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2019
7:30 pm Call Me By Your Name – Croft Films @ Croft Hall, Hungerford
Call Me By Your Name – Croft Films @ Croft Hall, Hungerford
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Call Me By Your Name - Croft Films @ Croft Hall, Hungerford
A Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet, and Written by James IvoryWINNER BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY ACADEMY AWARD. Nominated for Four Oscars. Call Me by Your Name is the[...]
Feb
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Sat
2019
9:30 am Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall
Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall
Feb 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall | England | United Kingdom
Aldworth’s community-run Saturday Market is now in Aldworth’s beautiful, newly-built village hall (RG8 9SE).  The hall is off Bell Lane adjoining the recreation/cricket field with a children’s playground next to the hall. The Market runs[...]
10:00 am Introduction to Household Plumbing @ The Mix, Wantage
Introduction to Household Plumbing @ The Mix, Wantage
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Introduction to Household Plumbing @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom
This one-day workshop will cover: taps (changing washers and re-seating), fitting speed-fit and compression connections and pressure testing, cutting pipes and soldering, household isolation valves and an overview of various fittings.
10:15 am Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Feb 16 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Storytime for children under 5 years Every Saturday, 10.15-10.45am at Theale Library. For more information, please contact the library: Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35195
10:30 am ‘Love Hue’ Art Club @ Hungerford... @ Hungerford Library
‘Love Hue’ Art Club @ Hungerford... @ Hungerford Library
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
'Love Hue' Art Club @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
Love Hue Art Club For 7 years + (children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult) 3rd Saturday of the month. 10.30am-12.00pm at Hungerford Library £2 per person – For more information, please contact[...]
2:30 pm Newbury Library Book Group – Sat... @ Newbury Library
Newbury Library Book Group – Sat... @ Newbury Library
Feb 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Newbury Library Book Group – Saturday @ Newbury Library
Newbury Library Book Group – SATURDAY New members are always welcome and it’s free to join. Please drop in to any book group meeting or contact the library for further details: http://info.westberks.gov.uk/bookgroups Third  or fourth[...]
7:30 pm Simon Watterton Piano Concert @ Challow Park
Simon Watterton Piano Concert @ Challow Park
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Simon Watterton Piano Concert @ Challow Park | East Challow | England | United Kingdom
Upcoming Concerts at the Hall at Challow Park This Saturday, February 16th, 7.30pm Simon Watterton (piano) Here is his full programme: J.S.Bach – Prelude and Fugue in A flat Major from Book 1 of the[...]
7:45 pm Woodlanders Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall
Woodlanders Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall
Feb 16 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Woodlanders Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall | Woodlands Saint Mary | England | United Kingdom
Join us on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Woodlands St Mary Village Hall to enjoy some of the finest live country music artists on the scene.  The events are open to all and[...]
8:00 pm Jacob & Drinkwater @ ACE Space
Jacob & Drinkwater @ ACE Space
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jacob & Drinkwater @ ACE Space | England | United Kingdom
  Devon based duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called ‘stand out new Folk’ by BBC6 Music and ‘inventive and thrilling’ by R2 Magazine. Their 2015 indie release ‘The Burning Low EP’ has garnered airplay[...]
8:00 pm Open Mic in Aldbourne @ Crown Inn
Open Mic in Aldbourne @ Crown Inn
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Open Mic in Aldbourne @ Crown Inn | Aldbourne | England | United Kingdom
I’m super excited to announce that Open Mic is back at THE CROWN in Aldbourne! We used to have fantastic nights with immense talent when the wonderful Anna Page was hosting them. Come and show[...]

A Guide to Home Extensions: First Steps

By Orange Key Architectural Design

Extending a home is a popular way to add space without having to move. It is said that for every person who self builds there are 15 that add extensions to their homes (often making more economic sense than incurring the costs associated with moving house).

So if you are expecting a baby and need a nursery, would like to convert your garage to house your teenager (and their drum kit), or dream of turning your loft into a master bedroom, we can help you find the perfect design solution.

Almost all properties (whether an existing home or a newly-purchased house) have building or renovation potential and value can be added to any home by renovating, adding an extension, loft conversion or garage conversion.

Budget

A lot of clients ask us how much they should spend on an extension. The cost of extending can be offset against the considerable expense of moving house. But you still need to think whether the value of your house will be increased by the amount you spend on an extension.

The trick is to extend and to come out well in the investment stakes. This means you have to put a lot of thought into even the smallest extension and give plenty of consideration to the elements and features that will not only add value, but will also benefit the way you live.

Carefully considered design will help you achieve this. Please remember that it is a false economy to extend (rather than move) if you are then unhappy with your extension. We will be publishing a guide soon to the design options available from extensions to infills, using state of the art materials and glazing.

But first there are some planning issues to be aware of:

Will I need planning permission?

Whether an extension or outbuildings require planning permission depends on the size of the project, and the level of Permitted Development rights afforded the property. Under the Permitted Development Rights system a large number of home extensions can be built without requiring planning permission.

What is permitted development?

Permitted development rights allow for minor improvements to be made such as small extensions, porches and garage conversions without requiring planning permission. There are a number of conditions to be aware of:

– You can extend a detached dwelling by 8m to the rear if the extension is single storey

– There are height restrictions. A single storey extension not being higher than 4m in height to the ridge and the eaves,

– It must be built in the same or similar material to the existing dwelling.

– Extensions must not go forward of the building line of the original dwelling.

– Side extensions must be single storey, maximum height of 4m and a width no more than half of the original building.

– In Designated Areas side extensions require planning permission and all rear extensions must be single storey.

– An extension must not result in more than half the garden being covered.

– You can only do it once and the original building is either as it was on 1st July 1948 or when it was built.

– You should bear in mind that if your house is in a Conservation Area or a National Park, the amount of work one can do under Permitted Development is usually restricted.

Extending a Listed Building

If you are the owner of a listed building and wish to extend your property, the challenge will be, how to increase your living space without compromising the original character of your home.

Here are a few important things to think about:

1. You will need planning permission to extend a listed building, and you must apply for Listed Building Consent too.

2. Employ an architectural designer who has experience with period homes, and one who can deliver an extension that’s suited to your listed property.

3. If you do not wish to liaise with conservation officers and project manage the build yourself, engage an architectural design practice to do this for you.

Next steps

Orange Key architectSo, if you think your house needs more space, light or an injection of character to save yourself the hassle of moving, Orange Key Architectural Design in Hungerford will be happy to give you a FREE consultation to see how you can breathe some new life into your home.

Orange Key have a wealth of experience working on a variety of different projects and cater to all budgets. To book an appointment please contact them on 01488 682918 or info@orangekeyltd.co.uk

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