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Being worked up [started July 2011]...Watch these spaces, some way to go......!
*Am trying to keep text to minimum with the eventual intention of preparing a follow up synopsis that charts the course/reasons + 'why fors' for each project.
**Some [only a few] images appear 'out of focus' + I have no idea why, but all become clear if selected/clicked on - ? the wonders + limitations of 'free software/web mechanics'!'
26th February 2012 update it being the day after my 70th birthday...next milestone 80!!!! < Ye gods can that be really possible???? Actually feel 70 coming on 29! As have been spouting much the same dictums/dictats/epistles with little change since then..........if only I could find a way to get things to change.........I'll never stop trying!!
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Various projects built + unbuilt >>
 
             
 
             
Single storey rear extension + alterations, Half Moon House, Brook House Road, Cotton
for Graham + Louise Wilson [1020] 2009
*A rider > Daft aluminium window company put the roof feature on wrong way round, opening lights should have been to North side + fixed lights to South, client 'accepted' on site without reference to me....QED!
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Severance plot for 1No dwelling, Hawks Mill St, Needham Market [1012 - unbuilt/aborted] 2008
*Rider > Fell out with client about 'desired' changes' just before submission!! Alternative 'box' approved...not yet built...so who knows....?
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First scheme       Second scheme
 
                       
Park Farm, Dandy Corner, Cotton - Redundant farmyard + buildings re-use/conversion to create 2No dwellings.     for Ivan + Sue Lockett/Craig + Stef Sida [955/1013/1014] 2005-2009 
First comprehensive scheme fell foul of 'local planning gestapo', Second 'safe/grey negotiated' scheme to get approval for clients was eventually approved + I resigned as designer, my position being totally compromised. Scheme taken on 'by others' leading to even further changes that have, in my opinion, not been for the best. 
 
 
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           *Rider > Rear 'Clay Barn' completed, re-detailed/re-named, front barn nearing completion also re-detailed! 
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Driving Range + 9 Hole Course, Stowmarket Golf Centre [adjacent to + associated with Stowmarket Golf Club]
for Duncan Burl, Stowmarket Professional [935] 2005-2007
*Rider > Designed when I was SGC member, resigned membership June 2012 on point of 'principal' with SGC not with Duncan Burl the ex pro, am now a member at Fynn Valley Golf Club!
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Replacement Porch, conversion of Small Barn + detached Cart Lodge,
Bridge Farm, Valley Lane, Great Finborough for Tony + Diana Prior [909] 2005-2008
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New Offices + Workshops, Lion Barn Estate, Needham Market
for Ayala . Abbott + Butters Ltd [520] 1989-90
Original design approved by clients + planners, then clients decided to change roof/cladding/fenestration from red/blue/black [endeavouring to put the 'barn' back into Lion Barn!] to grey+yellow/grey/yellow?! I immediately resigned as the designer but had to ask planners to OK the changes on behalf of clients, which they accepted as a minor changes to that approved!? 'planning'?? QED! 
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Proposed 1No dwelling in plot adjacent to Green End House, Gipping Road, Stowupland
for Roy Hammacott [1011] 2008
I did First Floor extension over Garage to Green End House in 1982, MK1 design [axonometric sketch] for dwelling refused + planning appeal unsuccessful - lesser MK2 design approved but not built.
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Change of use GRP Workshop to Bridal wear business [brides@hotbobbins] + conversion of ex Bridal wear building to residential [Barn Poonsook] at Somersham Road, Little Blakenham
for Guy + Kanha Martin [978/1001] 2006-2008
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Before  After
Frontage alterations, 7+9 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich
for Crawleys Garage [154] 1978
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Loading Facility, Paper Mill Lane, Bramford
for Fisons > that became Levington Horticulture PLC [635] 1994
Considerable number of jobs gdone for Fisons/Levington Horticulture then Scotts before site was closed by Scotts > Including many minor alteration projects, major re-cladding in brown coated sheeting that replaced the majority of extensive asbestos cladding, plus a couple of quite large schemes [an even bigger Covered Loading/Offloading facility + a new Entrance Gatehouse/Security building, that unfortunately did not get beyond sketch scheme stage. 
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After
  
