Architecture News

We regularly update our news page with information on recent projects, planning approvals gained, completed projects and any other topics which we think might be of interest. Please take a look below and do get in touch if there is anything which you would like to find out more about.

Station cottage in Derbyshire completed under permitted development

Station cottage in Derbyshire completed under permitted development

Constructued under permitted development this is a completed extension to a Station cottage in Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire. We delivered a simple lean-to design with skylights to flood the new kitchen...

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Hazelwood Cottage, Belper - Home renovation project

Hazelwood Cottage, Belper - Home renovation project

Planning win! Took a while and lots of changes along the way but we have finally had planning granted by Amber Valley for this massive home renovation project which sits in an area of green belt land....

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Hackney Road home receives planning permission

Hackney Road home receives planning permission

Planning win for works to this Victorian property on Hackney Road, Matlock, Derbyshire - A two storey extension, single storey garden room extension and landscaping works. We've created a planted retaining...

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Planning win in Newcastle - Under Lyme

Planning win in Newcastle - Under Lyme

Yippee! Our first planning win of 2024 for this brick home from Newcastle-under-Lyme council. We have designed a large garden room with an attached snug which sits below the existing building eaves so...

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Eco upgrade your home at Alderwasley Village Hall, Derbyshire

Eco upgrade your home at Alderwasley Village Hall, Derbyshire

We were invited last night to St Margaret's Hall, Alderwasley, Derbyshire to do a talk to the local villagers on how to make their homes more energy efficient. It was a really good night and a helpful...

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Stone extension in Peak Park nearing completion

Stone extension in Peak Park nearing completion

A very simple but perfectly executed two storey side extension at Moorhall Estate in Bakewell, designed by us and constructed by one of our reccomended builders. The eye is in the detail, just look at...

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Before and After!

Before and After!

Love a good before and after shot! We think these images sum up how good design and an excellent local builder can bring the character and life back to an old stone property. We love our client's addition...

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Planning permission for Ashbourne home

Planning permission for Ashbourne home

Planning permission granted for one of our smaller schemes in Ashbourne. Quite a simple rear extension but a more extensive internal rejig illustrated with an internal 3D view with our clients furniture...

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Completed Peak Park project in Oker

Completed Peak Park project in Oker

Completed project in Oker (Peak Park). This project was about reorganising the interior of the house to create a new entrance hall and stair case. The front elevation of the house was also redesigned to...

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Planning permission granted in Mansfield

Planning permission granted in Mansfield

Planning Permission granted for this 1930's property in Mansfield! ⭐The garden was previously accessed from ground floor level down some external stairs. We have created a garden level basement kitchen...

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Cavendish - Affordable housing, community parking and allotments

Cavendish - Affordable housing, community parking and allotments

Recently we have been working with the Matlock Community Land Trust to come up with a balanced plan to provide the local community with affordable houses, some valuable parking, open space and allotments....

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Planning win in Amber Valley

Planning win in Amber Valley

Planning win! Took a while and lots of changes along the way but we have finally had planning granted by Amber Valley for this massive home reno project. Totally replacing the 'new part' of the home in...

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Planning success for hilltop garden pavilion

Planning success for hilltop garden pavilion

We have been granted planning for this garden pavillion in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. The glassy pavillion sits within the slope of the rear garden of an existing home. Immersed within the tree-scape, extensive...

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New build home designs

New build home designs

We have four new houses ready to go in for outline planning permission in North East Derbyshire. Four bedrooms each with their own double garage finished in local stone and render in their own little shared-surface...

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Planning for Derbyshire Dales barn conversion extension

Planning for Derbyshire Dales barn conversion extension

We have had planning permission granted by Derbyshire Dales for this barn conversion extension project. A really long process for a very simple extension (which looks nothing like the originally submitted...

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Conversion of old girls school, Amber Valley

Conversion of old girls school, Amber Valley

We are excited to have been appointed to undertake conversion works to this former girls school in the Amber Valley region. We love the projects with an interestng background - watch this space as we start...

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Interior design layouts for your home

Interior design layouts for your home

Interior design makes a house a home, but it’s sometimes easy to forget that the architecture and interiors should go hand in hand. At Manning Holden Architects, we always design our projects with...

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Hemp Lime - Site work

Hemp Lime - Site work

Rebecca has been getting hands on with Hemplime as a volunteer recently. The new build project was based in the picturesque mid-wales, and was designed with natural, sustainable materials throughout. Rebecca...

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Stone extension in Wirksworth Conservation Area nearing completion

Stone extension in Wirksworth Conservation Area nearing completion

Here are some photos from a recent site visit. This project is located in a Wirksworth conservation area - adding a new stone extension to the existing wonky red brick and stone house. The extension provides...

