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Happy Easter!

April 2024

Happy Easter from LA Hally Architect! Easter is a time of new beginnings; we’ve been looking back on all we’ve achieved in 2024 so far and looking forward to what’s to come! Keep your eyes peeled for more updates.


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Architects@Work

March 2024

hank you to the team at @architect_at_work for hosting a great event last week in London. We had a great time interacting with various industry suppliers and exhibitions, we look forward to applying what we learned in our upcoming projects. Swipe for more photos!
Photo Credits: LA Hally Architect


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CPD – Lifestiles

March 2024

This week, members from the lifestiles and classic brick team visited us in Winchester and delivered a great CPD. We learnt lots from the presentation from frost resistant bricks to solar roof tiles, we look forward to working together in the future!


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International Women’s Day

March 2024

 Last week we celebrated International Women’s Day at LA Hally Architect! We’re slightly late to the party with this one but being a female led practice, last week marked a special day for us.

Let’s introduce the woman behind the scenes at LA Hally Architect, all playing a valued role in the studio. Our Principal Architect: Lesley Hally, our Associate Architect: Amelia Samways and our Architectural Assistant: Anne-Marie Howick.


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Site – Hampshire

February 2024

This week we announce that House 737 is commencing on site within next couple of weeks. We reflect back on this early digital model to see how far its come and are looking forward to seeing it come to life! Keep an eye out for more updates soon!


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Houzz 2024 Winners

February 2024

This week comes with some exciting news, we are pleased to announce that we are the winners of the 2024 Best of Houzz Service Award. Thank you to all who leave us kind reviews on our social media and google reviews! 


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Site – House 544

February 2024

This week we are celebrating the interiors for house 544. The Project features a crescent staircase, bespoke display wine case and cinema room. The project has come a long way from its conception, being shortlisted for the best Eco Home in the 2024 Build it Awards. We hope the clients are as proud as of it as we are!
📷 Simon Maxwell


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Magazine Feature – Hamble-Le-Rice

January 2024

With House 709 as our most recent publication feature, we are delighted to see it used as a great example of an ICF home! Check out Build It Magazine to learn more about this project’s journey from the client’s point of view!


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Social Media Feature – Hampshire

January 2024

This week we are revisiting house 629, looking at the completed single storey rear extension, it’s great to see how far it has come. The extension provides a complimentary modern streak to the existing building with warm timber tones. It now features a cosy bar and dining space!


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Site Progress – Winchester

January 2024

This week saw the development of the vaulted roof structure over the master bedroom. With the external walls and posi-joists & steels for the first floor ceilings installed, we’re having fun visualising the final product. We look forward to seeing more of House 720 as it progresses on site!


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Happy New Year – LA Hally Architect

January 2024

Happy new year from LA Hally Architect! We enter January of 2024 with the good news that we have two new projects to get stuck into and House 744 has achieved planning permission… all in one week! This single storey rear extension features a sleek modular roof light and gable pitched roof. The project also includes modifications to the dormer and internals! We look forward to hearing more about this project in the future!


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Merry Christmas – LA Hally Architect

December 2023

Merry Christmas and a happy new year from LA Hally Architect! Here are a handful of our favourite moments from 2023. Our office closes from 22nd December 2023 – 2nd January 2024, we look forward to working on more beautiful projects in the year to come.

Photo Credit: Simon Maxwell


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Site Progress – Winchester

December 2023

This week we are taking a look at the new interiors for house 658. We really enjoyed working with interior designer Laura Porter for this project in Winchester. We look forward to seeing the finishing touches being applied on site.


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Planning Permissions – Winchester

December 2023

Great news! We are delighted to have received planning permission for 2 Projects in 1 week, both house 779 and 798! Both projects feature internal renovations and extensions to the rear. Through opening up the floor plans, inserting rooflights and glazing the rear façade, both properties now benefit from open and airy spaces to suit the family’s needs. We look forward to seeing how these projects progress onwards.


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Office – Build It Awards

November 2023

It was a privilege to attend the Build It 2023 Awards last Friday, a huge congratulations to the winning and shortlisted participants. We had a thoroughly enjoyable day out around London, visiting at some contemporary architectural landmarks.


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Build It 2023

November 2023

This Friday, 24th Nov we are super excited to have a day out of office around London before attending the Build It 2023 Awards. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for our three shortlisted projects, House 709, House 544 and House 614.
Photography Credit: Simon Maxwell, LA Hally Architect


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Magazine Feature – Winchester

November 2023

Great to see House 594 featured in another press article, this time the December 2023 edition of Build It Magazine! Check out this edition to see the project used as a successful example in a designer’s guide to renovating & extending a 1970’s house.


