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  • THE CHRISTOPHER HUNT PRACTICE (CHP) - Architectural Technologist. A clients guide to Architectural & Building Design services in Marlow High Wycombe Maidenhead and surrounding areas of Buckinghamshire Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Not an Architect.
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  • Not an Architects but an Architectural Technologist and Technician in Marlow, High Wycombe and Maidenhead - Initial site meeting for feasibility report and fee quotation for building plans and specifications for domestic home extensions.
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  • The Property Potential Report by The Christopher Hunt Practice. Not an Architect but an Architectural Technician in Marlow, High Wycombe and Maidenhead - Initial site meeting for feasibility report and fee quotation for building plans and specifications for domestic home extensions.
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  • Joint venture property development schemes. The Christopher Hunt Practice. Not an Architect but an Architectural Technologist in Marlow, High Wycombe and Maidenhead - Increase the value of your site by allowing us to gain Planning Permssion on your site rather than selling it under value to another developer.
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  • Architectural Technologist and Technician in Marlow, High Wycombe and Maidenhead - About us - The Christopher Hunt Practice - Architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area.
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  • Our area - The Christopher Hunt Practice - Architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area including High Wycombe and Maidenhead.
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  • Our history - The Christopher Hunt Practice - Architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area including High Wycombe and Maidenhead.
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  • Our fees - The Christopher Hunt Practice - Architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area including High Wycombe and Maidenhead.
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  • Our clients for Architectural and Building design Services.
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  • LABC Partnering with Wycombe District Council
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  • Frequently Asked Questions - regarding architectural services for house extension design.
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  • Our other web sites - The Christopher Hunt Practice - Architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area.
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  • What is the difference between an Architect & an Architectural Technician or Technologist explained. The Christopher Hunt Practice - Architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area.
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  • Conditions of engagement. Before engaging the services of CHP, ensure you have read and understood the following conditions of engagement. If you have any queries please feel free to ask.
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  • Testimonials - what previous clients have said about our Architectural and Building Design Services for home extensions. The Christopher Hunt Practice Marlow.
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  • Architectural services at a glance. An outline of most services offered by CHP. You can select from them as your desire or requirements - Use it like a menu system from partial or full services. Each service is a 'stand alone' item of work that will be priced for as a fixed cost in most cases. This allows the client to pick the level of service that suits them at a known fixed cost.
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  • Other consultancy services. Although CHP handle the Architectural Design and Construction elements, sometimes other consultants are required to assist you in obtaining the required Planning and Building Control Consents. Some are legal requirements that the building owner has to comply with. All these services (if required) are pulled together and administered by CHP but they will be paid for directly at cost by the engaging client. CHP does not make any margin on the use of external consultants. CHP has access to a wide range of these external consultants whom he has work with over the years. Should any of these services be required for you particular project they will be identified and costed in right at the start within my 'Initial Site Meeting Service' - hence the value of such an initial assessment of your works.
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  • Why use Christopher Hunt to design and handle your home development house extension scheme. Architectural Technologist in Marlow, Bucks.
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  • Top 10 tips for selecting your home extension designer or architect. For a successful engagement of a well sourced and experienced building designer to match your expectations then these suggetsed tips may just point you in the right direction.
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  • Property sourcing and visiting services for people wanting to move into Marlow from outside the area but do not have enough time to visit a property for sale. I will view and report on any property for sale in Marlow on your behalf. Architectural Technologist in Marlow, Bucks.
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  • Architectural Technician in Marlow, High Wycombe and Maidenhead - Photo gallery of past projects for residential extension design in Marlow Maidenhead and High Wycombe.
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  • Single storey rear extension - 2007. Existing property:- Semi detached Victorian dwelling. Clients requirements:- To remove the existing inadequate rear extension and erect a new larger extension to form an open vaulted kitchen and dining area with contemporary design features for roof glazing and a frameless glazed corner. CHP comments - scheme very much client lead with a good firm brief of requirements. Many technical challenges for cantilever support of glazed door corner and uneven boundary wall to be retained.
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  • Office block to residential dwelling conversion - 2009. Existing property:- Two storey office block in Marlow conservation area. Objective:- To convert the existing office building from office use to 2 No. dwelling apartments. CHP comments - No new building volume proposed only internal alterations. Many technical challenges relating to thermal compliance and party floor sound insulation.
