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April 2018 Hanging Gate Court Hayes & Partners have obtained planning consent for seven new homes at a site on Sandy lane, Weaverham, next to the Hanging Gate pub.  The proposals comprise two-bedroomed cottages which are to be let (and later sold) as Affordable Housing.  The development lies within the Green Belt and Weaverham Conservation Area (Cheshire West Chester Council). The approved cottages are similar...

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December 2017 Hayes & Partners have successfully achieved Planning consent for extensions and alterations to Gawsworth Business Court. The site is located within the Green Belt, just off the A536 Congleton Road.  Back in 2006, Hayes & Partners completed the conversion of the original agricultural buildings to offices and office storage, which is now rented out to local businesses. The recently approved proposals...

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December 2017 Hayes & Partners have secured Planning Approval for a replacement dwelling at Chaseley Farm. The existing buildings on the site comprise a farmhouse and domestic outbuildings to the north of the site, a residential ancillary building in the centre of the site, and agricultural and equestrian buildings supporting a horse riding arena to the south.  The house itself was built...

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Friday 24th November 2017 On Friday evening Hayes & Partners' director Eleanor and her husband Steven attended the glamourous Northern Design Awards at the Principal Hotel in Manchester. Hayes and Partners were finalists in the best residential conversion category for Dovecote Cottage.  Unfortunately we were pipped-to-the-post by another design company, but nonetheless we're over the moon to have reached the final 10,...

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17/11/17 Congratulations to our architectural assistant Jake Rathbone who is graduating today with a MArch Masters of Architecture, thus completing his RIBA Part 2 training.  He was also awarded his university's Professor's Prize for the best post-graduate design portfolio. To read more about what Jake does at Hayes & Partners, please click here. It's a long road to qualifying as an architect, a minimum...

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30 September 2017 Director Eleanor Hall visited the new Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park this weekend. The temporary structure is designed by award-winning architect Diébédo Francis Kéré.  The design is inspired by the tree that serves as a meeting point for life in Gando, Burkina Faso - Kéré's hometown. ...

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Hayes & Partners explores the opportunities, considerations and rewards of building your own home. Many people dream of building their own home.  It could be to create something that fits with their needs and perhaps a long-held ambition.  Unfortunately, many are often daunted by the prospect and never take the plunge.  However, with the right architectural guidance, a little patience and...

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This Saturday the Hayes & Partners team enjoyed a fantastic day out and a splendid afternoon tea at Lyme Park in Disley, near Stockport.  The stunning National Trust manor house displays some amazing examples of regency architecture and interiors. ...

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Hayes & Partners’ project the Court House Hotel (aka the Sessions House) had its opening night this Saturday. Director Eleanor was there to celebrate and enjoy a few cocktails with our very happy client Flat Cap Hotels. ...

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Hayes & Partners explore how different design features can create focal points and visual interest in your home, adding a wow factor. Scale Opening a room into the roof space can make it feel much larger than it is; it adds height and airiness, which in turn can create a sense of drama.  The character of a building can also be...

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In 1991 Planning consent was granted for a four bedroomed farm worker’s dwelling, garage and store.  The ground floor slab had been constructed to secure the consent in perpetuity. In 2010 planning consent was granted to remove the agricultural tie on the site. Hayes & Partners were approached in 2013 to improve the design of the dwelling and maximise its floor...

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Numerous new homes in Cheshire are created by converting existing disused rural buildings. Agricultural permitted development rights rules mean that more barns than ever are becoming available for conversion into homes.   In this Focus On blog post we will explore the potential for creating new homes within existing buildings with reference to our recent projects. Projects include speculative work for developers as well as bespoke designs...

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It is at times of celebration, when families and friends come together, we realise that our homes just aren’t quite big enough.  With rising costs and a shortage of properties on the market, more people are considering extending their homes, rather than relocating. Here we explore the different ways a modest extension could revolutionise your home, improve practicalities and change the way...

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A Hayes & Partners team member has been on an architectural tour of Berlin.  Check out these beautiful shots taken of the Jewish Museum and Reichstag Building. ...

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Hayes & Partners plans for the conversion and extension of the former Knutsford Crown Court, ‘The Sessions House’, to a boutique hotel have been given the go-ahead. The hotel will include a conference and banqueting venue – the largest outside of Manchester city centre – and will be owned and operated by Flat Cap Hotels, current owners of The Vicarage Boutique...

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Together with Carpenter Oak and Woodland, Hayes & Partners visited Cranham Lodge by Batterham Smith Architects.  Visually striking and built to high eco standards, the self-build home in Gloucestershire is a masterclass in contemporary residential design....

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Architect Kelly McNally has re-joined our team. You can read more about her professional experience here....

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January 2017 This month we have seen the landscaping take shape in order to better define the residential curtilige, and the installation of the generous sliding doors to the rear open-plan kitchen area and master bedroom....

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Hayes and Partners have been granted planning consent for extensions to Dovecote Cottage for Rough Hey Ltd, to create a 5 bed house from an existing 1 bedroom cottage. The scope of work includes the conversion of the stables to bedrooms and a minimal aluminium glazed screen to enclose the existing overhang. DOVECOTE COTTAGE – JANUARY 2017 UPDATE This month we have seen...

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Throughout Cheshire, there is an abundance of old, heritage and listed buildings. Achieving the alterations and extensions that you desire in old buildings and conservation areas can prove a challenge, but a careful and sympathetic approach, developing bespoke solutions and working with local conservation officers, can result in stunning spaces. With this blog Hayes & Partners explore the two approaches to working...

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Hayes and Partners have achieved another accolade for the project, Lower Brook Barn, Rainow - this time for ‘Best Change of Use’ of an existing building or conversion, in the Local Authority Building Control Building Excellence Awards. The awards are held as an opportunity to celebrate the best construction in the region, recognising the high level of skill and professionalism the...

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On 30 May 2015, Ian Hayes retired as consultant for the company, after over 30 years at the helm of Hayes & Partners, which his grandfather founded in 1933. For the last 10 years of his career Ian worked with current members of the Hayes & Partners team, concentrating on design at inception and planning stages of projects and specialising in...

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