News - BESPRAK

Shirrell Heath : Building Regulations Approval.

Apr 18, 2019

BESPRAK is delighted to have secured full plans building control approval for our project in Shirrell Heath. This project was quite a complex one in that both the annex and double-garage were not permitted to be dug in to the soil due to the proximity of tree roots. The Structural Engineer designed a system to ensure that the structures were 'floating' above ground on a ring beam with hand-dug piles. This form of construction worked well on the isolated garage but the levels posed a problem with the new extensions, but we managed to work a sensible solution of only 300mm difference between the additions and the host dwelling. The cross sections below show the level of complexity involved. 

New Appointment : Hamble-le-rice, Southampton

Apr 08, 2019

BESPRAK is delighted to have been appointed to carry out works to a large, detached property in Hamble-Le-Rice, Southampton. Our client is looking to make extensions and alterations to a large, modern, detached house. The existing footprint is already impressive but it's a tad dated against modern standards. Being located in a private cul-de-sac there is huge potential to have some fun with a few proposals and with that something modern and a bit contemporary too! 

A great project to have secured ! 

New Lane : Havant : Smart Model

Apr 05, 2019

Our client at New Lane, Havant has put together a handy balsa model to see how the extensions and alterations will look once finished! To think us architects used to have to do these types of models before the invention of 3D CAD walkthroughs takes me back.... 

As I understand our client is happy to take on further commissions! 

New Lane : Havant : Slab goes in

Mar 28, 2019

BESPRAK has made a site visit to our project in Havant, Hampshire. Works are progressing well with the ground floor slab cast, drainage in and internal alterations starting to take shape. Brickwork is due to make a start in the next few days and should complete at a fast rate. Few photos below.

New Appointment : Fareham, Hampshire.

Mar 27, 2019

BESPRAK is delighted to have been appointed to carry out works to a large, detached property in Fareham, Hampshire. Our client is looking to extend to the rear and side to provide for a new family and kitchen area as well as back-up areas. 

Looking forward to this one! 

New Lane : Havant : Out of the Ground

Mar 23, 2019

Works to our project in Havant, Hampshire are progressing well. Foundations are in and the contractor is slowly building up to damp proof course level. Next week will see the opening up of the existing dwelling, kitchen removal and continuing of building up the external walls. It's always a relief to come out of the ground with relative ease, as this is where it can be rather costly if things go wrong....

New Lane : Havant

Mar 09, 2019

Five days in......

Southampton : Two schemes put forward

Mar 07, 2019

BESPRAK is delighted to have put forward a couple of schemes for consideration for our project in Southampton. The existing layout uses an old conservatory which is structurally sound however has a start-issue plastic roof. By replacing this roof with a traditional form of construction frees up the space to be used in a more coherent way. 

See the designs below. It just goes to prove you don't have to live in a big house to maximise on the potential space available! 

New Lane, Havant - Start on site.

Mar 03, 2019

BESPRAK : Architects + Interiors and Graham Atkins Limited are delighted to be working on our 3rd project together, which starts on site tomorrow. 

A modern, and very large, single-storey extension to a detached 1950's house in Havant, Hampshire.

As always watch this space for regular updates. 

STEEP, HAMPSHIRE - THE WHITE BARN

Feb 12, 2019

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