Category Archives: Design
Architects can often be seen to be creatively precious. Yes – I did just write that! And in many cases this is utterly true.
But there are instances, more often than not if the truth be told, when practicality has to take over and we don’t have time to get our ducks all in a row in quite the way we would wish. And this commission was exactly that!
The most common question I am asked on the initial call from a prospective client is: “How much will it cost for a set of drawings for planning?” It is entirely understandable that they’d like a guideline cost, but as with many things in life, there is much to consider. Continue Reading
Many clients undertake an ambitious extension project or to build a new house only to find that it will cost way beyond their budget! This may be often after gaining planning consent and many months, or even years, of design and expectation! It’s often at this point that they abandon their dream, and are left… Continue Reading
Here at Stephen Waldron Architects, we don’t just design buildings, we solve design-based construction, repair and maintenance problems that face owners of every type of property. Because of our extensive experience that stretches across 40 years, we are able to put a repair into a strategic perspective. We solve the specific problem and help our… Continue Reading
Whether you are a home owner ready to re-design your property, or a small (possibly first time) property developer, one of the key challenges you face is ensuring that you have created real value at the end of this process. This is a core element in the remit of your architect. Continue Reading
Stephen Waldron Architects have been commissioned to produce a plan for a ‘retirement village’ based around an existing private nursing home in Swansea. Set on the side of a large hill, the site has extensive views; including the beautiful Swansea Bay. The idea is to develop a facility which is able to house able-bodied independent… Continue Reading
Stephen Waldron Architects have been commissioned by three separate clients for 5 schemes in Tylorstown, in the Rhondda Valley in South Wales. The first is to develop a site close to the river for 5 new houses, and on an adjacent site, a new detached house for the clients themselves. These images show the 3D… Continue Reading
A growing area of work is to develop schemes on sites and properties bought at auction by private individuals looking to invest in property to create a more reliable and substantial pension fund. A recent commission is a 1-acre site in Tylorstown adjacent to the Rhondda river. A flat site, within the settlement boundary, and… Continue Reading
Having been appointed to design and manage the project, we have just submitted a planning application to Bridgend Council to extend the production Headquarters for the company that makes puff pastry for Marks and Spencer and many others food retailers. Continue Reading
Stephen Waldron Architects has been commissioned to design an ‘executive garden shed’ in Lewisham, London. Continue Reading