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Christo in Richmond. Work continuing on site and the contractor lucky to have space, with a huge garden backing on to the trees of Sheen Common. #trees #wrapped #sitevisit #samtisdallarchitects #refurb
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Slowly slowly. The ubiquitous loft extension- but using some nicely sourced tiles which are actually new but have an aged look. More freedom for the extension, although in a conservation area and still subject to planner tweaks. This will all be clad in Shou Sugi Ban Yakisugi rainscreen cladding- a burnt version of our cambridge job, with green roof on top.
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Most of the plants are in, and we hope will thrive and start to attack the order of the garden. I rarely see lighting at nighttime and good to understand a bit more the importance of this. The pond snails are not available- being stuck in a delivery depot for 48 hrs not to their liking! Still more to do and really appreciating having a project to work on in these tricky times. #gardens #plantsvsarchitecture #samtisdall #gardendesign
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Home garden project. Mad dash for enough materials to allow some DIY to throw into the mix of work and home schooling. Plants to come. Hope everyone is well and keeping spirits up! #vandemoortele #pond #oaksleepers #concretebench #samtisdallarchitects
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Wendell Road project, coming along. We are unsure of what the next weeks and months hold but are taking it day by day, working from home and following the government advice. Keeping our distance but also keeping in touch with clients colleagues, friends and neighbours, and trying to look out for people in more precarious situations than we are. #samtisdall #keeppositive #helpingothers
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Garden project: black Dutch bricks, burnt oak setts (hidden in this pic), oak sleepers, concrete, a pond and the most exciting bit will eventually be the plants. A fig tree we hope will thrive and grow up the rear wall, and an Acer will be the largest plant with planting providing a mix of textures, and a palette of greens, reds and purples that maintains interest through the year. This all came about to resolve contaminated land issues, with 60cm minimum of new top soil required to every flowerbed or soft area. This affected the design with the decision taken to get rid of any grass, which struggles in a small garden anyway, replaced by hard but permeable surfaces. Nevertheless tonnes of earth was removed including a full size oven we found buried several feet underground. A few weeks to go yet. Skilled work by @cristi_burciu #gardendesign #blackandgreen #samtisdallarchitects
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First ridge beam goes up and it fits perfectly. Hooray. We are hoping we get a break in the weather but all the hard work has been done so it should go up quickly. #flitch #ridge #steelandtimber #samtisdallarchitects #askewvillage
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A chain saw morticer- looks vicious- but does the job. This is being used to cut 150 deep slots in the ends of rafters to be connected with a ply flitch plate, to form a stiff ridge joint. An all wood detail courtesy of @engineers_hrw. Mark and Darren only have another 44 slots to go.
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Back in 2013 we completed a 2 bed new build cottage for our lovely clients Jane and Eddie. They are still enjoying it 7 years on. Photo by @richchivers #alexandrapalace #oldclients #exposedjoists #oakbeam #samtisdallarchitects
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Drilling for a new water borehole in Richmond. 150m to get to the water table. Once this has been drilled six shallower boreholes go in for a new ground source heat pump to provide all heating and hot water to a 30’s arts and crafts house. New insulation throughout as well. Old house with some new technology. #drilling #groundsourceheatpump #water #richmond #samtisdallarchitects
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Island has gone a minty sort of green courtesy of @emiliefournetinteriors ....just an external steel balustrade to go. The hard work by chris. #samtisdallarchitects #ashflooring #niceart #brookgreen #familyspace
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Paddington basin, Brunel building in the background. I can’t help but find the old and mundane (galvanised tables and benches) more interesting. Maybe it is often that way. The steel exoskeleton apparently not structural- so is it just an out of date statement about how to add lots of unnecessary carbon to a building? If it was ‘beautiful’ it might get away with it. #moreisless #canal #barges #happyman
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Almost finished Brook Green (near Shepherds Bush) refurb to a ground floor of a house. Some nice simple spaces, proper pics to come later! Colours by @emiliefournetinteriors #ashflooring #blueisonfor2020apparently #shepherdsbush #samtisdallarchitects
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Nice to start 2020 with some PR. A short profile piece in Grand Designs Feb 2020 issue, explaining how a ‘little blunder’ led to the idea for the front extension of a Cambridge cottage. The whole house was refurbished and insulated to modern standards with additions to front, back and loft. Thank you to the client and to Grand Designs Mag. #refurb #cedar #cambridge #timberframe #oldandnew #samtisdallarchitects #granddesigns
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Brook green project, going to be complete before Brexit...I think. The island designed and made by the main contractor, Chris, who has done an excellent job. Reclaimed teak top and Tulip base. Colour TBC and we have some bold choices elsewhere in the project, with some expert help of @emiliefournetinteriors #samtisdallarchitects #bespokejoinery
