Rothley Parish Council

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Kevin Walters of Walters Architects has been asked to join Rothley Parish Council by the members of his local community.

It is still unclear exactly what his role in the council will include but after attending his first meeting last night, 20th June 2011, he is waiting for the council’s response to him expressing a formal interest.

Kevin hopes his involvement in Rothley Parish Council will help keep the practice informed of local planning and building activity and help him understand some of the finer points of local politics.

First Timber Frame Building

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Walters Architects are pleased to announce the completion of their first timber framed building.

The single storey domestic kitchen extension incorporates a pre-treated double skin timber frame and vertically hung cedar cladding with a bespoke feature corner door.

Responsible sourced frame, cladding and insulation (which exceed current building requirements) create a truly sustainable addition to a traditional Victorian house which is both functional and attractive.

For more details about this scheme please call 01509 416792 for further information.

Walters Architects – New Conservation Register

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The RIBA are compiling a register to promote the services of architects working on listed buildings and buildings within conservation areas.
The register will be divided into three parts and consist of:

  • Specialist Conservation Architects (SCA) suitable for those working on historical buildings of national importance
  • Conservation Architects (CA) suitable for architects working on regionally important historical buildings such as grade II listed buildings and buildings set in a historical context
  • Conservation Register (CR) suitable for those working on repairs, alterations and extensions to buildings with conservation areas.

Walters Architects have experience with both listed buildings and works within conservation areas and have applied to be placed on the forthcoming register which is due to come into effect in the autumn of 2010.

Phase 1 of New Research Facility

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Walters Architects are pleased to announce the completion of the first phase of an interior refurbishment scheme for a research and development facility at a well respected local university.

The project involved the installation of new offices, conference facilities and research laboratories.

The project was delivered on time and is now fully operational much to the delight of our client. Phase 2 of the project is currently underway and we are looking forward to the next stage in the scheme.

For more details about the scheme please visit the projects section of our website or call 01509 416792 for further information.

Walters Architects – Code for Sustainable Homes Assessors

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Walters Architects are please to announce that we have recently become accredited BRE (Building Research Establishment) ‘Code for Sustainable Homes’ assessors.

The Code is an environmental assessment method for new build homes based upon BRE Global’s Ecohomes and considers 9 key categories in sustainable house design.

The Code became a mandatory requirement on 1st May 2007 for new homes and aims to protect the environment by providing guidance on sustainable housing construction.

For more details click www.bre.co.uk or call 01509 416792 for further information.

Architect in the House

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Walters Architects are pleased to announce that we have signed up to take part in this years ‘Architect in the House’.

Architect in the House is an innovative scheme that matches homeowners with RIBA chartered architects who gives up an hour of their time for a design consultation. In exchange, the homeowner makes a suggested minimum donation of £40 to Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity.

For more details follow the RIBA link on our website, visit www.architectinthehouse.org.uk or call our office on 01509 416792 for further information.