Hat-trick

We are delighted for our Shinfield clients who received planning approval for their two storey extension yesterday.  This will be three houses in a row we have had the pleasure working on successfully gaining planning permissions.

This project will provide a 4th bedroom, utility, additional shower room plus an open plan kitchen / family room opening up to the garden.

 

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Planning Approval rates

We’re delighted for our Addlestone clients to have planning approval awarded to extend their family home.  This nearly doubles the size of their home and gives the externals make over.

This news gives us a 100% planning pass rate again this year!

Looking forward to seeing the finished article now!!

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How to decorate your new space

So you have your new space and now need to think about decoration, whether it be tying it into your current scheme or starting a whole new look for your home.  Where do you start?

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Farrow and Ball offer some good pointers on different styles of decorating, but most importantly in my view, how light affects colour.  Natural light from North and South facing rooms affects the feel of a room very differently and so need different approaches.

Their website also offers inspiration and some good advice on how to use colour and different styles of decorating.

If you are still not 100% sure, Farrow and Ball also offer an in home colour consultancy which can be booked through your nearest branch.

Planning applications on the up

Latest quarterly data on planning applications made in England between April and June 2016 show that between April and June 2016, district level planning authorities in England received 132,000 applications, up seven per cent on the corresponding quarter of 2015.

During the second quarter of 2016 authorities granted 100,900 decisions, up six per cent from the same quarter in 2015; this is equivalent to 88 per cent of decisions and decided 83 per cent of major applications within 13 weeks or the agreed time, up from 79 per cent a year earlier.

These figures also showed that there were 11,900 applications for prior approval for permitted development rights during April to June 2016, up seven per cent from the same quarter of 2015.

Around 9,700 of those applications were approved without having to go through the full planning process, up eight per cent on a year earlier.

Crazy, but for a wonderful cause

A 4,000km non-stop, unsupported bike race from Belgium to Turkey!

My good friend Darren is going the extra mile to raise money for Cancer Research UK.  Well, 2,500 miles to be precise.

He set off on an unsupported bike ride from Belgium to Turkey, on Friday 29th July Updates will be available via social media, but you can follow his progress through his GPS tracker. 

How to follow the race

Cancer affects 1 person in every 2!  That number is HUGE!  Think about it, it’s you or your partner, half of your friends. Half of your kids!

I can’t imagine sitting on a bike saddle for that distance or time, so please make his pain worthwhile and support his cause by donating generously.  You can read his blogs and donate to his Just Giving page by visiting The Adventure Capitalist on WordPress.

Together, we will beat Cancer!