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Celebrating 20 years at GLM : 2010 – Bughtknowe

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Architecture, We Are GLM

Celebrating 20 years at GLM : 2010 – Bughtknowe

One of the hardest and yet crucial aspects of being an Architect and possibly any designer, is getting inside the head of your customer or client. The person who is ultimately going to be using and hopefully enjoying the realised design. If you can fully understand the specific and sometimes subtle needs of the user, […]

Drying Out Wet Buildings

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Building Surveying

Drying Out Wet Buildings

The insurance industry has historically been happy to support an approach to drying out buildings that makes no sense at all.  Whenever a building gets soaked, whether by water from fire fighting or flooding from plumbing or from weather events, the priority is to get the building fabric dried out.  To do this Loss Adjusters […]

Rural Report 2017: How Knight Frank helped the Kennel Club acquire its first estate

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Building Surveying

Rural Report 2017: How Knight Frank helped the Kennel Club acquire its first estate

Buying and running a country estate for the first time can be a daunting prospect, so the Kennel Club turned to Knight Frank for help. Andrew Shirley finds out more about the organisation’s exciting acquisition.  Think of the Kennel Club and Crufts, the organisation’s world-famous showpiece of canine obedience and breeding, will immediately spring to […]

Project Update : New Build Chapel on the West Coast

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Architecture

Project Update : New Build Chapel on the West Coast

A lot has happened since the last update and we are heading rapidly towards a dedication service just a few days after the feast day of St. Comghan in mid October. All the mind twisting over the geometry of the apse vault has come to fruition and the vault is now complete and looking great […]

Listed Buildings – Caring For Your Listed Building

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Building Surveying

Listed Buildings – Caring For Your Listed Building

As discussed in my previous post, an owner of a listed building will sometimes have to deal with lots of challenges to fulfil your duty of care to a built heritage asset. The best way to achieve this is through an appropriate maintenance strategy. Your maintenance strategy should include a series of regular checks to […]

Celebrating 20 years at GLM : 2007 – Nile Grove

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Architecture

Celebrating 20 years at GLM : 2007 – Nile Grove

“I need to have moved in by this time next year.” So were the final instructions from our Client who had just bought a large Victorian Villa in Morningside that had recently closed its doors as a care home. No pressure there then! This slant on the brief really dictated how the project was set […]

Celebrating 20 years at GLM : 2006 – Garden Cottage

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Architecture, We Are GLM

Celebrating 20 years at GLM : 2006 – Garden Cottage

David Johnson first joined GLM back in 1997 and now heads up the architecture team. In the run up to the 20 year anniversary of David being at GLM he will share with us some of his favourite projects through the years and the odd photo along the way too!  As an architect, you know […]

Project Update : New Build Chapel on the West Coast

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Architecture, We Are GLM

Project Update : New Build Chapel on the West Coast

Work is continuing well on site. All the stones for the apse vault have now been cut and are ready to erect. This took a bit longer than planned with several meetings at the stone yard as we tried to twist our brains around how to cut the complex shapes. The trickiest are where an […]

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS AT GLM : 2004 – Morridgehall Cottage

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Architecture, We Are GLM

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS AT GLM : 2004 – Morridgehall Cottage

David Johnson first joined GLM back in 1997 and now heads up the architecture team. In the run up to the 20 year anniversary of David being at GLM he will share with us some of his favourite projects through the years and the odd photo along the way too!  Our project at Morridgehall for […]

Listed Buildings – Buying a Listed Building

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Building Surveying

Listed Buildings – Buying a Listed Building

Buying a property is one of the most important decisions we make during our life and it may result stressful and challenging at the best of times, even more when your dreamed property comes with the responsibility of owning a piece of history. When we are planning to acquire a house or a flat, within […]