Journal

Planning Success in Blaby, Leicester

The Proposal Walters Architects are pleased to announce we have received planning approval for two new dwellings in Blaby, Leicester. The proposal is for the conversion of an existing coach house to a two-bed dwelling and a new two-bed dwelling. Both properties benefit from off road parking and private garden spaces. Planning Approval In planning…

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Do I Need an Architect?

Why Ask? Walters Architects are often asked ‘Do I need an Architect?’ and we totally understand why. Usually, people don’t really know what an architect does. It’s quite easy really, you need an architect to either design a building or to achieve permission to build. Possibly both. It’s probably best to be clear at this…

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Update to the Building Regulations.

The Building Regulations are being update as of the 15th June this year. The previous standards will apply for the next12 months. Walters Architects attended a seminar led by the RIBA and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to find out more about the proposed changes. There are a couple of new changes…

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Apprentice Architect

This summer marks the first full year completed by our apprentice architect at Walters Architects. Here we intend to provide a short insight into the experience from the perspective of both the student and practice. The Apprentice Architect Will came to the office 3 years ago wanting practical experience whilst studying a BA (Hons) full…

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Class Q – Planning Permission for Barn Conversions

What is Class Q – Planning Permission for Barns? Class Q – Planning Permission for Barn Conversions is a form of planning permission which allows owners to convert agricultural buildings under a rural ‘Permitted Development’ scheme. Introduced in 2014 the scheme helps with a shortfall in rural living. What are the Parameters? Class Q covers…

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RIBA East Midlands Student Charrette 2022

What’s a Charrette? On Wednesday 24th Feb 2022, Walters Architects supported the first ‘RIBA East Midlands Student Charrette’ since pre-pandemic times. The local Leicester School of Architecture stationed at De Montfort University hosted 50 students from across the East Midlands currently studying for qualifications in Architecture. Students ranged from years 1-6, creating a fantastic mix…

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Recruiting Architectural Staff

What we need Walters Architects are recruiting architectural staff to join our expanding creative team. Situated in the centre of Leicester, we work on exciting projects locally and nationwide. Varying from one off houses and domestic extensions to commercial buildings and business parks. Our projects involve working for private and professional clients, individuals and company’s,…

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How Long Does Planning Permission Take?

What do we do? At Walters Architects we help clients achieve planning approval all the time but are often asked, ‘how long does planning permission take?’. The truth is, it varies between application types and planning departments. How long does the Planning process take? Domestic applications should take approximately 8 weeks to be decided. A…

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