Monthly Archives: May 2017

Home Transformed

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Blue Hills Resi Extension May-17 PICS AFTER_001 A property in Buckinghamshire has been transformed recently by conversion from an uninspiring dormer bungalow into an impressive spacious family home.

Our clients contacted us after purchasing a house in a good village location, but in need of substantial improvement and refurbishment. The house had already been extended at the back, so instead of extending outwards we recommended raising the roof by one metre; our design allowed the awkward rooms in the roof space to be brought back into use as light and spacious bedrooms, with the added feature of an attractive landing and oak staircase.

By designing this modest upwards extension, we minimised the impact on neighbouring properties, and avoided the need to ‘nibble’ into the garden or drive.

The property has been reconfigured downstairs too; there are new bathrooms throughout, a refitted kitchen / breakfast room, separate utility room and study, and the exterior has a more modern sleek look with rendered walls and aluminium windows. Everyone is delighted with the transformation.

Blue Hills Resi Extension May-17 BEFORE image_001

Two Projects Up For LABC Building Excellence Award

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Joined 2017 Certs for Social Media_001Our team was delighted last Friday to attend the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Central Region Awards ceremony in Milton Keynes. This Black Tie awards dinner is held each year to recognise and celebrate the very best construction projects in the area in a number of different categories.

This year, PCMS Design was a finalist in two awards categories. The first was Best Public Service Building for our work on a new Community Pavilion for Chinnor Parish Council. This large mixed use building incorporates changing rooms, a social hub including function room, as well as the Parish Council office.

The second finalist nomination was Best Educational Project for our design and project management of a new three classroom block on the site of Biggleswade Academy, with some facilities specially designed for pupils with physical and sensory disabilities.

We were honoured to receive these nominations and to attend the ceremony with clients, contractors and building control representatives involved in each construction project, and would like to congratulate all of the winners from the evening.