Browsing Archive: March, 2012

Neighbourhood Planning and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, In : Planning 

The Government’s new planning reforms (NPPF) will result in a presumption in favour of ‘Sustainable Development’ and present a huge opportunity for commercial developers and house builders, as long as they are able to demonstrate the sustainable credentials of a scheme and a willingness to engage with local neighbourhoods at the planning stage.

Projects that have been previously refused and even dismissed at appeal also promise to be reincarnated, again, as long as the schemes sustainabl...

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Consumer Guide to Buying Replacement Windows and Doors

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Friday, March 2, 2012, In : Windows and Doors 

If you’re looking to buy new windows and doors, then here a few hints and tips to make sure you choose the best company to install your new home improvement products.

1.0       Recommendations

As with all building work, picking a company to install your windows and doors requires you placing your trust in a company you may never have used or even heard of before. That is why it is a good idea to use a company that has been recommended to you by word of mouth. It needs to be someone recommende...

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Jonathan Braddick - RIBA Architects Devon

Jonathan Braddick Jonathan Braddick is a RIBA Chartered Architect based in Devon, in Exmouth near Exeter. Jonathan is Chairman of the South West Region of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Jonathan is also founder and chairman of the Design Review Panel ( which provides impartially, independent, multidiciplinary design review / place review services to local authorities. In private practice, Jonathan offers a comprehensive Architects service: from conceptual design through to completion on site, and beyond. Jonathan practices throughout the South West and South East of England. Jonathan provides full Architect services across all project sectors and types, but his particular passion is for bespoke, ecologically sustainable, residential developments including: housing developments, individual house builds, conversions and high-end extensions for both developer and private clients. Jonathan Braddick is not just a designer, but has a strong focus on carrying projects through from inception to completion on site. Jonathan provides a high level of legislative and technical knowledge as well as specialist expertise in construction procurement and on site contract administration. Jonathan ensures that his designs respond to all relevant planning legislation, will comply with the building regulations, are constructionally cost effective and buildable on site. In house sustainability/energy efficient design is provided as a matter of course.

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