Alterations to form annex to existing shop, 48-50 High Street, Needham Market
for Stannards [Stowmarket] Limited [746] 1999
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Detached house, 'Bent Ridge', High Road, Brightwell
for Les + Marta Fitchett [868] 2003-2005
*Note from Axonometric sketch that 'Entrance roof slot was not carried out as intended + Garage as shown fell foul of 'planning' whereby they OK'd the 35m radius house without a problem!! + then chose to play silly whatsits over the Garage claiming that it was too high? + I lost the appeal against this - where I went for costs believing had to win! Unfortunately drew a status quo inspector + the rubbish that I eventually got approval for has to be seen to be believed [can't even bear to photograph]........'planning'!!?!
*Aug 2011 Update > Clients wanted to extend far end to make Living area into a formal Dining area, with extension being a new Living area. Original planning gestapo personnel unchanged from first very difficult detailed application  process over 4 years ago who, when asked, merely said 'no way'!?! Clients are not prepared to face the hassle so the 'control freaks' win yet again.......'planning'!!?!
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 Before   After
First Floor front extension + alterations, 35 Ipswich Road, Stowmarket
for Scott + Jo Cobbold [842] 2002
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External spiral staircase to garden from existing balcony, Vikings Hall, Baylham
for Rob + Suzanne Blackwell [969] 2006-2007
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4No Single storey dwellings with integral garages, Orchard Gate, Sproughton
for McCormack Greig + Co Ltd [120] 1976
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Detached single storey house with triple detached garage, Barking
for Les + Marta Fitchett [397] 1983?
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Detached house [1st Floor Living with intergal double garage], Vermont Crescent, Ipswich
for McCormack Greig + Co Ltd > purchasers Jack + Jane Carasso [Designed when at Leggett Miller Partnership/built after started on my own] 1975-1976
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Plot 1                                                  Plot 2 [original]                       Plot 2 [Garage converted to Playroom
                                                                                                          with new Garage built on gable end]
    
 
  Plot 3                                                Plot 4                                      Plots 3,2+1
4No detached houses, Monks Gate, Sproughton
for McCormack Greig + Co Ltd [Designed when with John Leggett] 1973-1974
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Alterations to rear of 33 Hawks Mill Street, Needham Market
for Tim + Pauline Walton [533] 1990
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 After
Barn conversion to form Studio accommodation, to rear of 105 High Street, Needham Market
for Smart Graphics [564] 1990-1991
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Conversion/Alterations + extension to ex farmhouse to create Office suite, Willisham Hall, Willisham
for Sentry Farming PLC [644] 1994-1995
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Covered Entranceway + frontage paving, 9 Brinkley Way, Felixstowe
for Tom + Marion Scolding [584]1991
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  Before [1969]
 
  After [1969] 
  
After [1980]
                           
 
 
Conversion of 2No cottages [Poultry Farm Cottages] into 1No dwelling > Black Barn Cottage, Nettlestead
*First 'Bellay' home in Suffolk for Pat + Mother, altered/extended in 1980 to accommodate Mother in front section with Pat, Ann + Emma [+ Matthew in 1982] in the new rear section. Sold in 1987 [5 Bedrooms/2 Kitchens/2 Dining Rooms/2 Living Rooms/Utility Room/2 staircases, one straight + one spiral/2 Bathrooms/Cloaks + Barn for 3 cars/half an acre o/a including a building plot for 1No detached dwelling] when Mother moved to Buckinghamshire + 'the Bellay 4' moved to 4 Crown Paddock, Needham Market. 
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4 Crown Paddock, Needham Market
One of five detached Houses,each with integral garage [342] 1986-1987
Last house to be built of 13 > Sparrows Yard [4] 1984, Burls Yard [4] 1985 + Crown Paddock [5] 1986
Interesting ['perhaps'??] link > http://bit.ly/huZ8u0  within Matt Wood's 'Ruralise website' is a piece on my houses here in Needham Market [Sparrows Yard/Burls Yard/Crown Paddock].
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Conversion of 'Mousetrap Factory' fronting School Street, Needham Market, to form self contained rear Annex to 17 High Street [1987] including new external stairs, subsequently became a stand alone School Street residence [2000] + named 'Trap Makers Cottage' - single storey extension added [2004]
for Malcom Stewart [440/440/884] 1987-1988/2000/2003-2004
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Modernisation of PO/Shop + Flat over, 245 Norwich Road, Ipswich - *One of my very first jobs in Ipswich after joining John Leggett in 1968!!
for Herbert + Monica Golding
*That is 'diagramically' them in the foreground, also with an 'XJ' Jaguar that had just come out [hasten to add they did not 'unfortunately' get/afford one|! In those days I did set up proper projected up perspectives + did quite a few in those early years, but then found axonometrics so much quicker + easier - never did a proper set up perspective after late 60's. The building is still much the same today, though very unfortunately the fascia is now painted red, whereas was white [white architectural solignum no less]. 'Architectural Solignum', I believe, that I introduced to the area being a fan/user of, usually black - but white here on BC pine < no less, before moving to Suffolk?! The boxed out fascia detail carried warm air heating ducting for First Floor flat.
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Before    After
Alterations + rear extension, 239 Valley Road, Ipswich
for Ray + Margaret Condon [565] 1990-1991
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 After [Alts + Garage]
 After [Garage + Alts]
Alterations to semi-det House + new detached double Garage, 8 Glebe Close, Bredfield
for Rob + Suzanne Blackwell [807] 2000-2001
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 Goal posts? 
 
