remodelling

Regency Villa

In the heart of Cheltenham, what was once a beautiful Regency Villa, had been unsympathetically altered for use as a care home over many decades. The unloved property was purchased by our client last year and RRA was given the brief to restore the building to its former glory whilst also bringing it into the 21st century with a contemporary two storey extension. The scheme will provide a stunning entertainment space on the ground floor which connects to the formally

Contemporary Cotswolds

Last month saw work begin on remodelling this large detached home in Gloucestershire with contractors am/pm247. Whilst already a lovely family home, RRA was appointed to reconfigure the layout for better circulation through the house, increase the energy efficiency and improve the aesthetics of the elevations. A feature staircase of steel, timber and glass will add wow factor to the interior. The progress has not been unduly affected by Covid-19 but the pandemic has altered the brief with

Up To Par

One of Herefordshire’s best known and oldest golf clubs, established in 1896, was recently sold to new owners. RRA architects was appointed to carry out a feasibility study of how the tired club house could be remodelled and refurbished to provide up to date facilities, improve the flow of the building and maximise the commercial viability of the venture. We hope some of our ideas will assist the new owners in realising their ambitions for all the future patrons to

Contemporary Cotswolds Charm

RRA was delighted to recently receive planning approval from Cotswold District Council for a two storey front and side extension to a contemporary, country residence. We were appointed by our client to improve the circulation of the existing property and enhance the external appearance.  RRA took great time and care to explore many options changing floor plans, considering the relocation of the staircase and reconfiguring rooms to reach a solution that met all requirements and which the clients were very

Old Meets New

Another of our projects recently finished in Gloucestershire is looking fabulous in the Autumn sunshine. Our client wanted to leave the original building relatively unchanged and remove an assortment of buildings previously extended to the rear to be replaced with a new structure.
The glazed link provides a new entrance whilst also allowing the original built form to be clearly visible. This leads into a spacious, open plan living area. 
The addition of the roof terrace allows our client to take full advantage

Permitted development rights illustrated

Permitted Development Goes Permanent

Permitted Development Goes Permanent Originally destined to be withdrawn on 30th May 2019 the Permitted Development legislation has, instead, been made permanent. What does this mean for homeowners? In brief the rules are designed to allow greater flexibilty for homeowners wishing to extend their home. So can I build whatever I like? No Whilst more relaxed than the original route of gaining planning permission, Permitted Development is not a free-for-all. Plans should still be submitted to the Local Authority to obtain a Lawful Development Certificate, but

Contemporary kitchen extension with curved walls to link to the rest of the house.

Heart of the Home

  Having been recommended to use RRA by friends of theirs, our clients approached us last year to work with their Victorian semi-detached property in Leckhampton, Cheltenham. As with many of these Victorian properties the kitchen was a narrow, dark room with limited space, which, when the properties were built was solely used for kitchen purposes, bathing in front of the range every Sunday and never, ever, for entertaining guests. These days, however, the kitchen is the beating heart of the home

RRA scores a try with Twickenham house extension

Demolition work has commenced on RRA’s house refurbishment and extension project in Twickenham. The house is a Building of Townscape Merit in a Conservation Area and Richmond Council passed plans without any problems. The scheme includes extensive internal remodeling with two new en-suite bathrooms being added and a newly designed main staircase. A glass infill extension (to the left of the photograph) will create a new

RRA digging deep near the London Wetland Centre

Excavation and demolition is moving on apace at RRA’s extensive basement extension and house refurbishment project in Barnes, southwest London. The programme for the first phase of the works is six months and will be followed by the above-ground works and the house refurbishment and decoration. Detailed discussions have been had with the neighbours who are also excavating at the same time with no abatement in our progress. The project’s basement phase is being