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  • Replacement dwelling chalet bungalow Marlow. Clients requirements:- Initially approval obtained to extend the existing property but after inspection and opening up the existing property was too bad for reuse so another scheme was proposed for complete demolition and replacement to a similar design of the extension scheme. CHP comments - Hard to determine practicality of extending versus costs of complete rebuilding when a property is extended to a high degree during design build up. Saving of VAT is often the motivator. It is a fine line.
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  • Replacement dwelling house Gerrards Cross Bucks. Clients requirements:- To use the site simply as a plot in this much sort after area. To remove the existing outdated dwelling and erect a substantial quality property incorporating a basement & rooms in roof (four floors in total). Client very open to design ideas and suggestions. Site had important trees that could have affected size and siting of property so pre-emptive report and guidance taken from Tree Specialists. Client went with the original design proposal and the scheme received formal Planning Approval at the first attempt. CHP comments - Apart from existing mature trees, very few planning issues arose. Generally well supported by neighbours. Hard to determine where the 'over-development' threshold is for schemes like this - can be very subjective. Top quality spec dwelling produced.
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  • 2 for 1 replacement dwellings - redevelopment of site. Clients requirements:- To maximise development potential on the site. CHP comments - scheme went through 3 design proposals before being acceptable to Planning Dept. Planners were resistant to garages being located under main dwellings as part of a basement design that would have created more space.
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  • Large bungalow extension. Clients requirements:- To extend the property for maximum development to provide spacious living accommodation with internal annexe for relatives. CHP comments - Not much left of original dwelling but still more economical than complete knock down & rebuilding.
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  • Large bungalow extension. Clients requirements:- To remove the existing inadequate hipped roof & install a new steeper pitched roof with dormer windows for conversion into habitable bedrooms and bathrooms. To extend at the rear to form a large family kitchen and eating area. CHP comments - Difficulty with Planning Dept. over dormer design who were resistant to linked pitched roof dormer windows.
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  • Large bungalow extension. Clients requirements:- To remove the existing inadequate rear extension & erect a new larger extension to form an open vaulted kitchen and dining area with contemporary design features for roof glazing and a frameless glazed corner. CHP comments - Increase of ridge height would be resisted by the Planning Dept. due to similar size properties either side of the site. Crowned roof design solution offered to maximise first floor space.
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  • Large house extension. Clients requirements:- To extend the existing property for maximum development on the site to form a large family dwelling house. To remove the existing flat roof of previous side extension and replace with a pitched roof. To incorporate thermal improvements and use of materials, fittings etc. for a low carbon dwelling. CHP comments - scheme very much client lead with a good firm brief of requirements. Many technical challenges along the way.
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  • Semi-detached house extension. Clients requirements:- To extend the existing property that was entirely original to form an extended dwelling house of reasonable size for a young family to a budget cost. This was not maximum development for the site. To refurbish the existing structures inside & out. To retain cottage feel to the extended property. CHP comments - I was given a free hand to propose what I thought was required based upon the clients brief. As the property was a semi-detached house where the adjoining property had already been extended & refurbished, we took our design lead from that neighbour to maintain an overall balance to the properties.
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  • Large house extension within the green belt using permitted development rights. Clients requirements:- To extend the existing property by as much as possible to form a two storey large family dwelling, maximising views across the open countryside, to improve its external appearance and character and to provide a totally refurbished modern home appropriate for the generous plot size and wonderful location all within the constraints of the Green Belt. CHP comments - I was given a free hand to propose a set of works and extensions that was very much reliant upon exploiting the recent changes to the Permitted Development rules if we were to achieve the final size of the completed dwelling.
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  • Replacement double garage. Clients requirements:- To replace the existing garage with a more characterful detached garage using appropriate sympathetic design and external materials. CHP comments - I was given a free hand to propose a scheme design that would be supported by the Planning Dept. As the garage was forward of the principal elevation it could not be constructed under the sites permitted development allowances.
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  • To remove the existing bungalow on a large site within the green belt and to erect a pair of semi-detached houses. Clients requirements:- To maximise development potential on the site. CHP comments - scheme went through 2 design proposals before being acceptable to the Planning Dept. Planners accepted that infill development was acceptable within the Green belt provided the site was within a recognised settlement within the green belt where limited 'infilling' is acceptable subject to design. Very contentious route through planning due to neighbours and administration errors by the Council.
