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Site BoardHere at Dot. we are trying our very best to ensure all of our clients have a more positive outlook for the forth-coming new decade and with the threat of Christmas looming large, we were pleased to learn that we have gained yet more approvals in Bournemouth and Christchurch. This now takes our approvals to 30 units since November, thus bucking the recent trend and demonstrating that with our hands on approach to planning there are plenty of opportunities out there. Look out for our boards coming to plots near you soon.

Leaf update: Following on from our recent post, we were amazed to hear that the Leaf Christmas ball made over 20 grand. So maybe in the spirit of the evening that Tottenham shirt wasn’t too excessive after all……. We will keep you posted on all Leaf charity events coming soon and rest assured all those still reeling at not being involved due to such a high demand, we will endeavour to get another Dot. table, so keep your fingers crossed……..


Leaf Charity

Well what a lovely evening we had at the LEAF charity ball. As you all know, we helped out on the re brand and website alongside Jellyphish and due to this collaboration we decided to take a table at the charity ball and invite a few of our favourite friends!

The ball was a delight, hosted at the lovely Haven Hotel in Sandbanks, we were welcomed with a champagne reception, of which muchos got drunk! We were then treated to a ( rather early ) Christmas dinner – even the sprouts were nice.

After dinner we battled it out in a raffle for some rather exciting stuff, Wayne Rooney’s signed England shirt was top of the agenda and snuck away for a rather tasty £350. Not all were as lucky, there was talk of some reveller paying over £300 for a Tottenham shirt – our thoughts go out to you, chin up!

We would like to thank everyone who joined us on our table, Peter Ergis and his other half Sandy, Paul Bloomfield and his Wife Emma, Penny King and her pal Suzi Wang, Dave of Jellyphish with his wife Erica, and of course, our Lovely wives Lucy and Ali.

Lastly we would like to thank Leaf Charity for the invite. The whole evening was so well organised and had a lovely vibe the whole night – please go to to see the good work these guys do and for a really worthy cause.

LEAF – see you next year!!



And the good time just keep coming…. Last night we gained yet more success, this time in Salisbury on a long running application for five cottages. The brief was to design the properties so that the end result would look as if they have been there forever.

The roller coaster that is the Planning Committee took their time in delivering the verdict, but deliver they did. The end result, as seen above, was a terrace of red brick and render with knapped flint detailing. To the rear there are bi-fold doors from a wholly open plan ground floor, leading on to ample sized gardens.

Here at Dot. we were especially pleased to hear of the planning committees complimentary comments not only on the design, but also the way the application was presented.

Lastly, we would like to thank Ken Parke, of Ken Parke planning, who joined the application at a late stage steering us through an awful lot of red tape to ensure a positive result for our client.


AdelineWell this is turning out to be a good week for the dot boys! We have just received notification of another approval. Its been a long old process and there has been a lot of too-ing and fro-ing between ourselves and the council, but our scheme at 2 – 4 Adeline Road has finally been approved at local level . The scheme for 14 flats has been designed to mirror the proportions of the inherently Victorian surroundings, while the finishes will be of a contemporary nature. The scheme has been praised for the more modern approach and will go a long way to the ongoing Boscombe Redevelopment. The flats are a stones throw from the recently finished Pier approach development. Thanks to the clients, who were open to our preferred design route, a great project and very enjoyable.

To add to that, we have also had an approval for our very contemporary extension over at Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth. The scheme is a double storey extension to a family home, increasing the accommodation and giving the family a large open plan living area out to the garden. Time is of the essence on this bad boy so keep your eyes peeled for more blog posts as the build moves forward.

Extension Hengitsbury HeadThe timber clad finish gives a clear division between the old and new of the dwelling, the balcony offers the master bedroom views down the road to the sea and clifftops.

Other news includes, more illustration work for BBC Focus, more instructions on large and small schemes all over the country – we are just busy, busy, busy on the lead up to Christmas.

Hope you are all well, we will keep you informed as we get more news!

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