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THE NEW SUSTAINABLE

written by: 50degrees on 21.11.18

We’ve been mulling over ways to re-engage with the sustainable agenda and encourage our clients and potential clients to lessen the impact of their buildings on the environment. While there isn’t much current government legislation promoting sustainability, it has never been more relevant to take care of the environment and plan for the future. We […]

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Can you get us planning permission?

written by: 50degrees on 12.11.18

Planning is a system, one we negotiate on most schemes. Some boroughs and councils have good teams and case officers, some are overrun with applications and can be slower and more pedantic. As architects we are asked, usually in the first meeting with a client, ‘can you get us planning permission?’. The short answer is […]

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Your chance to win a tour of Turner’s House followed by lunch at The Bingham!

written by: 50degrees on 28.10.18

To celebrate our move to Richmond, this week we’re launching our very first 50 Degrees North competition!   For your chance to win a visit to the recently restored Turner’s House in St Margaret’s followed by a delicious lunch for two at The Bingham on Richmond Hill simply follow the instructions on our Twitter, Facebook […]

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50 Degrees North moves to Richmond!

written by: 50degrees on 12.10.18

Phew! So, last week we moved office. We said goodbye to historic Willoughby House in St Margarets, our home for the past 6 years, and hello to the equally notable St Johns Studios in the centre of Richmond. Having not moved house for a very long time, this is the closest we have come to […]

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written by: 50degrees on 08.07.18

A meeting with Bill on bikes // this week I met my old boss Bill Dunster to talk about floating homes, he’s built a few and has spent much of his life living next to the river. I remember working from Hope House (his home and Office) prior to starting 50°, Hope House is on the river […]

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Architectures link with cycling

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BUILD IT ARTICLE – JULY’ 18

written by: 50degrees on 28.06.18

Built It magazine July 2018s Issue is about the ‘interior design journey’ in many ways, we hadn’t completed the exterior when the photoshoot was carried out, but its nearly complete now and we will shortly have a photo set of the landscape and external elements that ‘frame’ the house and give it the refined setting […]

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BUILD IT JULY ’18 FEATURE

written by: 50degrees on 29.05.18

We’re in it again, West Wittering Beach House is featured in the current (July 2018) issue of Build It, Margot the office dog is interested in the article (she wants to tear it to shreds no doubt). It’s a great article by our jounralist Friend Stephanie that looks in the concepts and key design elements […]

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RIBA JOURNAL: Roundhouse

written by: 50degrees on 15.02.18

Terrific to see our friends at Roundhouse featured in today’s RIBA Journal!  http://riba.msgfocus.com/q/17EEDKnhCzesvGJ6qbyPCR/wv   Our Sidney Road project is just one example of their beautiful bespoke designs; For this project we decided to create a crisp space fitting in a wonderful kitchen by Roundhouse and focus on several key design features to realise an award worthy scheme.   […]

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PLANNING FEES GOING UP

written by: 50degrees on 19.01.18

Some news from the government regarding planning fees. They are going up! Please use this link to see the new pricing structure which we will be using on all fresh applications – https://ecab.planningportal.co.uk/uploads/english_application_fees.pdf

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Houzz Feature: ‘How to Get Closure on Your Design Project’

written by: 50degrees on 16.01.18

We’ve been featured in the Houzz Lifestyle editorial  ‘How to Get Closure on Your Design Project’ The work is over, but you still can’t let go… Find out how to make peace with the end results of your renovation. Read the full article here: https://www.houzz.co.uk/ideabooks/98970352/list/how-to-get-closure-on-your-design-project        

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We’re Hiring for 2018!

written by: 50degrees on 19.12.17

Part II or Part III Architect We are expanding again and welcome applications from Architects who are experienced, motivated and friendly – responsibilities will include job running multiple projects, preparation and development of drawn and written documentation, liaising with clients, consultants, planners and builders. You will need to work pro-actively on a daily basis. The […]

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Don’t Move, Improve! 2018

written by: 50degrees on 31.10.17

We’ve just entered our Campbell Road project into New London Architecture’s  ‘Don’t Move, Improve! 2018′ Awards to be recognised as one of London’s best and most innovative home extensions and improvements. For more information on the Campbell Road  visit our project page here: http://www.50degrees.co.uk/project/campbell-road/ Watch this space!…..     

