Carl Croft

Recent Posts

How To Choose An Architect

Many people wonder how to choose an architect, we think it’s easy, here’s how… Now I know that you’re thinking the next words to hit your eyeballs are going to be “Look no further, come and talk to Croft Architecture”. Of course you are more than welcome to talk to us for more detailed advice on how to choose an architect and we can answer your questions personally. However without exception not ...
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Cycling challenge for the County Air Ambulance

On 6th June Sarah Croft and I will be joining a small team of cyclists who have willingly agreed to attempt the ultimate cycling challenge to raise money for the County Air Ambulance Trust HELP Appeal.
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Charity bike ride for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice

In 9 months I have turned from a road cycling novice into what my wife refers to as an utter cycling geek! I must confess that I have become a tiny bit addicted to the sport. Accepting my new found obsession I thought I'd put it to good use and raise some money for a needy cause at the same time. Not being one to shy away from a challenge I signed up for the annual Dougie Mac 110 mile Bike Ride ...
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Job Vacancy for Part 2 or Part 3 Architect or Technologist

Croft Architecture Limited is a growing RIBA Chartered Practice with a wide range of clients in a variety of development sectors. We are presently working on a number of exciting commissions, and have a vacancy for a positive and pro-active individual to join our team. A permanent full time position is immediately available for a talented individual at either post Part 2 or post Part 3 ...
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Win £5,000 of Architectural Services!

This coming January 2014 sees Croft Architecture turn 5 years old. We're really pleased to announce that as part of celebrations for our first half-decade, we are running a competition opening today and leading up to our 5th birthday.
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Outline Planning Application? Why bother?

You may have heard of an Outline Planning Application, but what does this mean? What is it for? Why would you use one? An outline planning application is a planning submission undertaken with some Reserved Matters which are identified for submission at a later date.
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Party Wall Notices and the benefit of tea and biscuits

The Party Wall Notice When having a big party at home, it’s only polite to inform the neighbours. There's no obligation, that's just what good neighbours do.
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Permitted Development 2013 - Start building in 42 days!

Double the size and double the benefit? Hot off the press, we're promised that permitted development 2013 will to stimulate economic activity, cut red tape, and support local sustainable development. The latest amendments to permitted development rights came into effect on 30th May 2013.
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3 easy ways to change your planning permission

Fantastic! You have your planning permission ; the world is your oyster! ... or at least that bit within the red edge is! However for whatever reason it’s just not quite the permission you were looking for. Of course it is always best to get the design as you want it before applying for planning permission. However we all change our minds sometimes don't we? Sometimes we can't foresee all of our ...
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Can I stay put during building works?

If ear defenders, Pot Noodles and Wet Wipes aren't your thing then you ought to consider decanting to better accommodation for the duration. However if you’re prepared to accept some disruption, then you might be considering the implications of occupation during building works. The aim of this post is to help you to make a decision on this question... Should I stay or should I go during building ...
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