An inspiring lecture on the challenges of urban housing design October 17, 2023

A number of us really enjoyed the recent Guildford Society lecture at the University of Surrey on ‘Addressing the challenges of Urban Housing Design’. Given by innovative, renowned architects Simon Hudspith and Peter Barber, both lectures were interesting and thought-provoking. With a planned visit to London in the spring to visit a couple of Peter…

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Replacement dwelling in a stunning rural location October 3, 2023

We are currently working alongside Chartfield Consulting Limited and Andrew Black Consulting on designs for an exciting new dwelling in a rural location. We secured planning permission earlier this year to convert several existing barns on this tricky green belt site. A replacement house is now proposed as a series of interconnected buildings linked by walkways…

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Residential Project Of The Year June 30, 2023

🏆 RESIDENTIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR 🏆   We are absolutely thrilled that our Private Contemporary House in Guildford won the ‘Residential Project of the Year’ at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2023. The project replaces the existing 1960s house with a new dwelling to modern living standards, using sustainable and energy-efficient materials The house…

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Project Completion in Walton-on-the-Hill June 22, 2023

Lytle Associates Architects were appointed by Elivia to provide a design solution for a new residential development of 14 new dwellings in Walton-on-the-Hill consisting of 4 individually designed houses and a large apartment block.   The site lies within a Residential Area of Special Character (RASC) which required a sensitive, context-driven approach. A hierarchy was…

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Planning Permission for 50 new build homes in East Grinstead June 19, 2023

Lytle Associates Architects have recently secured planning permission for a contemporary residential development of 50 dwellings in East Grinstead. The houses are conceived as traditional brick clad forms, that are staggered with linking elements at first floor that simultaneously create covered parking and private raised terraces.   With thanks to: Ashgrove Homes Robinson Escott Planning…

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Planning Permission for 10 New Homes in Effingham June 8, 2023

We are thrilled to have been granted planning permission under delegated powers for 10 new build residential dwellings on a vacant parcel of land adjacent to Church Street, Effingham.   Lytle Associates were approached with a challenging task – to secure planning permission following the refusal of a previous planning application which was also dismissed…

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Completion of house extensions in Guildford June 5, 2023

We have recently completed a two storey wrap around extension with a rear single storey extension and internal alterations, following the demolition of an existing side garage in central Guildford. Providing much needed additional living space for our clients and their family with additional bedroom and bathroom facilities. The scale and design of the proposals…

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Details – Flint Wall June 1, 2023

SNEAK PEEK 👀 Beautiful flint wall detail at one of our residential projects currently under construction.

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SECBE Constructing Excellence Awards – People’s Choice Award 🏆 May 16, 2023

All nominees for the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2023, are also in the running for the SECBE’s People’s Choice Award including Lytle Associates! We would love for you to take a minute of your time to vote for us on the link below to our ‘Residential Project of the Year’ case study page. Constructing Excellence…

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Sandstone Cottage May 12, 2023

We are pleased to have recently completed the refurbishment of a 100-year-old sandstone cottage and garden, that forms part of the estate of a private client. The proposed works included internal reconfiguration and alterations at Ground Floor to provide a new utility, WC and modern open-plan kitchen diner and living room. At first floor, three…

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Hand Sketches to 3-D Model April 6, 2023

Hand sketching is still highly beneficial early in the architectural design process, enabling us to present the evolution of a project when generating the end product. In this case, we have showcased how this has been applied to the design for a contemporary rear extension based in Surrey and then transformed these hand sketches into…

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Planning Permission for New Four-Storey Mixed-Use Development in Guildford March 31, 2023

Lytle Associates Architects achieved a planning consent via appeal for the redevelopment of the site in the Guildford Town Centre Conservation Area, replacing the existing derelict locally listed public house with a mixed-use development. See link for full appeal decision letter: 2005_4.01_230321 – Appeal Decision

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Beyond Zero Carbon March 28, 2023

An early goal facing the design team on our new build contemporary house in Surrey was for the new dwelling to achieve a 40% increase in area, and to provide 80% of energy through renewables. Various approaches have been utilised to minimise the buildings environmental impact such as high quality, thermally efficient materials to create…

