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Building work through the ages – specialist health buildings

Once thought to represent the biblical ‘Tower of Babel’, this 1594 painting by the Flemish master Lucas van Valckenborch – recently the subject of scholarly analysis – is now confirmed as an early draft of a design for a medical … Continue reading

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Very appealing

Successful planning appeal. The successful outcome has saved the restaurant many thousands of pounds. The successsful appeal has avoided many days of interrupted trading & lost turnover. The case for retaining the non-conforming work was successfully argued. Continue reading

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Developer, new houses, village, retained value, barn conversion, recycled Continue reading

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Replacement farmhouse – planning success

Heritage Asset Statement
Planning success
Planning permission
PPS5
Planning Policy Statement Five
Listed Buildings
Hisorical analysis Continue reading

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This article from the local newspaper explains Bernard’s involvement with a community project.

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Building work through the ages – northern renaissance

DÜRER, Albrecht   Paumgartner Altarc. 1503   Oil on lime panel, 155 x 126 cm (central), 151 x 61 cm (each wing)    Alte Pinakothek, Munich The purpose of this fine piece was to publish a timely warning to those planning to carry … Continue reading

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Building work through the ages – the Italian renaissance

Long thought to represent a well-known biblical scene, this work is now confirmed to be part of a fifteenth century chronicle illustrating the moment of ‘Practical Completion’ of a significant public work. The contractors’ representatives on the left are handing … Continue reading

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