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  • To extend the existing dwelling at the rear for a large family kitchen and eating area & additional bedroom space over. Clients requirements:- To extend the existing property for a larger sem-open plan ground floor living space and additional bedrooms over. To remove the existing inefficient conservatory. To incorporate internal alterations & remodelling of both floors for better use of space. CHP comments - scheme very much client lead with a good firm brief of requirements. Many technical challenges along the way regarding structural support to the existing property for the hollow clay pot wall construction and the mansard roof design. Nice to use more standard external door arrangements rather than the usual (now very common) bi-folds for a change.
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  • Large house remodelling with extensions and a new roof for a modern contemporary home. Clients requirements:- To extend the existing property by as much as possible (and allowable under Planning) to form a two storey large family dwelling with contemporary features & styling, to improve its external appearance and character and to provide a totally refurbished modern home appropriate for the generous plot size and great town centre location. CHP comments - CHP was given a free hand to propose a set of works and extensions that was very much reliant upon exploiting the sites potential but partly constrained by its immediate neighbours.
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  • Pub to dwelling house conversion - To structurally alter an existing detached pub building within an important village setting and to seek planning permission to turn it into a substantial single dwelling house for residential use through the Planning system.
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  • Pub to dwelling house conversion - A two storey historic stone pub building in Oxfordshire within a central village location. The site benefited from a large side car park that could also accommodate a single dwelling house as acceptable infilling.
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  • New dwelling house within pub car park - To construct a new four bedroom dwelling house within the car park of an Oxfordshire village pub that was now surplus to requirements due to the change of use of the former pub back to a residential dwelling house.
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  • Swimming pool buildings - For around 30 years now Christopher Hunt has been assisting one of the largest and best known specialist swimming pool constructors in the UK.
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  • Even tired classic 1970's and 1980's estate homes can get the Chris Hunt Design treatment and a great new lease of life by transforming it into a modern contemporary style of home with clever use of home extensions and new internal layouts. Completed May 2013.
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  • A tired undeveloped classic 1950's detached estate property can get the Chris Hunt Design treatment and a great new lease of life by transforming it into a modern contemporary style of home with clever use of home extensions, new internal layouts and a re-rendering of the external walls. Completed May 2014.
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  • A tired 1960's Marlow Bottom Bungalow with an appalling street scene frontage due to the dilapidated garage leaking water and falling apart. Poor front entrance provision and no external landscaping or formal off road car parking arrangements.
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  • Property development in Henley on Thames where a large detached house was extended and sub divided into two semi detached dwelling houses.
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  • How to triple a house size within the green belt. This is an example of what can be achieved by using CHP as your expert guide. We have completed around 5 of these types of developments for our clients. Why not sign up for our 'Property Developer Master Class' for a 'one to one' tuition session of just how to do this. Property selection is vital. Without knowing what to look for you will be lost.
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  • Triple garage with room over in Marlow Bucks.
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  • Architectural Technician in Marlow, High Wycombe and Maidenhead - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one. The following pages will help you complete your own due diligence.
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  • References for CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • Pricing Structure for CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • Value for money for CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • Terms of reference for CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • Building costs for CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • The survey by CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • The drawings by CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • Additional reports sometimes required to supplortv a Planning application by CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will have access to the right resources for any additional reports that may be required.
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  • The Specification Manual for CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • The Structural Engineers details by CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • Planning application forms by CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • Building Contracts by CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • Tender selection by CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • Builder selection by CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • Clients Obligations for CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • Unforeseen items by CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • SAP thermal calculations. The Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) is the methodology used by the Government to assess and compare the energy and environmental performance of dwellings and sometimes homes extensions.
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  • The Party Wall Act by CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • The Design and Access Statement by CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • Pre completion testing. This is only applicable to new dwellings. Home extensions are exempt from pre-completion testing requirements under the Building Regulations although this may change in the future.
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  • Permitted Development by CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • Exempt Structures by CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • Comment on a planning application by CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • How to view a planning application by CHP - Any potential client embarking on obtaining professional architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area needs to ensure that the professional they eventually select will be the right one.
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  • CDM Regulations 2007 - Health and safety throughout the design and build process.
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  • CDM regulations 2015 - Health and safety throughout the design and build process.
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  • CDM Regulations 2015 chnages - Health and safety throughout the design and build process.
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  • You and your builder - general discussion as to what issues can arise when your builder starts the building project.
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  • Architectural Technician in Marlow, High Wycombe and Maidenhead - Client options after council aprovals - What are the options for having the extension works built.
