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Architectural Portfolio – Issue #1

We have some great news to share! We’ve just released the first issue of our Architectural Portfolio showcasing a small selection of our Developer & Housebuilder projects from 2020-2022! Download the pdf below to have a flick through – we would welcome your thoughts and don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to discuss…

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Using Paragraph 72 to Solve the Housing Crisis – A Guide for Landowners

The UK housing crisis has recently been well covered in press releases. However, for well over a decade, barriers to home ownership have been consistently diminished. Whilst unprecedented amounts of support was provided to assist the construction and housing market during Covid by the removal of stamp duty, this, alongside the desire for more space…

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Reserved Matters Scheme for Mulberry Homes at Launton, in Cherwell District.

RDC were pleased to be commissioned by Mulberry Homes to produce a Reserved Matters scheme for their development at Launton, in Cherwell District. The site was subject to a number of constraints that needed to be resolved such as attenuation requirements, retained landscape, neighbour issues and flood zones. Resolution of these constraints resulted in an…

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Our Newest Member of the Team – Welcome Kerryn!

We are pleased to announce Kerryn Flaherty has joined the RDC team as a Junior Design Assistant! Kerryn brings an exceptional portfolio of graphics and artistic knowledge, and we are really looking forward to having her on board to assist across all of our projects, brand and portfolio development, and her positive attitude! Welcome Kerryn!

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Meeting M4(2) for Small Apartment Blocks

“Approved Document M – Access to and Use of Buildings” came into effect on 1st October 2015, which relates to the access and use of buildings. Part M is split into two volumes, the first of which relates to the access and use of dwellings. This volume provides accessibility requirements for three different types of…

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RDC CIAT Registered Practice!

We are delighted to share that our proven track record of delivering high quality projects for our clients have been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), and as a result, RDC are now a CIAT Chartered Practice! As an organisation, our CIAT registration reaffirms our commitment to delivering the best practice, highest…

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5 Ways of Streamlining the Planning and Pre-Construction Process – The RDC Way!

Meeting our client’s aspirations is the part of our job that we love to do. However, whilst we love to satisfy our clients, putting together a successful development isn’t always as easy as designing a great scheme. Meeting the Clients requirements whilst complementing the surrounding area, responding to local and national planning policies, considering cost…

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We’ve re-decorated!

To complement our new branding we have taken the step to re-decorate our studio in our new corporate brand colours with some new signage to match, superbly modelled by our Associate Director Guy Siragher! We’d love to welcome you to our offices in Northamptonshire to check it out and we'll put the kettle on to…

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Bespoke Development in Meldreth, Cambs

Following the granting of outline planning approval at a heavily constrained site in Meldreth, Cambridgeshire, RDC were initially commissioned to prepare planning designs and development appraisal information for a scheme of 9 bespoke detached dwellings. In addition to layout and house type design, planning for the site involved the production of comprehensive documentation to respond…

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