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Roles and Responsibilities Of An Architect

The roles and responsibilities of an architect are far more involved than many people may initially realise. Below we will explain some of these to help those considering the appointment of an architect understand why they are an essential part of any building project. Major considerations: An automatic response to “what does an architect do”…
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Building A Granny Flat

There are some real benefits to be had when building a granny flat as an annex to your main property, but careful consideration is required before moving forward. Here’s why it makes a lot of sense for many families, some things to be aware of, and who can assist with such a project. Rising property…
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Understanding Architectural Jargon

Confused by Architectural Jargon? Find out What it all Means   Building a house is one of the most important investments in life. You may be looking to convert or extend your property as well. Whatever you plan to do, it is critical to have some architectural information. A residential architect will guide you through…
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Listed Home Renovations – Why You Need an Architect’s Insight

Owning a listed building is amazing to say the least. However, there comes a time when you find changes in your lifestyle or the condition of the building means that you may need to consider renovation. Unlike other homes, a listed building renovation must be done with a degree of caution. This is because you…
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5 Questions to Ask a Potential Architect Company When Hiring

When you have a building project, looking for an architect is the first thing you do. This expert helps you put your vision on paper. After some due diligence, you may come up with a list of potential architectural practices to hire. Before you rush into making any decision, the following is a list of…
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What do Residential Architects do?

If you are like most people, one of your dreams is to live in the perfect house. If you are still striving towards this goal, you will have to contract the services of a professional residential architect. This expert will not only design residential homes, they also design apartment buildings and other residential properties. In…
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Architectural Project Management Turns Dreams Into Reality

When it comes to major home remodelling projects, building the dream home, or an investment new build, many clients have ideas that develop, and thoughts that expand.  For those who actually get to challenging starting line of construction, it is worth investigating the value of architectural project management  before the starter’s gun is fired. Making…
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Top Tips for Planning a House Extension

Your home should be a comfortable retreat where you can live, unwind and have fun with your family and friends. When your house does not have sufficient space, this can be very limiting. To this end, many people will consider a house extension. This is a great way to optimize your current home. In addition…
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An Interior Architect Can Cover More Bases

Professional advice on any new build or refurbishment work is a wise first step. This should relate to your overall intention and include interior layout and design aspirations. Who can best assist? Some would think an interior designer is the answer, others would say that an interior architect can cover more bases and is therefore…
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3D Modelling Offers Impressive Project Insight

Whether the project you are planning is a home extension or the construction of a multi-tenanted, state-of-the-art Business Park the use of 3D modelling offers impressive project insight. What is it and where is it used? 3D architectural modelling uses specific CAD (computer aided design) software to create artistic representations of a building’s surface from…
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Purchasing A Barn For That Dream Conversion

A professionally finished barn conversion offers a fantastic living space and owners can be proud of the fact that they have breathed new life into a redundant building.  However, if you desire to become the proud owner of such a property then purchasing a barn for that dream conversion can take patience and determination. Below…
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The Benefits Conversions and Extensions Bring

The benefits conversions and extensions offer, in terms of improving your existing living space can be considerable. Why consider a residential home extension or conversion and not move? Homeowners with a growing family, or those who wish to look after aging parents, often find themselves compromised on space but many do not wish to move. …
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A RIBA commercial design architect will maximise the potential of your business premises

A RIBA commercial design architect is the first choice for many business investors, when embarking on a new business venture, or upgrading and updating existing commercial premises.  However, for the relationship to work well, the practice should have experience in the commercial design sector.  The  portfolio of commercial architects based near London, Martyn Pattie Architects…
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Designing space to reflect changing life patterns

No so long ago, children left home to go to university and only returned for holidays and Sunday Lunches.   Nowadays, just as parents have got used to being 'empty nesters' and settled into enjoying the extra space in the house, back home our children come, seeming much larger and needing more space.   But what do…
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Displaying our design talents

  Many of our colleagues, business associates and friends joined us on a very hot evening to celebrate 32 years of  business and the relocation of MP Architects LLP to new offices in Bansons Lane.  The practice's talented interior design architects used their expertise to create a light and airy work space. Our visitors agreed…
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Join Our Team!

