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Our Grand Design in Montemboeuf, Charente, France

New designs to take to the French planners

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Apologies that things have been a little quiet on here of late, but this is because Tom and I (well mainly Tom) have been working hard on our new designs.  We are off to France soon for the Medoc Marathon and we have managed to book a meeting with the planners in Confolens on 5th September to show them our ideas before we submit our formal planning application.  The idea behind this is that they will make their comments there and then and if there are changes then we can make them before we submit in the hope they will grant planning permission with no delays or changes….nous souhaitons!

Garden perspective

Garden perspective

The new design is similar to the old with the idea of a living space at one end and sleeping at the other, but it now has more of a barn style feel.  It also takes away the flat roof in the living end of the house and now incorporates a double height space – something Tom has always been keen on.  We have also included a covered outdoor area which has easy access from the living end of the house.  Tom has also found a building company close by that specialises in ‘green architecture’ and can also make pre-fabricated straw bale walls!  This is something that we are both interested in so I think we will be paying a visit to their factory as well.

We have also asked my brother-in-law, Al, a talented young Landscape Architect to draw up some plans for our garden.  He has come back with some initial ideas which we are very excited by.  These designs will appear here and on our design pages soon.

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Author: lespetitesgarennes

Cycling, cricket, clean sheets and crime novels - just not necessarily in that order! Bit of a Francophile. Likes baths. Baths with bubbles, wine and a good audiobook to get lost in

2 thoughts on “New designs to take to the French planners

  1. Very exciting! xx

    Sarah Stead Architect RIBA Chartered member

    Tel: 01947 820992 Mob: 07958 033158 Studio Stead Barclays Bank House Baxtergate Whitby N. Yorkshire YO21 1BW

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    From: lespetitesgarennes Reply-To: lespetitesgarennes Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2013 14:22 To: Sarah Stead Subject: [New post] New designs to take to the French planners

    WordPress.com lespetitesgarennes posted: “Apologies that things have been a little quiet on here of late, but this is because Tom and I (well mainly Tom) have been working hard on our new designs. We are off to France soon for the Medoc Marathon and we have managed to book a meeting with the pla”

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