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Brook green: a simple new staircase with steel newel post and round oak spindles. We used the old handrail- just a bit too short (Damn) so we will need to splice on a small piece. Spindles and newell to be painted so the steel post will be lost. A few weeks away from completion all being well! #cutstringer #handrail #joinery #brookgreen #samtisdallarchitects
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White oiled Wisa ply joinery and kerto joists on an extension in Brook Green. A lot of care and attention by Chris on site. A finish before Christmas with maxlight pocket door due in this week. #kerto #wisa #plywood #osmo #maxlight #samtisdallarchitects #w14
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Demo on site in Barnes #demolition #firstyoumustdestroy
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Suds scheme. Soakaways under permeable paving to form demarcated parking areas, in an area that is at risk from surface water flooding. A un-glamorous intervention that may even go unnoticed once finished, but good to see. I believe paid for by Thames water #suds #thameswater #nononsense #wendellpark
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DIY window fitting- a bit of grinding required but a lovely oak projecting window is in. Next to make the fold out desk. Thankyou neighbours/ friends/ parents/ family for the help... #windowdesk #blackoak #hardwork
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Paint shop choices at our local v useful paint shop on the A road.
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A view from the kitchen towards the dining area with a frameless window set into the existing brickwork. A concrete shelf is set into the brick wall at the end of the dining area. This was cast with rebar sticking out of the back which was painted with bitumen paint and bedded into the external leaf of brickwork so it couldn’t be pulled out of the wall. A really simple detail. Photo @clickclickjim #samtisdallarchitects #framelesswindows #concreteshelf #johnperkinsprojects
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Thanks to @clickclickjim for suggesting some dusk shots. And we risked having the most important people, the clients (Becky and family thank you), in the photo😶. A shame we just missed the wildflowers on the roof- next year! #hernehill #bricksandlime #crittalldoors #samtisdallarchitects #exposedjoists #cosy
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As an antidote to planning delays for no good reason, or other similarly frustrating issues of the day, I would highly recommend you go and see the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at the design museum. Some of my favourite things are the story boards produced by artists who worked alongside Kubrick. As well as beautiful models of space craft for 2001, details of technical innovation pre digital effects, incredible attention to detail everywhere. All very similar to the painstaking and sometimes frustrating process of architecture. A lot to inspire. The design museum appears to be bedding in and looking much better than I remembered from first visit. Thank you @gdbarton2012 #stanleykubrick #designmuseum #spaceodyssey #detaildetaildetail #process
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Stair landing at Baldock way carefully designed and made #steel #douglasfir #samtisdallarchitects #cambridge #refurb #architecture
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So pleased parliament stood up to the bullying and lies and MPs took control last night. An added bonus to see this man getting a telling off from Caroline Lucas. #democracy #contemptuous #slouching #brexitlies
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Nice to have a pic in Enki magazine and thank you to Carolyn for spotting!! Even if it is just a pic of some rainscreen cedar cladding and velfac windows (bottom right!). #pr #fame #thebigtime #samtisdallarchitects #richardchiversphotography #velfac #cedar #enki
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A quick visit to the garden museum. What a lovely courtyard. Good to see other people’s work! #plants #zinc #church @dowjonesarchitects
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Our Herne Hill job reached practical completion today. Thank you to all @johnperkinsprojectsltd and a happy client to boot. #crittalldoors #concreteshelf #exposedjoists #samtisdallarchitects #sunnydinningroom
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We have just secured permission for a two bed semi sunken house in Shepherd’s Bush. Only after cajoling and pushing the planners and threatening an appeal. This is a very discrete scheme but the conservation officer still argues it would have a detrimental effect on the adjacent conservation area- based on what is however unclear. 25 conditions applied which makes developing the site no easier. Good to get the result though- our fee depended on it. #planningpain #newhouse #basement #halflevels #shepherdsbush
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Bathroom #green #walnut #blacktaps #samtisdall #encaustic #dandeliontiles
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Kensal rise pic showing the view from the entrance hall through to the garden. #chevron #valchromat #pink #light #samtisdallarchitects
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New study which was branded the Oast House by the contractor. Tongue and groove wainscotting to the walls with light from a high level rooflight. Photo @richchivers #cambridge #study #douglasfir #samtisdall

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