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  • Builders tender - do it yourself or allow CHP to obtain the builders prices. The Christopher Hunt Practice - Architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area including High Wycombe and Maidenhead.
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  • Architectural service options during construction on site. The Christopher Hunt Practice - Architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area including High Wycombe and Maidenhead.
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  • Types of building contract for domestic householder extension work. The Christopher Hunt Practice - Architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area including High Wycombe and Maidenhead.
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  • Project management of my extension scheme - should I do it alone? The Christopher Hunt Practice - Architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area including High Wycombe and Maidenhead.
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  • Design and Build - is this an option for the ordinary home owner wishing to extend their property. The Christopher Hunt Practice - Architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area including High Wycombe and Maidenhead.
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  • How to survive the building process on site with your builder. Here we list some useful client guides, top 10 tips and do's and don'ts to help smooth the way during the building process with your selected builder.
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  • Architectural Technician in Marlow, High Wycombe and Maidenhead - Construction News - Architectural building design services in or around the Marlow, High Wycombe, Maidenhead, Bucks and Berkshire areas.
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  • Sustainable Homes - latest news for building construction relevant for Marlow High Wycombe and Maidenhead. Zero carbon definition announced In the last month a number of important announcements were made. In particular John Healey MP wrote a statement covering important housing policy issues. The Minister of State's announcements covered: further defining zero carbon, affirming the zero carbon target, announcing Eco Town sites and a consultation on the climate change and renewable energy planning policy statements.
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  • Sustainable Homes - latest news for building construction relevant for Marlow High Wycombe and Maidenhead. Useful sustainability definitions - zero carbon, PassivHaus and others Often people ask us about what zero carbon and PassivHaus mean and how do they relate to code levels. We thought other people might want to better understand these. We will be adding further definitions over time.
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  • Building materials - In a constantly changing world new building materials, systems and products are constantly being evolved. Here is a list of just a few. A progressive housing association is demonstrating the practicality of genuinely creating lifetime homes with the completion of the first phase of a new development. Margaret Blackwood Housing Association specialises in providing homes for disabled people.
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  • Building materials - In a constantly changing world new building materials, systems and products are constantly being evolved. Here is a list of just a few. BuilderScrap, the website designed by builders for builders, is pleased to announce an exciting new collaboration with Construction Centre for Innovation North West (CCINW) and Salford University. The partnership has been created in order to develop a technology to accurately measure the amount of carbon saved by members of the BuilderScrap website.
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  • Building Materials - In homes at risk of flood damage, tiling floors will enable homeowners to get back to normal much more quickly say The Tile Association. In their publication Prepare your property for flooding The Environment Agency advise, “Flooring: lay tiles with rugs rather than fitted carpets, which often need to be replaced after a flood”. The charity, National Flood Forum, advise modifying the inside of your home to reduce the impact of any future flood.
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  • CIAT News - The Christopher Hunt Practice - Architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area including High Wycombe and Maidenhead.
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  • A detailed survey of every stone that makes up Stonehenge using the latest technology, including a new scanner on loan from Z+F UK that has never before been used on a heritage project in this country, has resulted in the most accurate digital model ever produced of the world-famous monument.
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  • A lack of hub airport capacity could cost the economy up to £1.2bn a year in lost trade and must be tackled if the UK is to maintain its global competitiveness, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said on Thursday.
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  • The Minister for Arts, Heritage andGaeltachtAffairs Jimmy Deenihan TD has recently launched a new publication in his Departments Advice Series entitled,Access – Improving the accessibility of historic buildings and places.
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  • The Energy Act has become law in the United Kingdom, instituting the legal framework for the Government's Green Deal, which will be launched next autumn.
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  • Members will be aware that changes to the Construction Act came into force in England and Wales on 1 October and will come into force in Scotland on 1 November. This has meant that CIAT has amended some of its Information Sheets, in particular those relating to adjudication.
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  • Paul Morrell has been re-appointed as the Government’s chief construction adviser by Business Minister Mark Prisk.
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  • The Tile Association have announced that they are now inviting nominations for the 2012 TTA Awards.
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  • Changes to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 came into force in England and Wales on 1 October and will become effective in Scotland from 1 November.
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  • Members are reminded that determinations and appeals, which are occasionally published in AT magazine, are available to download in full at the Communities and Local Government website.
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  • A series of events is being held to raise awareness of the skills required under the Green Deal, the government's flagship policy for improving the energy efficiency of buildings.