Taking form
                                                         
 
GF Dining/Kitchen looking up to 1st Floor Living       1st Floor Living looking down
 
          
 
 
 
 
 
New detached House with integral double Garage, Cedars Reach, Barretts Lane, Needham Market
for Chris + Susan Francis [732]1997-1998
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10No self contained 2 Bedroomed Flats, Cemetery Road, Ipswich
for L. J. Brown [Builders] Ltd [390]
*Pity about lousy meter boxes, lack of landscaping, poor workmanship generally + paint being thrown at gable end that was never cleaned off.
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Rear extension + alterations, Primrose Cottage, Forward Green 
for Ian + Barbara Gallagher [497] 1988-1989
*Steps up + pair of doors were not my design
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Change of Use from residential to Veterinary Practice accommodation [Shop/office] with new build linked extension [Consulting Rooms]
for M Webster, Esq [xyz]
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Alterations/refacing to existing House + Triple Car Port new build, Oaklands, Flordon Road,
Creeting St Mary
for Simon + Susan Staines [701] 1996-1997 
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Alterations/modernisation, Cottage to rear of 44 High Street, Needham Market
for Peter Breitsprecher [861]
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Linked new build extension, Ringshall Hall Farm, Ringshall
for Paul + Margaret Dahl [466]
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Courtyard Screen, The Pightle, Needham Market
for Peter Labton - right side of yard + Miss C Cooke - left side of yard [506] 1988
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Change of Use to residential + Conversion to create 6No dwellings, Fox Maltings, Needham Market
for Peter Brietsprecher [688]
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Single storey rear extension, Willow House, Park Road, Combs
for Andrew + Sandra Patton [908]
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 Before [Chicken Shed]
 
 
 
After [Pro's Shop with Clubhouse beyond - originally meant as temporary, pending new build, but new build never happened]
 
The 'Big Picture' > Main house, with curved extension to become Hotel, Outbuildings to become Holiday lets + ancillary Golf Course facilities, 'Tower' ruin the only remains of enormous original house to become end of curved 2 storey new build Museum + Conference Centre. No support from 'planning',equalled no finance equalled 'end of'! Course/Club eventually sold on as going concern.
Costessey Park Golf Course + Golf Club, Old Costessey, Norwich
for Colin House [569] 1990
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2 storey end extension, Meadowside, 1 Cobbold Close, Battisford
for Peter + Alison Knights [833] 2...
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Front view                                                                             Rear view
 
 Site layout plan
 
New detached single storey House with integral double Garage,
'Elderfield', Jacks Green, Creeting St Mary
for George + Peggy Peck [703] 1996-1997
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Conversion into 3No self contained Living units, Clock Tower Building,
Stratford Hills Farm, Stratford St Mary
for Lockett Farms [929] 2005-2006
*Number of changes were made, some I agreed with others I did not, in the end never saw completed.....
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Alterations + improvements Ivy Cottage [Fred Webbs old cottage], Pin Mill Road, Pin Mill
for Tim + Sue Grove [741] 1998
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Severance plot from 'Mallards' for detached House with integral double Garage, 


The Street, Bredfield for Mary Vasquez [815] 2002-2004
Difficult overall situation with Planning/Neighbours problems, leading to various applications + appeals [that shown is MK4 which formed the basis of that finally approved + then built], unfortunately the 'problems' continued/multiplied with many changes/compromises - contractural problems too. 'Actual' final result not viewed........ 
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Alterations, extensions [Kitchen/Conservatory 1 + Conservatory 2],
with new build Car Ports/Caravan Port, Buces Farm, Mendlesham
for Les Jarrett of 'Jarretts' [772] -2004
*Kitchen extension + gable Conservatory approved, only Kitchen extension completed. Gable Conservatory not built. Conservtaorty 2 was part of proposed new indoor swimming pool conversion of existing Garage/Store, that being replaced by new Car Ports etc. This scheme part of an overall 'Grand Scheme' for whole farm. Farmhouse has been sold off as a separate entity, along with adjacent barns - actual farm usage/future etc unknown.
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Detached House with detached double Garage, adjacent to 'Toppings',
Jacks Green Road, Creeting St Mary
for Trevor + Tanya James [796] 2000
*Too many changes + detail exclusions during build, end result not viewed........
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 Recent design project for self! Needing new table coasters/place mats + not being able to find anything suitable, had a word with Zelda at Viking Stained Glass here in Needham Market www.vikingstainedglass.co.uk as have seen + bought her glass jewellery before + seen some of her coasters, though she had not tried place mats. After talking about with her I decided to come up with a design + we both thought this would work - she made me 1No 100x100 coaster as a trial/sample. this came out very well so decided to go for it + the resulting 8No coasters + mats are now in use!?
  
      
   
    
 
                      
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