It's been a tedious game of cat and mouse on this application...

We were contacted back in August of 2019, by a private client, with views to extend their modest residential property. The aim was to add a simple two storey extension, which followed the design precedent of their existing house... nothing too fancy!

However, after careful consideration, and 4 months of design development, we submitted planning for this extension in January 2020. Fast forward 9 months... and here we are. After undergoing the most stressful planning consultation, and the poor service given by the LPA we have finally reached a decision.

It was a joyous day when we were able to approach our client and inform them on their success. Unfortunately due to timelines and issues relating to Covid, work on site has had to be postponed until the new year, but we hope to update you as work progresses. Stay tuned.

An exciting start of the week for the team at Goss & Partners. After months of technical appraisal and design development, work has now begun on site at The Old Schoolhouse.

This project has been 2 years in the making, after a rigorous planning procedure saw the client testing the limits to reach their required brief. Once planning was achieved, we then worked closely with the main contractor, Horton Barns Limited, to get the build ready for commencement.

Groundworks have since begun on site, on schedule, and the frame will look to be erected in roughly 3 weeks - and will drastically transform the site. Unfortunately, due to the recent weather, lots of buckets were needed on site this morning... however positive attitudes are still being had by the contractors.

The design saw the collaboration of our design team, with the manufacturing team at Horton Barns, who worked closely with Newbury based Engineers Archibald Shaw. This 2 storey Oak frame structure is supported by a steel PFC inside, which will support the frame in strong winds.

Stay posted for more information as work develops.

After a tough planning procedure, Goss & Partners have obtained planning consent for one of our latest projects.

Foyle Park is a private residence in the suburbs of Basingstoke. We were first contacted in August of 2019 to provide a design and planning scheme for the property. Over a year down the line - the build can now commence.

The idea behind the scheme was to add a large single storey rear and side extension as well as a two storey side extension to double the footprint of the property. The proposal would add a generous master bedroom with ensuite as well as a bespoke new kitchen and dining facility.

Once the design process was complete in January 2020, we pitched our scheme to Basingstoke Council, and could never have guessed the unfavourable process, which was due to hit us. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions the planning process was extended from an estimated timeframe of 8 weeks to a staggering 32 weeks, when we finally were granted consent in September 2020.

Thank fully there were no problems with the design, and once operations were running smoothly again, it sailed through with green lights, giving the client exactly what they had asked for. The project will now be passed onto the clients own building company, JB Carpentry Ltd, who aim to commence construction on the project very shortly.

We wish them all the success in their future endeavours.

For more information or to enquire about our services, please contact us.


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