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.

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. Building...

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Planning permission granted for annex accommodation, Matlock

Planning permission granted for annex accommodation, Matlock

We are pleased to receive the news that planning permission has been granted for the erection of an annex building within a client's garden. This will provide accomodation for the reisdent's elderly parent...

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RIBA Find an Architect!

RIBA Find an Architect!

Now find us on the RIBA 'find an Architect' website! https://www.architecture.com/find-an-architect/manning-holden-architects/matlock Here is what the RIBA say about using an RIBA Chartered Practice such...

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Planning permission granted for annex extension in Middleton, Matlock

Planning permission granted for annex extension in Middleton, Matlock

We have been granted planning permission for this new link extension to an existing out-building. The resident can now have an accessible connected bedroom annex complete with shower room for when her...

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Interior visual of our new build bungalow now on site

Interior visual of our new build bungalow now on site

We always find it helpful for clients to be able to visualise what their new space is going to look like - it can sometimes be difficult to imagine simply by looking at a floor plan. Here is a computer...

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Planning permission granted for Old Sunday School loft conversion in Matlock

Planning permission granted for Old Sunday School loft conversion in Matlock

Planning permission successfully granted for this loft conversion to an Old Sunday School in Matlock. Due to the nature of the building’s history, planning was a bit of a struggle but we got there...

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What is the ARB?

What is the ARB?

ARB stands for Architect's Registration Board. ARB’s register is the only statutory register of architects in the UK. Every architect whose name appears on the register has met the standards set...

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Loft conversion design service

Loft conversion design service

Are you thinking of converting your loft space but not sure where to start? It can be a nightmare figuring out whether your loft space will work as an additional bedroom. Will it have sufficient headroom...

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Planning permission granted for bungalow in Chesterfield

Planning permission granted for bungalow in Chesterfield

We are excited to announce that Planning permission has been granted for this new build bungalow set deep in Derbyshire woodland. Planning was achieved amazingly quickly (12 weeks from starting drawing...

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Manning Holden Architects are now a RIBA Chartered Practice

Manning Holden Architects are now a RIBA Chartered Practice

We are pleased to announce that Manning Holden Architects are now an RIBA Charted Practice. What is a RIBA Chartered Practice? RIBA stands for the Royal Institute of British Architects. RIBA Chartered...

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MHA is up and running!

MHA is up and running!

Manning Holden Architect's are pleased to announce that we are up and running and open for new exciting projects! More information will be added to our website over the coming weeks. Please contact us...

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