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  • What does BIM mean to construction professionals?
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  • Aico’s Ei262 is a unique mains powered Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm incorporating Aico’s proven RadioLINK Professional wireless interconnection.
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  • Applications are now open for the commemorative use of Royal names and titles for community events, buildings and projects for Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, which takes place next year.
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  • Good news: The deadline for The Environment and Energy Awards 2012 has been extended to Friday 20 January.
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  • The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) has launched the theme ‘Housing and Construction’ as part of its Red Tape Challenge.
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  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors will be carrying out an intensive inspection initiative during February and March 2012. These inspections will focus on the refurbishment/building site risks that make construction one of Britain’s most dangerous industries – working at height safely, good order on site, and the risks associated with the removal of asbestos.
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  • Members in the Republic of Ireland are advised that the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government is currently reviewing Part B of the Building Regulations 1997-2011 and it is envisaged that Part B and the associated Technical Guidance Document B will be amended by mid 2013.
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  • The one millionth planning application has been processed by HM Government's planning resource website, a site that has now delivered savings of approximately £285 million to applicants and councils, Planning Minister Bob Neill announced today.
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  • 78% say that BIM is the 'future of project information' but is it the present?
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  • A Guide to Understanding the Embodied Impacts of Construction Products has been published by the Construction Products Association (CPA). It outlines a consistent and established way for measuring embodied impacts and this will assist those in all parts of the construction industry to deliver more sustainable buildings with less environmental impact.
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  • The new, simplified planning framework for England was published this week by Planning Minister Greg Clark. The new 50 page document, which replaces over 1,300 pages of inherited policy in 44 separate documents delivers on the Coalition Agreement's commitment to ‘publish and present to Parliament a simple and consolidated national planning framework covering all forms of development and setting out national economic, environmental and social priorities’ by April 2012.
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  • The Building Control Alliance has presented the government with two research reports on Building Control compliance and customer opinion.
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  • The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 came into force on 6 April 2012, updating previous asbestos regulations to take account of the European Commission's view that the UK had not fully implemented the EU Directive on exposure to asbestos (Directive 2009/148/EC).
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  • ‘Self-healing’ concrete is being developed by researchers at CIAT-Accredited Northumbria University which could see cracks in concrete buildings become a thing of the past.
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  • A guide outlining the Green Deal Opportunities for Industry has been published jointly by the Construction Products Association Green Deal Project Team and the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes.
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  • The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is re-drafting the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations for reissue in 2014.
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  • CIAT ppromotional videos - The Christopher Hunt Practice - Architectural building design services in or around the Marlow Bucks area including High Wycombe and Maidenhead.
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  • Architectural Technician in Marlow, High Wycombe and Maidenhead - Local Planning News around Wycombe District Council area - Architectural building design services in or around the Marlow, High Wycombe, Maidenhead, Bucks and Berkshire areas.
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  • Listed buildings - when planning permission or listed building consent is required. What works require council approval according to Wycombe District Council.
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  • Local Planning news from Wycombe Districtict Council 1
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  • The NPPF was published on 27th March and immediately came into effect, consigning the entire suite of Government Planning Policy Guidance [PPGs] & Planning Policy Statements [PPSs] to the waste bin, together with associated ministerial statements, Circulars and minerals policy guidance. So what has actually changed?
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  • The government's claim that its proposals to extend permitted development rights for house extensions would save householders money and boost local economies is flawed, a report by a parliamentary committee has concluded.
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  • A review into government planning guidance has recommended that all 7,000 pages of it should be replaced with a single 'online resource' that is 'actively managed' and updated annually.
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  • The government's planning reforms helped the number of homes approved across England rise 36 per cent in the third quarter of this year compared to the previous quarter, according to industry body the Home Builders Federation (HBF).
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  • House design and building your own house is well within the capabilities of most people provided you have the time, but it does take considerable research, plans and concentration.
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  • Pre-made house plans for home building blueprints provide home builders with quality custom home plans at very attractive prices. Most offer an economical approach to acquiring working drawings which allow you the readiness to build without the delay and expense of meetings, design, and drawing time with architectural firms.
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  • The primary purpose of preparing a home building budget spread sheet is to understand and control costs. Beginning with the estimates, you are able to better guess the total cost amount for the style and size of a home on a particular plot.
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  • It is common sense to take out buildings insurance when you purchase a property in the UK. In any event, if you are taking out a mortgage, your lender will insist on it. You will need to know the rebuilding cost of your property so that you may insure for the correct amount.
