client wishing to create a new garage/occasional garden room in their garden.

We are proud to have completed the Brailes 3 Hills Walk. We enjoyed a fantastic 6 mile hike in beautiful weather through the stunning Oxfordshire scenery surrounding the picturesque village of Brailes.

APRIL 2018

Having successfully gained planning permission for our renovation project at Weston Sub-Edge, we are now busy working on the Building Regulations submission....

Construction work has begun on our garden room project in Shipston....Photos coming soon....watch this space......

Emma organised a hugely sucessful and well attended seminar by Colin Moore for the Landscape Institute Midlands Branch on 'Health and Safety in the Construction Industry'

MARCH 2018

SHIPSTON DOES IT AGAIN

We are proud to be based in one of the best places to live in the UK. Shipston-on-Stour has been voted the 'best place to live in the Midlands' by the Sunday Times for the second year in a row!

Sunday Times 18th March 2018

We have begun working with a new client at Bitham Hall in the stunning Warwickshire village of Avon Dassett. We are writing a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment to support a planning application for the siting of a garden cabin in the stunning grounds of the Grade II listed building.

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY STOLWOOD ARCHITECTS!!!!!

We are proud to be celebrating the first birthday of Stolwood Architects. We would like to say a big thank you to all our clients and associates and most importantly our family and friends who have supported us throughout the last 12 months. This year has been extremely challenging, but ultimately has proved to be the most rewarding, productive years of our careers to date, we look forward to many more.....

FEBRUARY 2018

Stolwood Architects are proud to be included in 'The List 18'. The Royal Institute of British Architects Directory of Chartered Practices. Check us out on p358!!!

JANUARY 2018

Fantastic start to the new year! We are busy meeting prospective clients and working to visualise their dream home.

We both completed a 2 day Revit course, organised by the Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme. Revit is a innovative piece of design software. We recognise the importance of keeping on the cutting edge of advancements in design software

Emma attended the first 2018 commitee meeting of the Landscape Institute Midlands Branch, and is busy organising a programme of exciting events for 2018.

Along with members of the 1st Shipston Cub group, we endured the wind, rain and MUD to plant trees this morning at the Heart of England Forest. We planted over 300 cherry, sweet chestnut trees. We are working to leave a legacy for future generations and create future homes for nature to thrive.

DECEMBER 2017

We are busy working on our exciting new residential renovation project, a beautiful, rustic cottage in the stunning Cotswolds village, Weston Sub-Edge. We have completed the survey and are working closely with the clients to design their vision.

Emma has begun work preparing a brief for Shipston Town Council to use to gain funding to make environmental improvements to the existing River Stour riverside area. She has completed a site visit, accompanied by members of Shipston Town Council to establish at the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of the site.

NOVEMBER 2017

This year's tree planting season has begun! John has been volunteering for the Heart of England Forest where a group of amazing voulunteers planted 1000 trees as part of National Tree Week.

We have been very busy delivering our shiny new flyers;

OCTOBER 2017

Emma has joined the Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG), The Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG) is a world first and TDAG brings together a pioneering group of individuals, professionals and organisations from wide ranging disciplines in both the public and private sectors to increase awareness of the role of trees in the built environment www.tdag.org.uk

What an excellent start to a Monday morning - we are delighted to have recieved planning permission for a domestic extension project!

SEPTEMBER 2017

Busy, busy, busy times ahead. Visiting new clients, sketch designs, submitting planning applications......

Emma visited her home patch of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire on behalf of SAFAG (Shipston and Area Flood Action Group) to watch the premiere of 'High Water, Common Ground'

http://www.highwaterfilm.co.uk/

AUGUST 2017

CHECK OUT OUR NEW FLYER.......

JULY 2017

Proud sponsors of Shipston Primary school football team - building valuable community links

We enjoyed a exciting, busy, sunny weekend at the Stratford Upon Avon District cub camp held in the beautiful, lush Oxfordshire countryside at Horley, Banbury. A great time was had by all

JUNE 2017

Today we visited the Shipston on Stour Scout Hut to provide them with valuable advice regarding the acoustic and long term general maintenance of the building of this essential community resource

We are excited to discover hedgehogs visiting our garden every evening, John has been busy building this luxury hedgehog house (complete with carpet!) for them to hibernate in preparation for the forthcoming winter. We also have discovered a newt living in the pond-a wildlife oasis in our garden. See the full article in the Shipston on Stour Bugle:

https://www.facebook.com/TheShipstonOnStourBugle/

MAY 2017 

Stolwood Architects hit the press!!!

Emma attended a Landscape Institute Midlands branch commitee meeting, the evening included planning exciting events for local architects and landscape architects. Watch this space.......

Emma has joined Shipston Flood Action Group (SAFAG) which is a community based organisation launched within the auspices of the National Flood Forum Pathfinder Programme, they have regular meetings with:

  • The Environment Agency
  • Stratford District Council
  • Severn Trent
  • Warwickshire County Council

They are working to identify what resilience measures householders under threat of flooding are taking and seeking to develop an action plan to reduce the risk of flooding to the approximately 100 businesses and residents affected.

Loving our new signage...

APRIL 2017

MAY DAY WEEKEND - John and Emma will be visiting the Heart of England Forest Bluebell Woodland Charity weekend, visiting usually closed area of woodland, Alne Wood, where the forest floor bursts to life with colour every spring, and bask in the sight and scent of the Heart of England Forest’s very own ‘Bluebell Wood. John has volunteered his valuable time to this worthwhile charity and has planted hundreds of trees for future generations to enjoy.

Emma attended the Landscape Institute Midlands Branch AGM held at Birmingham City University. This included a very interesting, enlightening talk from Merrick Denton-Thompson, our LI President who presented the vision and plan for the Landscape Institute in the future. Emma volunteered to become a commitee member and is looking forward to playing an integral role in the promotion and development of the profession of landscape architecture in Warwickshire.

John and Emma have begun initial talks with Shipston Town Council to make environmental improvements to the riverside spaces and open space provision to the town.

MARCH 2017

John and Emma will be attending the Leamington Business Show on 31st March 2017, to build exciting, new relationships within the business community of Warwickshire.

Emma has been out and about conducting site surveys for LVIA (Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment) reports for new care home developments in Berkshire, Essex and Hampshire.

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