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BUILD IT AWARDS 2017 – VOTE FOR US

written by: 50degrees on 05.09.17

With Voting closing this week we are asking clients, contacts, friends and associates to vote for use on the following link: http://www.self-build.co.uk/vote-britains-best-renovation-extension-architect-or-designer. We’d love to win and the competition is strong…… Go on, VOTE for sustainability!!!!  

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Commercial & Change of Use Projects

written by: 50degrees on 21.08.17

   Last week we went to visit a scheme we completed two years ago, a 450 seat new church in Walton on Thames. The building, previously a car dealership, also features a large function space with kitchen and toilets; offices and pastors lounge; sound booth and rehearsal space; and of course the main auditorium with […]

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BUILT IT AWARDS 2017 SHORTLIST

written by: 50degrees on 14.08.17

We’ve just had word from Built It Magazine Awards that we are shortlisted for Best Renovation project for the West Wittering Beach House project. We’re so delighted and are looking forward to meeting Marcus Brigstocke at the ceremony in September. Watch this space, fingers crossed……..

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Banksy

written by: 50degrees on 26.07.17

Our newest project, in Acton, has a Banksy on the side of it. Concealed for ages and not exactly on show now its exciting to see one in the flesh. The wrapped elevations on the proposals will need to feature a framing of sorts we think……

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HOUZZ………………

written by: 50degrees on 26.07.17

We have been featured in another Houzz article, this time looking t decorating tips. We bring to each project our network of trades and suppliers to achieve inspirational spaces finished to perfection like the West Wittering Beach House project below…… Check out the article and browse the mine of information this is Houzz: https://www.houzz.co.uk/ideabooks/87662820/list/decorating-masterclass-10-common-mistakes-and-how-to-fix-them  

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The Brief

written by: 50degrees on 19.07.17

Recently the types of enquiries we have been receiving has changed a little, the backdrop of Brexit, the summer slow down, the housing market and peoples tastes and budgets are all playing a part. But crucially people still need to extend, renovate and space-plan their homes and potential new homes. The housing market is sluggish, […]

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FAKRO Press Release

written by: 50degrees on 17.07.17

A fresh press release from our friends at FAKRO about The Beach House…. http://www.fakro.co.uk/media-centre/press-releases/beach-house-retrofit/

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Festival, Music and Passion

written by: Lyndon Thomas on 10.07.17

On the 6th July we attended the House Festival in Marble Hill Park, as ever it was a blast. It was a place to meet past clients and have discussions and fun with the backdrop of the amazing Marble Hill house. Set to undergo a major refurbishment and upgrade of its park facilities Marble Hill […]

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Ideal Home Magazine Feature: West Wittering Beach House

written by: 50degrees on 03.07.17

We are very excited to see 50 Degrees North’s very own Leigh & Charlotte Bowen appearing in the latest issue of Ideal Home magazine with the West Wittering project. The August 2017 issue is currently on sale so grab yourself a copy! (westwitteringbeachhse.co.uk)

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West Wittering Beach House

written by: 50degrees on 23.02.17

   We are pleased to announce that the West Wittering Beach House (westwitteringbeachhse.co.uk) is complete, just waiting on the landscaping now but we have just carried out the photography  and furnished the house. We are expecting press coverage in the spring and to liaise with the PR dept’s of the project partners to promote this low […]

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DON’T MOVE IMPROVE 2017

written by: 50degrees on 09.02.17

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO THAT’S DESIGN RELATED….? CHECK OUT OUR LISTED ‘SIDNEY ROAD PROJECT’ COMPLETED LAST YEAR THATS PART OF THE EXHIBITION FOR NEW LONDON ARCHITECTURES ‘DONT MOVE IMPROVE’ COMPETITION SHOWCASE. ON AT THE BUILDING CENTRE ON STORE STREET (NEAREST TUBE GOODGE ST) UNTIL END MARCH…… HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (THE EXHIBITION THAT IS). 50

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Houzz News

written by: 50degrees on 09.02.17

We’ve been using Twitter to put out useful info and updates recently. We are pleased to announce that we have been voted Best Of 2017 on Houzz AND longlisted in the NLA Dont Move Improve competition. We’re proud of this and are aiming for shortlisting for 2018, watch this space. Houzz article can be found […]

