Friday, 13 October 2017

Garden Room Extension

We have recent seen completion of a modern single storey extension for a traditional end of terrace house in Cheshire. Built to complement in traditional materials including reclaimed brick and zinc roofing, the end wall is fully glazed in 3m high panes in a minimal frame design to connect the space with the rear garden.

Garden Room
Bespoke Sliding Glazing       |        Garden Room        |        Roof Glazing                

The glazing slides back to step out onto a new stone patio and re-landscaped garden, whilst a large 3m long roof window has been inserted to bring daylight deep into the space and to maintain a level of daylight into the existing living space of the main house.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Barn Conversions & New Build Houses Complete

A development consisting of barn conversions, new build houses and remodelling of existing buildings has recently completed on site. The Bridge House project is a converted farm & smallholding in Thelwall, lying on the edge of open countryside and in a Conservation Area. 

Haybarn Conversion Thelwall
Haybarn Conversion Before & After 

The existing buildings are locally listed and characteristic of rural Cheshire. The development includes remodelling and extension of the existing farmhouse; conversion of the threshing barn into a substantial 3/4 bed dwelling and a 2 bed dwelling, sensitively arranged to maintain the existing features; the conversion similarly of the haybarn into 3 bed dwellings and several contemporary new build 4 bed dwellings.

New Build Houses Thelwall
New Build 4 Bed Houses

The project is a development by McCauls. For more information on the development, please click HERE.


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Conservation Area House Renovation

We recently saw completion of a large house renovation in the Lymm Conservation Area.

Conservation Area House Renovation
Front Facade: Before & After 
Conservation Area House Renovation
Rear Facade: Before & After 

The design consists of replacing a large conservatory with a two-storey rear extension, inserting a glazed rear gable and reconfiguring the internal layout to provide a large open plan ground floor which opens out onto the garden, and works to upgrade the front façade of the property.

Conservation Area House Renovation
New open plan Living space & First Floor Sun Lounge

The project took approximately 9 months to complete on site and the works on site have been nominated for a 2017 LABC North West Building Excellence Award.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Lymm Heritage Centre Opens

The new Heritage Centre for Lymm saw its grand opening a few days ago with an exhibition on Cycling History in the local area: ‘A Quiet Revolution’ run in conjunction with Walton Hall Cycle Museum.

Lymm Heritage Centre
'A Quiet Revolution' Cycling Exhibition

The exhibition is housed in the former Royal British Legion Club in Lymm Village Centre. Cb3 designed the new centre in conjunction with the group and obtained relevant permissions for the renovation of the building which includes: a new front façade, roof, complete internal fit out and new facilities; including an office, new WCs, Kitchen and meeting room to complement the main exhibition space.

Lymm Heritage Centre
New Front Facade
For more information on visiting or becoming a member of the centre please click here to reach the Heritage Centre Website.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Pownall House

Set in a desirable location with open countryside beyond the site boundaries, this project to refurbish and extend a former farmhouse has completed on site.

Pownall internal view
Pownall elevated view

A carefully refined layout, open plan in part, sensitively addresses the change across the site from residential to open countryside. Large glazed elements capture views and provide a comfortable series of spaces bathed in natural light for family living and entertaining.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Small Projects: Nearing Completion & Recently Completed

We have recently seen completion of several smaller scale projects; single-storey & two-storey extensions and bespoke one-off residential properties. We thought you may be interested in seeing a few images. We have a selected 4 projects from the Cheshire area:


1. Bespoke two-storey new large one off dwelling, Lymm

2. Bespoke one and a half storey replacement residential dwelling, Lymm 

3. Contemporary two-storey domestic extension, Lymm 

4. Single storey domestic extension, Stockton Heath

Thursday, 30 March 2017

All Systems Go


This week has seen the all new cb3 design website launched. 

We invite you to click here to take a browse as our online portfolio continues to expand over the coming months.
CB3 Design Architects

Friday, 10 March 2017

Coming Soon...

March 2017 will see the launch of cb3 design's brand new website (sample view shown below).
cb3 design website
coming soon to www.cb3design.co.uk

Easier to navigate, easier to view projects and better suited to showcase our portfolio, keep an eye out in the next couple of weeks as it goes live.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Lymm Methodist Church

During the past year we have been working with Lymm Methodist Church to analyse the use and condition of the Church buildings and work up a set of strategy options for the short and long term future of the complex of buildings on the site. A range of proposals were put together for consultation, including renovation options to improve access and better cater for the needs of the many local groups which use the site alongside the congregation. Of these, a few outline proposals have been worked into a sketch model to give a more tangible sense of what may be possible within the site constraints.

Lymm Methodist Church Sketch Extension
Sketch Front Extension

Lymm Methodist Church Sketch Extension
Sketch Central Extension

Friday, 20 January 2017

Lymm Heritage Centre

Having attained planning permission in 2016, works are progressing well on site for the redevelopment of the former Royal British Legion Club in Lymm Village.

Lymm Heritage Centre Proposed Drawing

The building is being renovated with a new roof, new front façade and new facilities inside to include an Exhibition space, Office, new WCs & Kitchen and a Meeting Room; and will become home to the new Lymm Heritage Centre later in 2017.

Lymm Heritage Centre On Site
Lymm Heritage Centre On Site

Friday, 13 January 2017

New residential development: On Site



This development of 7 new dwellings on a windfall infill plot in Lymm, Cheshire are progressing well on site. Each of the 3 and 4 bed family homes includes a garden and off street parking on a plot which is surrounded with existing residential properties. 

Houses on Site in Lymm
Houses on Site in Lymm

Existing trees on the site have been protected and retained to provide the starting point of the private and public landscape works which will commence once the houses are complete later in 2017. BCA Landscape have developed the hard and soft landscape design as illustrated below:


BCA Landscape Plan


Friday, 16 December 2016




Wishing all our clients, colleagues and friends a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

The offices will be closing on the 22nd Dec until the 3rd Jan in Lymm and 4th of Jan in Peebles. 

Should you need to contact us between these dates, please email:

neil.babb@cb3design.co.uk / keven.lester@cb3design.co.uk

From all of us at cb3 design architects we wish you well.