Ian Bower is a qualified Architect BSc(Hons), BArch(Hons), RIBA

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Building regulation approval at 14 Kersteman Road Bristol

We now have building regulation approval for a large two storey extension to 14 Kersteman Road, Bristol.

The client Steve Wray is very pleased and is now exploring the requirements for Party Wall agreements with his neighbour and is  seeking suppliers of retaining wall sections.

The structural engineer was Adrian Brown of Peasedown St John who has come with the structural design required for the below ground garage

New Canopy to Pixie Cottage garden, Congresbury

My client David Jenkins has asked me to design a steel framed canopy within their walled garden to Pixie Cottage, Congresbury.

It appears that we are within the new permitted development rights of North Somerset planning authority and we will therefore not need a full planning application.

I am now seeking quotes for the diamond shaped pyramidial rooflight planned to the flat roof canopy and will be developing the structural steelwork design.

Patchway bungalow development Outline Approval

I have obtained planning approval for a new bungalow within the garden of an existing semi-detached house in Patchway.

The client has a large triangular rear  garden and she  asked me to plan a new dwelling.

We are now seeking reserved matters approval which is expected to be granted in early December

Portishead architect up and running

I have moved my practice from Bath to Portishead Somerset. I  am  based close to the attractive new marina developments. I intend to provide architectural services to the growing population of this up and coming commuter town of North Somerset. I have already been asked to look at adding a mezzanine gallery in a new lighthouse like apartment and to design some internal alterations to a new house to make it suitable for a wheelchair user.














Tennyson Road planning permission

I have just gained planning consent for  a loft conversion in Tennyson Road, Bath. Arthur Ling my client is very pleased as the site is within a conservation area but, by careful design, the application went through without any problems unlike neighbouring properties.

Design & Planning Application Park House

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House conversion


Mark Bigwood Properties Ltd. asked me to prepare a design and planning application for the conversion of this existing large Edwardian doctors’ house into five self-contained flats.

To meet the building regulations acoustic measures were added to the existing timber floors and to maximise the return on this speculative development, constructed behind the existing flat roof parapet and off the flat roof, is a new mansard roof accommodating a penthouse apartment.
Park House design and planning application

Building & Faculty Plans St. George’s Church

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Easton-in-Gordano and Portbury

Accessible Disabled Toilet

Within the confines of  two neighbouring  Anglican churches I prepared the required building plans and faculty plans to allow for the incorporation of accessible toilets. The churches both now benefit from disabled friendly wc facilities.

Gordano toilet faculty plan

Barn Conversion at Stone Barn

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Residential Conversion near Bath

Stephanie Szakalo

Building plans for the barn conversion of Stone Barn into two self-catering holiday lets.

Barn conversion at Stone Barn

Plans for Barn conversion at Stone Barn

The conversion used fibre cement profiled sheeting made by Marley Eternit to bring a sympathetic treatment to the roof.

Residential Conversion Plan

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Woodside Grange


Conversion of coach house into residential annexe.

Woodside residential conversion plan

Granary Barn Conversion

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Higher Farm

Tyntesfield Estate, Portbury

Denise and Mark Bigwood

Eco-friendly barn conversion conversion of two adjoining large stone granary barns and outbuildings into six bedroomed house formerly on Lord Wraxall’s Estate.

The barns have oak roof trusses and use minimalist internal design to produce galleried bedrooms and all within a tight budget. The project includes the conversion of outbuildings into two bedroomed self- contained annexe.

Barn conversion at Tyntesfield