Part I, Part II Architectural Assistant/Technologist & Qualified Architect Ongar, Essex, United Kingdom An excellent opportunity has arisen within a friendly medium sized Architectural Practice. Martyn Pattie Architects and Designers are looking for a Part I or Part II Architectural Assistant or Technologist and Qualified Architects. An Architectural Assistant is required to assist Qualified Architects…
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Interior design, is this the Remit of a Residential Architect?

  Can a residential architect carry out interior design work?  There can be confusion among clients relating to the role a residential architect has regarding interior design.  For many, interior design means soft furnishings, lighting, décor, colour and pattern and it can seem a separate entity from designing a building.  To gain some clarification let’s look…
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Benefit from the advice of professional RIBA architects

Is your family growing and your home feeling smaller with not enough space to accommodate every member and their needs?  Fed up with fighting over one bathroom? Perhaps you would you love some personal space away from teenagers and their friends and their television viewing choices?  Possibly you are running a business from home and need…
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How to Find Best Commercial Architects London?

Constructing a new property as per your specific requirements can be a tedious task, but finding the best commercial Architects London is something can make you feel annoyed and frustrated in a few hours. Many a time, you may come across constructors who are either too experienced and charge heavy amounts for constructing your dream…
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A message from Martyn Pattie Architects

From all of us here at Martyn Pattie Architects, we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Please note that the office is closed over the Christmas period, and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January.  
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On site now…

After a lengthy planning process, a large job in Epping High Street is finally under way. Working together with Bolt & Heeks Construction a development comprising of new residential apartments and an exciting new retail space is underway.
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4 Aspects of Office Interior Design

Symmetrical balance is a key aspect of traditional interior design. Symmetrical design is all about placing the same object on either side of a centre point or a vertical axis in the same position. Take for example a mirror, placed on either side of a staircase, inside two similarly positioned rooms. This can also be…
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House Extensions London: Smart Way to Upgrade Your Living

Investing in property has always been an interesting way to enhance your wealth. Restoring the value of your existing property is also important.  There are various ways to improve the property to learn more about the house extension consult any construction agency or architect they will tell you the right way. Nowadays the concept of…
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Make the most of your office space

The quality of a working environment can have a considerable impact on the productivity of employees.   At Martyn Pattie, we know that each year employees spend a lot of time in the office and that a well planned work environment will  contribute towards greater productivity.   To achieve a harmonious work space we look at many factors,…
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Achieving a successful barn conversion

Change in planning laws have made it easier to take a rural outbuilding and turn it into living accommodation.  However, whilst you have your vision, and it may be easy to find the barn, it takes expertise to retain the magic of the original structure, acknowledge its heritage  whilst at the same time making the best use…
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Accommodating the stay at home children

Today, more and more parents are finding themselves having to accommodate  grown up children who are financially unable to fly the nest and get on their own property ladder. Consequently, homes that used to feel relatively spacious when the children were young now feel cramped as parents and their now adult children compete for personal space and…
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Fall in love with your property again

Many people stay in a property for a considerable length of time.  Whilst personal circumstances  and personal tastes may change,  staying in the same building does not mean that you have to become bored with your surroundings or compromised in how you utilise your living area.   By using our interior design service, you can give a tired interior  a…
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Listed Building Renovation

Essex has a rich heritage and one cannot deny the role that  many of its beautiful buildings have with regards to being records of the county's past. Today, many are undergoing the process of renovation and reconstruction to bring them in line with modern times and thus extend their useful life, but ideally to be considered a successful project  a focus on maintaining the…
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Services Offered By Martyn Pattie Architects Chelmsford

The architects located in the Brentwood and Chelmsford area are known for the wide range of property and construction related services they offer. They also offer construction, remodelling, and planning related assistance for both residential and commercial projects. as well as gaining planning permission for  Listed Buildings in Essex. New housing planning and architectural visualization of construction…
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Martyn Pattie Architects and Designers imminent move

It has taken a while but we but we are excited to have our moving day confirmed. From 21st March 2016,  Martyn Pattie Chartered Architects and Designers will be at their new premises in Bansons Lane, Ongar.  Our team of architects are looking forward to enjoying their working in their spacious environment.  
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Exciting times ahead!

The practice has decided to relocate to the premises formerly occupied by the Ongar GP service. Martyn Pattie LLP has expanded substantially over the years, and and the move will provide more space to meet our expansion needs. We will be doing a lot of internal modernisation and refurbishment to include meeting rooms and better…
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