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  • When working with building professionals, you should make sure a number of important points are outlined in a written agreement. This will help prevent misunderstandings and disagreements and will serve as a backup if a dispute should arise. This is called a home building contract.
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  • Construction costs for a new home building vary depending on the quality of the specification, the size, the number of storeys and your own level of involvement, either in managing the build or in undertaking some of the building work. You can get a quick estimate of the likely cost per square metre (£/m2) for your project by visiting the RICS web site.
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  • There is a wealth of information on home building design ideas from TV shows to excellent glossy monthly magazines. The UK public is still obsessed with property so the media of all types has provided the fuel to supply the 'property porn' market.
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  • The Home Building and Renovating online magazine is a great source for home building design from plan arrangements to fixtures and fittings. This web site has a great resource of ideas and home building design selections that will keep you busy for hours.
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  • If you are planning to embark on a building project - whatever it’s size - then it makes sense to consult a professional. An Architect, Architectural Technologist or Building Surveyor will guide you through the building process, will share your concerns and will help you to translate your vision into reality.
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  • Most home building estimating software is professionally used by quantity surveyors, builders and other building professionals. Some are very complex to use and require a lot of user based data entry while others use pre-loaded central data for preparing the estimated cost.
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  • The term home building elevations usually refers to what is shown on the Architects or other home designers plans as to what the new home building will look like. These are normally referred to as front, side and rear elevations.
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  • Most new home extensions will usually entail a degree of renovating to the existing property. Home building and renovating go hand in hand and must form part of the overall budget cost. Many homeowners forget this aspect and simply focus on the new home building elements and forget the renovating element of the works.
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  • All new buildings require foundations but there are a great many foundation designs to choose from. The secret is to select the best home building foundation at the cheapest cost. If a home building foundation is too over engineered it will waste money.
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  • All home extension designs are usually relayed to the client or building owner in the form of drawn plans which may also include other details such as floor plans, elevations, sections, site and location plans. Perhaps the most important element of any home building plans for understanding what is being proposed and how the scheme will work will be the floor plans.
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  • 2011 has seen a published a report on construction industry forecast for the next five years by the Construction Product Association.
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  • The internet is a wash with home buildings guides. Most suggest that your first port of call is to usually engage your own home designer or architect. However there is a prior step to home building that many guides fail to include and that is to spend some quality time yourself doing your own research (DYOR).
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  • Proabably the most important home building guideline of all is to employ the correct professionals right from the start. Even early analysis of the site itself is important especially if you are deliberately purchasing a property with a view to extending.
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  • Most homeowners need some form of home building help to make sure that their vision of the house extension is realised. This is usually in the form of two main professionals being the architect or home extension designer and the builder.
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  • Most homeowners are advised to let their current insurance companies know of the impending home extension building works that are to be completed to their property. This is simply to let them know of the potential increased risk so that they do not have an excuse for not paying out should your builder damage the existing property.
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  • Homeowners can obtain home building ideas from a variety of sources much of which can be sourced online and from publications at the local news agents. Home building ideas can be in the form of the external design of the house extension to interior fixtures and fittings.
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  • Everyone is after information these days and home building is no exception. More and more clients want to know the detail of their home extension so having clear and precise information presented by their home extension architect or designer is vital.
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  • Home building legislation usually falls under two main headings. That required by the Councils Planning Department and that of the Building Regulations either under the control of the Council or as an approved private inspector.
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  • Home building laws - Marlow High Wycombe Maidenhead Buckinghamshire Berkshire Oxon. The laws relating to home building in the UK are normally governed by government bodies or agencies such as the Building Regulations and Planning Control being the two major ones.
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  • Home building manual - Marlow High Wycombe Maidenhead Buckinghamshire Berkshire Oxon. When building a house or a home extension, ideally, the weather will be perfect, all the materials will arrive on time and intact, and the trades people will be ready and on time. Unfortunately this is a very rare occasion. The weather could take a turn for the worse, building materials could be late or items missing, the electrician could be held up at another job, or any number of things could go wrong. The point is that building a house or home extension can be a chaotic event.
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  • Home building materials Marlow High Wycombe Maidenhead Buckinghamshire Berkshire Oxon. Materials for a home building or extension project will usually be specified by your home extension designer or architect. This is where they specify exactly what materials shall be used for the structural elements of the build together with the insulations, external cladding etc.
