We are pleased to announce Emily White and Angus Clogg have joined our team.

Emily joins us as an Architectural and Interior Designer and has gained over 4 years experience working with clients locally, in London and also producing conceptual designs for global companies.

Angus has arrived at Plaice having completed his Masters Degree in Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, having previously worked in a London practice prior to his studies. 

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AuthorGlen Read

Following successfully achieving planning consent for the extension and conversion of Dorincourt Guest House in Felixstowe, Plaice are pleased to have received the commission to develop detailed designs for these new contemporary apartments. The construction works are planned to commence in July 2018 with view to welcoming the first residents in the spring 2019.

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AuthorGlen Read
Categories2018

Planning permission has been granted for new bespoke dwelling located along the cliff top in Felixstowe, Suffolk. The home will enjoy commanding views of the sea with private access down on to the beach.

The project also involves the construction of a new swimming pool, pool house and new landscaped gardens. Plaice are currently progressing detailed designs with a view to constructing the property in the summer.

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AuthorNick Loomes
Categories2018

Works have been progressing well on site to remodel and extend a Victorian property in Woodbridge, Suffolk. 

The building was made watertight, following the install of the feature three meter roof light and slimline sliding pivot doors in the open plan Kitchen area.

The new boundary walls are now complete, enclosing the courtyard space where a new braai is being constructed. Next stages are first fix electrics and plumbing along with commencement of internal finishes.

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AuthorChris Game

The members of the Wickham Market Village Hall New Build Group and Plaice Design carried out a very well attended public consultation with the residents of Wickham Market and surrounding areas to gauge their opinions on the design of their new Village Hall.

The meeting on Saturday 27th January asked residents to give views on two schemes produced by Plaice Design, which varied on whether the Wickham Market archive centre is located on the ground or first floor, the size of the hall’s footprint and available space for car parking.

Margaret Holland Group Chairman said 120 people gave their views. “Generally, they’ve been really impressed by the work that has been done so far. We want to provide a ‘hall for all’ to bring in as many different users as possible. We are trying to improve the facilities to get the bookings back again. And we also want to encourage the artistic side of the village by having display areas with the appropriate lighting.”

Plaice will now assist with the collation of the comments and finalise designs ready to submit for Planning in due course for the proposed £1.6m project.

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AuthorGlen Read
Categories2018

An existing three bedroom dwelling in Ipswich, Suffolk which was refurbished and extended to provide a modern five bedroom family home for its new owners is now complete.

The brief, was to provide a side and rear extension to cater for a new Utility, Study, open plan Living Room and Kitchen to open up and engage with the garden, along with two new first floor Bedrooms and En-suite. The existing dwelling was extensively refurbished to provide a re-modeled Family Bathroom, Dining Room and Sitting Room.

The project also consisted of upgrading the existing timber windows, and installing a striking green roof to the new rear extension.

The scheme was recently acknowledged by Ipswich Borough Council Building Control as an exemplary example of successfully extending a domestic property, and was put forward as an entry to the LABC East Anglia Building Excellence awards.

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AuthorNick Loomes
Categories2018

Plaice are pleased to have received Planning permission for the restoration and conversion of a dilapidated agricultural barn in Blythburgh, Suffolk. The barn is located in the curtilage of a Grade II listed building and the site is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Working alongside consultants Evolution Town Planning consent was secured to transform the barn into a three bedroom property with open plan kitchen, living and dining rooms and first floor mezzanine.

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AuthorGlen Read
Categories2017

Plaice are celebrating for the second time this year, after winning the Design Category Award at the recent Suffolk Coastal Quality of Place Awards, held at East Suffolk House, Riduna Park, Melton, Suffolk.

The awards, organised by Suffolk Coastal District Council recognises and encourages an interest in the quality of the built and natural environment of the district and promotes an awareness of the need for high standards in all forms of design, including Building Conservation, Design, Nature & Landscape.

The winning entry, an alteration and extension to a 1960’s property in Sandy Lane, Woodbridge is a bold and dramatic scheme, which set out to completely overhaul the existing property, almost doubling its footprint.

The awards were presented by Suffolk Coastal Chairman, Councillor Chris Blundell with Bronze plaques presented to each Winner. The Judges said: 

“This scheme epitomises what the Quality of Place awards are all about. Here is an ordinary house, in an ordinary area, radically transformed into visual magic by the simple but beautiful use of shape and form, the clever exploitation of structure, views, and light, and the restrained application of colour, all in a way which is readily recognisable, and achievable, by others, in this age of increasing individuality and visual awareness. May we see many more examples of such individual enterprise.”

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AuthorGlen Read
Categories2017, Awards