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3D Modelling Design Work March 24, 2023

During the design and feasibility process, we are currently developing our projects using BIM and 3-dimensional modelling, ensuring that we capture our clients’ brief requirements in the early phases. By modelling diagrammatical iterations in 3D and by using real-time rendering software, we are able to draw comparisons between them and deliver the desired result. In…

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Client Testimonial March 21, 2023

At the heart of our new Build Contemporary House in Surrey, was always the requirement to provide an exceptional service and deliver the completed works to the client which met their needs and expectations. We were delighted to receive the below testimonial from our clients. “Lytle Associates Architects exceeded our expectations. They listened carefully, worked…

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New Build Contemporary House Shortlisted for Residential Project of the Year March 16, 2023

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our new build contemporary house in Surrey has been shortlisted for Residential Project of the Year in the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2023. Celebrating the best projects from across London and the South East! With thanks to: Flint Construction Doherty Energy Haworth McCall Consulting Michael Edwards Consultants Limited…

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Contemporary House March 10, 2023

The project brief was to replace the outdated existing property with a new, highly sustainable dwelling, significantly increasing the internal floor area whilst utilising the existing footprint.   The slope of the existing site results in the two storey dwelling having the appearance of a bungalow in the street scene, with the ground floor only…

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Planning permission for 10 new build dwellings, Tongham February 2, 2023

We are delighted to have been granted planning permission for 10 new build residential dwellings on a vacant parcel of land to the west of Grange Road, Tongham. Working as part of a wider consultant team, important design decisions were taken to ensure that the proposals were sympathetic to the existing landscape and local area.…

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Private House, Surrey Hills – Rear View January 26, 2023

New build two storey house on an extremely sloped site. Cedar cladding at the first floor adds a contemporary feel capped by a low-pitched butterfly roof. The South elevation features large format glazing and high floor to ceiling levels which generate a lofty feel to the rooms, overlooking an external lap swimming pool (heated using…

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Private House, Surrey Hills – Approach January 20, 2023

The proposal replaces the existing 1960s house with a new dwelling to modern living standards, using sustainable and energy efficient materials. The house features an air source heat pump, MVHR, lots of PV and a great SAP rating of 107. Not just Zero Carbon, we are 30% beyond Zero Carbon. High floor to ceiling levels…

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Planning permission to locally listed property in Wimbledon conservation area December 6, 2022

We recently obtained planning permission for a contemporary kitchen and basement extension, including refurbishment works to the main house and new garden office outbuilding to a locally listed property within the Wimbledon Road Conservation Area. The design seeks to provide contemporary upgrades to the property, refurbishing the existing bedrooms, reconfiguring a new master en-suite and…

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Internal shot of contemporary dwelling in Guildford November 28, 2022

Internal shot of our recently completed contemporary dwelling in Guildford. High floor to ceiling levels generate a lofty feel to the rooms and large areas of glazing at the two storey southern elevation provide unbeatable views of the Surrey Hills and the South Downs. Photograph by Jon Mcrae Photography. https://www.jonmcrae.co.uk/

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Sneak peek of new build contemporary dwelling in Guildford October 31, 2022

A sneak peek at our recently completed new two storey contemporary dwelling in Guildford. The proposal replaces the existing 1960s house with a new dwelling to modern living standards, using sustainable and energy efficient materials. With thanks to Jon Mcrae Photography for the brilliant completion photos, more coming soon! https://www.jonmcrae.co.uk/    

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Behind the Scenes in the Office October 25, 2022

THIS IS US! A Behind the scenes tour of our Guildford office. We have been nominated for “Architectural Practice of the Year” in the Surrey Property Awards. We would love to win this and would really appreciate your vote (link 👇) http://surreypropertyawardsvote.co.uk/

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Planning Permission for twenty, new build dwellings in West Sussex September 22, 2022

We are delighted to have been granted planning permission working with Sigma Homes for 20 new build affordable and market dwellings on currently vacant farmland in Haywards Heath, West Sussex across 11 different house types on this well-connected site. Working as part of a wider consultant team, important design decisions were taken to ensure that…

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