House extension to oak framed house – Midlands:

The Client approached me with a very specific brief and a clear view of what she wanted to achieve to create additional high quality living space to her existing home. We interrogated the brief, over my sketch proposals, and eventually developed a design incorporating a two storey element enclosing a new kitchen, study at ground Read more about House extension to oak framed house – Midlands:[…]

Kitchen/dining extension to Victorian house – Ledbury:

This project began with the Client’s desire to replace an unusable conservatory with a new room which could be used as a kitchen / dining and family room at the lowest level of an imposing four storey Victorian dwelling. Although the original kitchen was located on the bottom floor, and it opened into the existing Read more about Kitchen/dining extension to Victorian house – Ledbury:[…]

Timber Framing – will it help the recovery?

Over the last few years timber frame buildings have been on the increase despite a decline since 2008 in new homes being built in the UK. According to UK Timber Frame Association ( UKTFA ), timber frame had 24.4% market share of new housing leading to a rise in Industry Turnover to £601 million, in Read more about Timber Framing – will it help the recovery?[…]

Why should I use an Architect?

Before employing the services offered by Derrick Whittaker Architect it’s worth understanding why you should employ an Architect. The fact is that anyone can design buildings. Unfortunately many people do …with varied results. When you employ an Architect, your interests are protected. Architects practising in the UK are: “…subject to a statutory code of practice Read more about Why should I use an Architect?[…]