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Aerial view of the finsihed unit in Madeley, Telford, Shropshire.


Park Street, Madeley, Telford, Shropshire.


Full Plans Building Regulations Application approved.

Following an initial planning approval for a rasing of the ridge height and the conversion of the enlarged loft space to include two new bedrooms and a bathroom En-Plan: Planning & Architetcure were instructed to provide detailed building plans for a Building Regulations Application.  These were duly completed and submitted to MFA Building Control Inspectors in Derby who duly approved the plans.  the project is set to start in Spring of 2019.  Watch this space for updates and further information as the project progresses.

Madley is a village located in Telford and Wrekin, England. The historic character of Madley, like many English villages, is shaped by its architecture, landmarks, history, and cultural heritage. Here are some aspects contributing to its historic character:

  1. Medieval Origins: Madley has a history dating back to medieval times, and remnants of this period can still be seen in its architecture and layout. The village might have evolved around a church or manor house, common features of medieval settlements.

  2. Listed Buildings: Madley likely has several listed buildings, structures recognized and protected for their historical or architectural significance. These could include old churches, manor houses, or other important landmarks.

  3. Traditional Architecture: The village may feature traditional English architecture, including timber-framed houses, cottages with thatched roofs, and stone-built structures. These buildings reflect the architectural styles prevalent in different historical periods.

  4. Local Landmarks: Madley might have landmarks significant to its history, such as ancient churches, old mills, bridges, or other structures that have stood for centuries and are integral to the village's identity.

  5. Cultural Heritage: The village's cultural heritage may be evident in its traditions, festivals, folklore, and local customs passed down through generations.

  6. Rural Setting: Madley's historic character might also be influenced by its rural setting, with fields, hedgerows, and other natural features contributing to its charm and sense of place.

  7. Community Identity: The historic character of Madley is also shaped by its community spirit and the collective memories, stories, and experiences of its residents.

Preserving the historic character of Madley is often a priority for residents, local authorities, and heritage organizations to maintain its unique identity and ensure that future generations can appreciate its historical significance.

Brickwork eaves details can vary based on architectural style, structural requirements, and aesthetic preferences. Here are some common types of brickwork eaves details:

  1. Corbelled Eaves: This involves projecting courses of bricks or stone corbels, each one slightly larger than the one beneath it, to support the eaves.

  2. Header Course Eaves: In this type, the bricks are laid in a header (short end) orientation rather than a stretcher (long side) orientation. This creates a distinct pattern at the eaves.

  3. Flat Eaves: This is a simple design where the bricks are laid flat and flush with the wall, creating a straight horizontal line at the eaves.

  4. Angled Eaves: Sometimes called sloped or pitched eaves, these involve laying bricks at an angle to create a sloped edge at the eaves. This design is common in gabled roofs.

  5. Coved Eaves: This design features a concave curve transitioning from the wall to the underside of the eaves, creating a smooth, rounded edge.

  6. Decorative Eaves: Various decorative elements can be incorporated into the eaves, such as dentils (small, tooth-like blocks), corbels, or brick detailing to add visual interest.

  7. Stepped Eaves: In this design, the eaves are built with a series of steps or tiers, often seen in traditional and historic architecture.

  8. Curved Eaves: Instead of a straight line, the eaves are built with a gentle curve, providing a softer, more organic look.

  9. Splayed Eaves: The bricks are laid at an angle to create a splayed or flared effect at the eaves, often used in conjunction with angled or curved designs.

  10. Bullnose Eaves: This involves using specially shaped bricks with a rounded edge to create a smooth, rounded finish at the eaves.

These are just a few examples of the types of brickwork eaves details commonly used in construction. The choice of eaves detail depends on factors such as architectural style, structural considerations, and the desired aesthetic effect.

Sash windows are a traditional style of window that consists of one or more movable panels, or "sashes," that form a frame to hold glass panes. They are often found in historical or period properties, but are also popular in modern constructions due to their many benefits. Some of the benefits of sash windows include:

  1. Aesthetic Appeal: Sash windows are often considered aesthetically pleasing and can enhance the visual appeal of both traditional and contemporary buildings. Their classic design adds character and charm to a property.

  2. Ventilation: Sash windows can be opened from the top or bottom, or both simultaneously, allowing for effective ventilation. This helps to improve indoor air quality, regulate room temperature, and reduce the risk of condensation and dampness.

  3. Energy Efficiency: Modern sash windows are available with double or even triple glazing, as well as weatherstripping and insulation features, which improve energy efficiency by reducing heat loss and minimizing drafts. This can lead to lower energy bills and increased comfort indoors.

  4. Easy Maintenance: Many sash windows are designed for easy maintenance, with features such as tilt-in sashes that allow for convenient cleaning of both interior and exterior glass surfaces from inside the building.

  5. Sound Insulation: Double-glazed sash windows can provide effective sound insulation, helping to reduce noise from outside sources such as traffic, neighbors, or urban environments. This can contribute to a quieter and more peaceful indoor environment.

  6. Security: Sash windows can be equipped with modern locking mechanisms and security features to enhance home security and deter intruders. This provides peace of mind for homeowners concerned about the safety of their property.

  7. Historical Preservation: In historical or period properties, sash windows contribute to the overall authenticity and heritage of the building. Preserving or restoring original sash windows can maintain the historical integrity of the property and potentially increase its value.

  8. Versatility: Sash windows are available in various sizes, styles, and materials, making them suitable for a wide range of architectural designs and building types. They can be customized to suit individual preferences and design requirements.

Overall, sash windows offer a combination of aesthetic appeal, functionality, and practical benefits that make them a popular choice for homeowners and architects alike.

If you would like to find out more about Building Regulations or how our Planning Consultancy and Architectural Design Services can work in perfect sync to achieve a successful outcome in the planning system please CONTACT US and we will be only too happy to talk through any questions or development proposals you may have.


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