Merry Christmas from Brightman Architects in Sheffield!

It's been an exciting start for Brightman Architects this year and as we come towards the end of 2014, it's time to reflect on our progress so far. 

This year has seen the start of Brightman Architects as a full time business due to high demand and an increasing level of workload after many years of running the business on a part-time basis in Sheffield. Since then, we have seen the launch our fantastic new website, our Facebook page and our Google+ page as the business has grown. It's certainly been an exciting start, with a wide range of different projects located across the north of England, from Lincoln to Wigan.

We have an exciting new build 5 bedroom farmhouse, timber barn and quadruple garage currently on site, with the house due to complete early in the new year and the barn shortly after.  This new green belt property will sit on fantastic grounds with stunning views over the Lincolnshire countryside.  We also have a number of great house extensions and refurbishments that are on site, or currently being developed, that we hope to add to our website soon!

Notable new projects this year include a number of large transformation projects to existing houses. In particular, we have two projects, one currently under construction and one going through the planning system, which both increase their existing floor space by around 50-60%, extending on two sides and totally redesigning the layout of the house.  Creating open plan areas and large amounts of glazing to really improve their property.  We are also in the initial design stages of an exciting project which is to extend and transform an existing chalet-style house which is set into the hillside.  Looking at ways to open up the space, using the topography and cutting into the hillside to increase natural light levels and create a fantastic property for a young family.  Watch this space for more details!

We are currently progressing and adding more useful information to our website, providing new introductory guides to the key stages and aspects of extending or building your new home.  The core areas of planning permissions, building regulations and permitted development rights have been added to the website as part of a new look services page. We hope to add even more information to our site in the new year, looking at different aspects of residential design and project situations that may help you on your next project.

As the year has progressed, we have received more and more projects and enquiries and now we are busier than ever!  We hope to be able to bring you more project photos, including an exciting new office design and a small convenience store as we take on more commercial projects in the new year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Brightman Architects!