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  • Home building mistakes - Marlow High Wycombe Maidenhead Buckinghamshire Berkshire Oxon. Even though we all have idealistic dreams of the way we want our house to look, it is important that you take certain things into consideration before your dreams turn into a nightmare.
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  • Home building plans - Marlow High Wycombe Maidenhead Buckinghamshire Berkshire Oxon. All building plans are in essence the way a home extension designer conveys their design to the client, builders and local authorities. The client will normally appoint an architect or home extension designer to make their vision of their home or building become a construction reality and there are many ways that this can be done through sketches, sketch models, detail models, photo montages and the most common being home extension building plans.
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  • Home building process - Marlow High Wycombe Maidenhead Buckinghamshire Berkshire Oxon. Modular and manufactured homes follow a similar process, except that many of the constructional steps are completed in a warehouse. Most home extensions follow a traditional masonry build but the use of timber framing for the home building process is becoming increasingly popular.
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  • Home building project management - Marlow High Wycombe Maidenhead Buckinghamshire Berkshire Oxon. The alternative is to employ your own project manager for the home extension and there are many firms and individuals about who will offer this service direct to the home owner.
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  • Home building project plan - Marlow High Wycombe Maidenhead Buckinghamshire Berkshire Oxon. How long does it take to build a home extension? Compiling a home building project plan can predict this with some degree of accuracy.
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  • Home building prices - Marlow High Wycombe Maidenhead Buckinghamshire Berkshire Oxon. A detailed budget costing plan will help you to assess the overall financial feasibility of your home building extension project, comparing total costs with your home’s end value - something many lenders, especially the banks, will want to see before they will release any funds for a home extension.
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  • home building plans and prices - Marlow High Wycombe Maidenhead Buckinghamshire Berkshire Oxon. Most home extensions will require plans that should be prepared by an expert rather than a DIY approach. The prices paid for such plans can vary widely depending upon the experience, status and level of service provided by the home extension designer.
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  • Home building products - Marlow High Wycombe Maidenhead Buckinghamshire Berkshire Oxon. If you’re building your own eco friendly home or extension who strongly believes that there is a more sustainable way to build, then obtaining the right eco friendly home building products is vital.
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  • Home building questions - Marlow High Wycombe Maidenhead Buckinghamshire Berkshire Oxon. Building a home extension can be a major challenge. Finding someone who can transform your vision of a house extension into reality will result in a new home extension that will lead to years of security and enjoyment.
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  • Home building quotes - Marlow High Wycombe Maidenhead Buckinghamshire Berkshire Oxon. Typically, a single storey extension will cost more per metre squared than a double storey. In theory a triple storey would cost less still. In practise the difference in a home building quote cost may be small though.
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  • Home building survey - Marlow High Wycombe Maidenhead Buckinghamshire Berkshire Oxon. Before buying a property, it’s a good idea to get a professional to carry out an inspection.
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  • Home building schedule - Marlow High Wycombe Maidenhead Buckinghamshire Berkshire Oxon. Any building project needs a schedule if order and correct planning is to be maintained throughout the job on site. The main contractor will normally provide the home building schedule being part of a standard building contract or terms and conditions of the job specification.
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  • Most House designers or Architects can offer the client a selection of home building solutions which can cover the external design, internal layouts, methods of construction and materials selection. Home building solutions can also cover the services for heating, water supplies and smart home control systems for example.
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  • Most home building standards are controlled and regulated by central government through Planning and the Building Regulations. Every year the home building standards are forever being adjusted and improved at various levels for better efficiency and design of a home.
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  • There are two types of home building timelines. One for the design build up and the local authority approval process and the other for the construction period on site (usually called contract duration).
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  • HOPME BUILDING TIP 1. Approach the Council first (sometimes): Depending on the size of the home building scheme scheme it can be helpful to ask for pre-planning application advice from your council. There may be a charge for this service, but it can reduce costly delays later on. Planners can suggest any necessary changes before making a formal planning application. After this it becomes progressively more difficult to make changes.
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  • Home building techniques often refers to the various types of construction methods for each element of the build. Walls for example are usually either full masonry construction or timber frame.
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  • Most homeowners have several options when it comes build their own home or house extension. Either engage the right professionals right from the start or you don't being the main two.
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  • Home building in the UK usually requires the homeowner or client to comply with several layers of legislation where they need to employ the relevant professionals to compile the required drawings and documents and to guide them through the maze of requirements.
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