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Recent magazine features!

written by: 50degrees on 03.06.16

Just catching up on our recent magazine features! We had our Upper Park Road project featured in the House Beautiful magazine (May 2016 issue). Then, last month we had our Holly Bush Lane loft conversion project featured in Good Homes (June 2016 issue). Now, we have our Holly Road project in the latest issue of […]

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50 Degrees CdP De Ronde

written by: 50degrees on 06.04.16

We were very proud this week to see Chris from CdP completing the Tour of Flanders in 50 Degrees Colours. 143 miles of cobbles, hills and other bike related craziness. Excellent work.

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Real Homes magazine feature

written by: 50degrees on 29.03.16

A case study of our Holly Bush Lane loft conversion project has been included in a special bedrooms feature magazine which accompanies the May edition of Real Homes magazine. The magazine supplement is called ‘154 ideas to transform your bedroom’ and includes many exciting ideas to jazz up your sanctuary. We are so pleased that one of […]

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Church for sale

written by: 50degrees on 14.03.16

Announcing a project that we worked with our client Yuri on: http://www.antonyroberts.co.uk/properties-for-sale/263578?index=5&search_type=sale. A wholesale refurb and extension in stark contrast to the RIBA award winning Kew house by Piercy & Company. This was an interesting project with some challenging detailing. While we worked on our project ‘The Old Church’ we had the chance to walk […]

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Folded, geometric opportunity……….

written by: 50degrees on 14.03.16

We’re pleased to be developing a fun, geometric commercial scheme with our client Terry Moore, we love working with Terry and cant wait to give everyone more news of this exciting project…… See some of Terry’s amazing portfolio at www.terrymooredesign.com    

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10 Years in the post…….

written by: 50degrees on 09.03.16

We are 10!!!! March ’06 was memorable for many things but of course the most critical news of the month would have been the start up 50 Degrees North Architects then based in, Peckham. Now based in Richmond we are 10!!! More to follow on the celebrations of course.

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Eco Build

written by: 50degrees on 08.03.16

There’s never enough time to go swanning off to conferences and exhibitions but I’m excited to be visiting EcoBuild this week on Thursday to see what’s happening……

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ECOBUILD ’16

written by: Lyndon Thomas on 07.03.16

Excited to be going to EcoBuild this week on Thursday, we’re hoping to catch up with a few familiar faces and promote the Westwitteringbeachse………..

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VOLTIMUM AND OSRAM PARTNERSHIP

written by: Lyndon Thomas on 07.03.16

Today is a great day for us, we’re going live with our partnership with ‘Osram’ & ‘Voltimum’ in time for promotion at EcoBuild this week. Our West Wittering project the ‘West Wittering Beach House’ (www.westwitteringbeachhse.co.uk) is on site and like Fairlawns and Norbury projects will be a beacon of sustainability. Have a look at the […]

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We’re on the look out for a senior architect……

written by: Lyndon Thomas on 29.02.16

We are looking for a new member of the team, a senior architect. If you would like to apply please see the link below. https://www.ribaappointments.com/job/623/architect/

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Holly Road photos

written by: 50degrees on 13.10.15

We’ve just had a recently completed project photographed. This lean-extension was designed with planning constraints and is in a Conservation Area. We are thrilled with the results!

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Club De Pedales Climbers Extraordinaire

written by: 50degrees on 25.09.15

Today Chris from CdP is climbing Tourmalet amongst others in 50 Degrees North climbers colours and we salute him and his new sleek physique! Showing them all how its done. 20% at 30° for 50°……..Allez!!!!!

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Woman & Home feature

written by: 50degrees on 22.09.15

Our Pilgrims Way project has been featured in the October issue of Woman & Home

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New Project Photos

written by: 50degrees on 11.09.15

We have had two of our recently completed project photographed! Take a look at ‘Whitton Road’ and ‘Norman Avenue’ on our projects page.

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Eco Home West Wales

written by: 50degrees on 28.08.15

  Our client Clive Anstey and his family have built this amazing holiday home in West Wales in the lovely village of Little Haven. Set into a secluded hillside Clive self built this brilliant home. Check it out here on Owners Direct: http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8147203.

