Although the summer holiday period is traditionally a quieter time for us, particularly on the residential side of things, we have continued to receive a steady flow of enquiries over recent weeks. With the slow down in the housing market, and the fact that this doesn’t look as though it will change any time soon, there seems to be a real onus on home improvements, extensions and conversions, which, as I have mentioned in previous blog posts, usually mean a sound financial investment into a home.
The bulk of our new appointments to provide architectural services have been for smaller residential projects, most of them extensions, but also a number of loft conversions and small interior fit-out projects. These have mainly been located in and around Bradford, Leeds and Harrogate. We’re also about to submit a full planning application to Bradford Council for an attractive and unusual pair of semi-detached houses in Cottingley, near Bingley.
In addition to the above, we’ve also received a couple of enquiries for commercial fit-out projects in the Leeds and Harrogate areas and are hoping to be formally appointed in the not too distant future.
In terms of building works on site, we have 2 houses currently being built in Baildon, near Bradford (one of which is almost fully complete, the other having recently started) a very large and complex four storey extension under way in Oakworth, between Skipton and Bradford, and a smaller renovation project in Whitkirk, Leeds, for which we have been appointed to provide a full architectural service, including project management, which is also nearing completion. Works on the former Wheatsheaf pub in Leeds which will create a stylish physiotherapy treatment centre with office accommodation are also almost complete.
More project pages and images will no doubt be uploaded shortly……..