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Planning granted for 2 storey stone extension to North East Derbyshire (Ashover) home

Planning granted for 2 storey stone extension to North East Derbyshire (Ashover) home

We are excited to have now completed the building regulation drawings for this Ashover property. The proposals are to add a 2 storey side extension onto the existing 'wonky' home. The house which was previously...

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Planning Granted in Amber Valley, Derbyshire

Planning Granted in Amber Valley, Derbyshire

This exciting project in Amber Valley has been granted planning permission for extensive extension works to all 4 sides of the property! We can't wait to see this one come to life!

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Planning permission granted for glazed side extension to Darley Dale Home

Planning permission granted for glazed side extension to Darley Dale Home

Planning permission has been granted for internal reconfiguration works and a glass side extension to this Stone built Derbyshire home in Darley Dale. We are now undertaking the working drawings for this...

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Derbyshire Dales District Council - Planning successes of 2021!

Derbyshire Dales District Council - Planning successes of 2021!

In 2021 we had over 20 Derbyshire Dales Planning applications granted permission! At Manning Holden Architects we work with a number of local councils obtaining planning permission for our client's to...

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Two storey side extension in the Peak Park - Planning granted

Two storey side extension in the Peak Park - Planning granted

We have been granted planning permission by the Peak Park for a two storey side extension to an existing stone property. The proposals also included a single storey rear extension to be clad in cedar -...

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Design options for Architect projects in Derbyshire!

Design options for Architect projects in Derbyshire!

Have you decided that you want to improve or expand your space but have no idea where to start or even what you would like it to look like? Should it match the existing building? Or could you go for something...

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Design on the River Derwent

Design on the River Derwent

Here's an image of a second option we did for one of our projects which sits within meters of the River Derwent. The design is for a contemporary, timber frame add on to a historic property. The existing...

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Porch design with a difference!

Porch design with a difference!

Porch designs don't all have to look the same! You might be looking into the design of a porch for a home rennovation project, new build or maybe just to replace an existing unsightly one. We would like...

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Designing a home for an awkward plot

Designing a home for an awkward plot

It is a challenge within itself finding a plot suitable for your new build home. Many plots are dismissed due to complexities such as size, shape, proximity to neighbouring buildings and access. An awkward...

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Happy clients in their new home!

Happy clients in their new home!

We would like to share some photos of a new build property we have in Chesterfield. Not quite finished yet, it needs to be rendered, landscaped and touched up but it is complete enough for our clients...

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Extension designs in Derbyshire

Extension designs in Derbyshire

Here are a few images of a recent design which we did for a historic stone property in Amber Valley. We have created a basement extension so that the client can access their garden straight from a new...

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Pre-Application Planning Advice - Should I get it?

Pre-Application Planning Advice - Should I get it?

Making a planning application can seem like a huge unknown – what if you employ an Architect to design your dream home or extension, pay all the associated fees and submit it only to receive a point...

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Planning permission granted for Mansfield extension

Planning permission granted for Mansfield extension

Planning permission granted by Mansfield District Council for a contemporary rear extension to the client's living room. This replaces an existing bay window which currently provides insufficient light...

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Permitted development granted for period property in North East Derbyshire

Permitted development granted for period property in North East Derbyshire

A lawful development certificate has just been awared for permission to build a rear extension on this period property in Ashover, North East Derbyshire. The dwelling is a detached stone-built dwelling...

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Permitted Development for Peak District National Park extension

Permitted Development for Peak District National Park extension

Really pleased with the outcome of this project. We originally requested some pre-planning advice from the Peak District National Park planning authority to be told that it would not get planning permission...

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Granted! Planning permission for side extension in Matlock, Derbyshire

Granted! Planning permission for side extension in Matlock, Derbyshire

Granted! Planning permission for side extension in Matlock, Derbyshire

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Test out your new extension ideas with some of our 3D studies

Test out your new extension ideas with some of our 3D studies

Test out your new extension ideas with some of our 3D studies

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Historic Derbyshire out-building conversion on site

Historic Derbyshire out-building conversion on site

This historic out-building is located within the Bonsall Conservation Area. The property is a substantial, two-storey, historic building located at the rear of the main house with access to its first floor...

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Working with an Architect for your home!

Working with an Architect for your home!

Employing someone to design or remodel and build your most valuable asset is likely to be a nerve racking experience. Unless your project is very simple it makes sense to at least talk to an architect...

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MHA new advertising

MHA new advertising

Quite pleased with the aesthetic of our new flier so thought we would share it! Fudged together quickly by Anna for an advert in a publication when we didn't feel that the one provided by the graphics...

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Building regulations drawings for Derbyshire projects

Building regulations drawings for Derbyshire projects

What are building regulations? If you aren't sure how to proceed after you have been granted planning permission, please do get in touch and let us guide you through the next stage of your project.......

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