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As a small project architect I often get to tender with contractors who have never used an architect led contract before. This doesn’t mean that they are bad people, they just work on direct to client agreements using their own payment and quality terms. If you come from big practice you might be surprised, but […]

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As a Victorian architect I like to use vintage equipment. Like pens. Drawing by hand clears the mind and details often just resolve themselves with a series of quick sketches. They don’t have to be beautiful, but they often end up that way just by focusing on what joins to what, where and how. Thus […]

My local architectural reclamation corner shop are moving the workshop back into the front room. So all the old stock is coming outside for a bit of fresh air. If you need a restored or reproduction door you can find them at the corner of South road and Grange Road Kings Heath. Ask for Gary.

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Hello everybody! Things have been pretty crazy here at Kings Heath Towers over the summer with lots of great projects on site and on paper. As a result the blog has been a little bit lonely, so I wanted to pop in and say hi. I am out enjoying the fresh air at the moment […]

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My second project on Grange road is nearing completion. What was once a freezing tiny kitchen is now (nearly) ready for a new life as a family kitchen with a little dining area and really lovely relationship to the garden. The last run of oak work top should be in by now but the floor […]

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Since 2013 the council have decided not to retain this and other pools in the city. Already neglected the building suffers from a lack of maintenance and the structure is past due for repair. A local group campaigns for it’s preservation and active use. Personally I would like to see proposals that avoid adaption to […]

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This set of prints will be sorted into packs and sent out today for a project in Solihull. Plans, elevations, sections and a specification showing all the work to be priced. When the prices come back I will set up an interview with the client’s preferred contractor and if we have a match, we sign […]

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