Journal

Update To The Building Regulations + New Approved Documents.

On 15th June 2022 a significant update to the Building Regulations was introduced. Transitional arrangements will apply, allowing the previous standards to apply for a period of 12 months. Walters Architects attended a seminar led by the RIBA and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) which ran through the changes and new introductions….

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Apprentice Architect

This summer marks the first full year completed by the apprentice 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 Will came to the office 3 years ago wanting practical experience whilst studying a BA (Hons) full time at…

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Class Q – Planning Permission – Barn Conversions

What is Planning Permission under Class Q? Class Q is a form of planning permission which allows owners to convert agricultural buildings under a rural ‘Permitted Development’ scheme. The Class Q permission was introduced in 2014 to help with a shortfall in rural living. What are the Parameters? Generally to qualify, buildings must have been…

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RIBA East Midlands Student Charrette 2022

What’s a Charrette? “A charrette is an intensive, multi-disciplinary workshop with the aim of developing a design or vision for a project or planning activity.” 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…

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Recruiting

What we need Walters Architects are looking for new staff members to join our expanding creative team. Situated in the centre of Leicester, we work on exciting projects locally and nationwide. Our projects include domestic and commercial schemes for private and professional clients, with projects varying in size and complexity. Ideally, we need three new…

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How Long Does Planning Permission Take?

What we do Walters Architects undertake building designs and submit planning applications as part of our everyday practice. As well as being Architects, this fundamentally makes us Planning Consultants, of sorts. We submit planning applications, coordinate with the planners and act as the client’s agent. This allows us to control the applications and ensure there’s…

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