Architects Hayes and Partners have been shortlisted for various design awards over the last six months, including ‘Best Residential Architectural Practice’. Using examples from their award-winning portfolio, they explore what it takes to be successful residential architects.
We believe good architecture is the enclosure of space, capture of sunlight and framing of views.
Each design is bespoke, relating to the site context...
After a very long wait we've found out that PLANNING IS GRANTED for the conversion of an agricultural shed where a single storey Class Q conversion had already been allowed/approved.
The new scheme is now two storey, but with a smaller footprint, and an internal courtyard to allow natural light into the centre of the house. The glazed middle section...
Congratulations to Jake Rathbone who today qualifies as a fully-fledged architect.
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 of seven years - five in full time university and two years in-practice training, ending with a two day exam and RIBA interview. Jake spent the...
We are very happy to announce that Hayes and Partners are finalists at the 2019 Grafters Awards! We are nominated in the following categories:
Best Residential Architectural Practice
Best Architectural Practice for a Luxury Dwelling
Best Residential Refurb and Extension Specialist
Refurbishment Project of the Year - The Dovecote
Project of the Year (under £5million)
To vote for us please click...
After a 10 year struggle for our clients, Hayes and Partners have secured planning consent for a replacement dwelling at Hazelwall Cottage.
The existing house is compact with no modern facilities, lacking both a kitchen and bathroom. It has three small bedrooms which are accessed by separate staircases.
Our first commission, back in 2007 included options for extensions to the house, plus...
A review of Hayes and Partners' 2018 highlights, including planning achievements, awards success and the projects on track for completion in the new year.
Throughout 2018 Hayes and Partners have continued to build on their strong reputation and outstanding record of success in obtaining planning permission for difficult sites, historic or Listed Buildings.
The practice’s major strength is their knowledge...
We’re supporting the campaign to reduce VAT to 5% on listed buildings!
"Private listed property owners are preserving much of Britain’s built heritage for future generations, yet many are struggling to maintain and repair their homes. In 2012, the Government removed the zero rate of VAT for pre-authorised alterations to listed buildings. This was a major blow to owners.
Since 2012, The...
Friday 16 November 2018
Eleanor, Chris, Kelly and their partners attended the 2018 Northern Design Awards at the Principal Hotel in Manchester.
Hayes and Partners were nominated in the Best Residential Architectural Practice category, reaching the final six. Unfortunately we didn't win this year but an excellent night was had nonetheless!
The event was a great celebration of Northern talent. It was a...
We are very happy to announce that we are finalists at the 2018 Northern Design Awards! The practice is nominated in the Best Residential Architectural Practice category.
We are set to find out if we have won this prestigious accolade on Friday 16th November at the iconic Principal Hotel, Manchester, where the winners will be announced at a glittering gala dinner.
It's an exciting time of year for us - the run up to the Northern Design Awards.
The categories have changed slightly from last year; we've decided to enter the award for 'Best Residential Architectural Practice'.
The criteria is as follows:
"Open to residential architectural practices based in the North, our judging panel is seeking a practice with impeccable credentials which delivers for...
ClientRough Hey LtdLocationKermincham, CheshireScopeConversion & extensionsCompletion2017ContractorRough Hey LtdThe Dovecote has been shortlisted for the Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2018!
The winner will be announced on 27 September, but in the meantime you can vote for us in the 'Reader's Choice' category by clicking on the link below:
The Dovecote is a converted pigeon house with attached single storey house and...
Together with her husband Steve, our director Eleanor held the 2018 Hayes & Partners Summer Social at their award winning home Rough Hey.
The sun shone all day long and the food and fizz were flowing!
The whole team, and their families also enjoyed a few games of French cricket on the lawns. Kelly's four year old Hugo (who reckons he'll...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
We are very pleased to announce that our project Dovecote Cottage has been shortlisted for best residential conversion at the Northern Design Awards 2017.
We are set to find out if we have won this prestigious accolade on Friday 24th November at the iconic Principal Hotel, Manchester, where the winners will be announced at a glittering gala dinner. One of the judges,...
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.
Our latest project The Dovecote at Kermincham Hall Barns is now complete!
This stunning five-bedroom barn conversion looks out over the Cheshire countryside and is set at the end of a 400m driveway, within a 4.5 acre plot.
The new home was created by combining the existing dovecote tower and adjacent stable block with a new rear extension. Design features include a...
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...
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....