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Eliott’s trip to Northumberland #7

written by: 50degrees on 24.08.15

20/08/2015 Holiday house – sketch using fineliner https://instagram.com/eliottwells/

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Eliott’s trip to Northumberland #6

written by: 50degrees on 24.08.15

20/08/2015 Cherryburn Farmhouse and Malcolm the alpaca – sketch using fineliner https://instagram.com/eliottwells/

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Eliott’s trip to Northumberland #5

written by: 50degrees on 24.08.15

17/08/2015 Clock Tower Gate at Wallington Hall – sketch using fineliner https://instagram.com/eliottwells/

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Eliott’s trip to Northumberland #4

written by: 50degrees on 24.08.15

13/08/2015 Barnard Castle – using fineliner https://instagram.com/eliottwells/

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Eliott’s trip to Northumberland #3

written by: 50degrees on 24.08.15

13/08/2015 At the coffee shop – when it rains Eliott sketches in coffee shops, using fineliner https://instagram.com/eliottwells/

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Eliott’s trip to Northumberland #2

written by: 50degrees on 24.08.15

12/08/2015 Lindisfarne Castle – sketch using fineliner   https://instagram.com/eliottwells/

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Eliott’s trip to Northumberland #1

written by: 50degrees on 24.08.15

10/08/2015 Souter Lighthouse – sketch using fineliner https://instagram.com/eliottwells/

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Gridshell Visit

written by: 50degrees on 18.08.15

  Leigh visited the Weald & Downland Centre last week near Chichester and got to see the Stirling listed ‘gridshell building’. An amazing structure made of 4 layers of cross connected timber each piece no bigger than 3×2″ to span a massive area. The building is used to educate in timber construction with courses, exhibitions […]

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Office Fit

written by: 50degrees on 22.07.15

We here at 50 Degrees realise the value of a holistic existence and part of that is health and well-being. We don’t have time for spa breaks and daily massage but were all on our own little plans to get fit/keep fit. Charlotte has caught the bug and is now a pilates convert with several […]

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Houzz Award

written by: 50degrees on 16.07.15

Eliott attended the Houzz Summer School in Clerkenwell this morning, he enjoyed meeting the team and learning about more of the site’s features. He looks forward to sharing the benefits of this fabulous site with our clients. He also picked up our Best of Houzz 2015 Design Award!

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Work Experience – Welcome Hope

written by: 50degrees on 15.07.15

With school holidays upon us we welcome this week Hope Haslett from Teddington School. Hope is considering a career in architecture or possibly graphics and is with us to see how the working world works. She is doing some extremely helpful social media work and office admin and is a great if temporary addition to […]

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New build, Surrey

written by: 50degrees on 27.04.15

We’ve just had a photoshoot done of a new build house we designed near Hampton Court Palace. Architecture – 50 Degrees North Interior Design – Terry Moore Design Photographers – Media Wisdom

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Magazine feature

written by: 50degrees on 27.04.15

We’re excited to see our extension and refurbishment of a 1970s detached house in Hampton Hill feature in this month’s Woman and Home magazine. This was completed with IMKO London and their interior design team. This is a great example of architectural space planning, rear ground floor and loft extensions creating a light filled spacious […]

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Exciting job opportunities at 50 Degrees North

written by: 50degrees on 22.04.15

50 Degrees North Architects is looking for a Senior Architectural Technologist and Part II Architect to join our busy team. Working from our fantastic offices next to the Thames in Richmond and specialising in residential, new build and refurbishment were keen to hear from experienced, positive and motivated people……

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Pilgrims Way featured on Houzz

written by: 50degrees on 07.04.15

One of our projects, Pilgrims Way, has been featured on Houzz. Click on the link below to read the article. Houzz Tour: A 1920s House Reinvented as a Chic Modern Family Home

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Arrivals

written by: 50degrees on 02.02.15

50 Degrees would like to send Tamsyn and Harvey our best on the arrival of baby Eden. Many many congrats from the team.

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A client’s view

written by: 50degrees on 03.10.14

Here’s a short film which shows you round a beautiful, light-filled extension we created for our lovely clients in Twickenham.

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