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Site Progress – Winchester

November 2023

House 720, Winchester. This new build project in Winchester has made great progress on site, despite the weather! This property was originally a semi-detached house, but after separation and demolition of our client’s side, it is now a detached new build Georgian style home.  


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Planning Approval – Chandler’s Ford

October 2023

Brilliant news! We are delighted to have received planning permission for Project 768! The proposed works to this property in Chandler’s Ford include internal renovations and a rear extension to suit the growing needs of this family home. Increased rear glazing frames views around their large garden, and creates a light and airy functional space.


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Social Media Feature – Hampshire

October 2023

This week we take a trip down memory lane, revisiting house 594. Looking back to when we were on site, it’s great to see how far house 594 has come. It’s gone from being a tired 1970’s brick house to a compelling and contemporary up and over timber extension build. It now features a spiral wine cellar, a large balcony and hidden gutter details.

Photography credit: LA Hally Architect, Simon Maxwell


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Planning Submissions – Winchester

October 2023

Good news! this week we submitted 3 exciting new projects in for planning to Winchester Planning department. Keep an eye out for more updates in the coming weeks!


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Site Progress – Hampshire

October 2023

This week on site the contractors discovered a hidden basement under House 753! Sitting at 3 metres deep, this could potentially become a wine cellar at some point, this is an unusual occurrence, so we look forward to seeing more of House 753 as it progresses on site.


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BuildIt 2023 Shortlists

October 2023

This week comes with some exciting news, we are delighted to announce that have been shortlisted for the BuildIt 2023 Awards in three categories! House 614 for the Best Architect for a Renovation/Conversion Project category, House 544 for the Best Eco Home and House 709 for the Best ICF Home. We will be keeping our fingers crossed!

Photography credit: LA Hally Architect, Simon Maxwell.


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Recently Completed – Chandler’s Ford

September 2023

Details, details, details… House 614 uses a palette of red cedar, anthracite fenestration, and white render to craft its new facades into something beautiful. Go a couple of posts back to see more from this project!


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Site Progress – Hampshire

September 2023

This new build annex to a Grade II listed property is really beginning to take shape! The flint plinth was sampled from existing materials on site and we think it is a lovely way to tie in the new to the old.


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Recently Completed – Chandler’s Ford

September 2023

Lots of project photography going on recently, here is Simon Maxwell getting the best angles of House 544. This is a new build family home that has lots of eco-friendly systems and solutions, as well as lots of fun features like a home cinema!


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Site Progress – Chandler’s Ford

September 2023

Always nice to visit the projects that have been a self-managed by the client whilst on site, House 614 is looking pretty smart! This chalet bungalow underwent major renovation and extension works, and had a complete façade revamp to create a property more suited to the client’s needs and contemporary aesthetics.

See more on our Instagram or Twitter!


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Planning Approval – New Forest National Park

August 2023

We are delighted that we received full planning permission for house 773 last week! The proposed works to this property in the New Forest National Park includes internal reworks and extension to suit the growing needs of this family home, all of which are encapsulated by an updated rear elevation.


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Office Meal

August 2023

A couple of weeks ago we managed to get everyone together and we went out to celebrate Anne-Marie’s time at LA Hally Architect! Wishing her luck as she returns to university for her final year of study.


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Site Progress – Hampshire

August 2023

Taking another look house 281 but with a focus on the interiors this time. We’ve got a professional photo shoot booked in for this one – we can’t wait to see the results! All of the spaces feature plenty of glazing to capitalise on the wonderful views over the water and to allow plenty of daylight deep into the space.


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Site Progress – Hampshire

August 2023

Some rather dramatic skies over House 281 during our visit last week. Nice to see it mostly finished! We really enjoy all the greenery included in the landscaping around the insulated concrete (ICF) house.


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Planning Approval – Stockbridge

July 2023

Another lot of good news for project 733 – the change of land use for the adjacent plot of land to this grade II listed barn has been granted after quite a tricky planning process! The application also includes a simple three bay garage for a car, a small tractor, and storage.


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Office

July 2023

We’ve been in our new office for about a year now and we are still really enjoying the retrofit we designed (we think that the plants are also really enjoying it too)! Go to our social media for some pics of when we first moved in…

Project Contractor: Appledown Projects

Right Picture credit: Will Bailey


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Site Progress – Hampshire

June 2023

Great to see works starting at this grade II listed property in Hampshire! The property is having a small extension to the rear, a new build annex, and new crittall fenestration.


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Site Progress – Twyford

June 2023

House 439 had its scaffolding down this week. The timber clad extension uses the narrowest brimstone ash timbers available from Vastern Timber, we think it has turned out very smart!


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Social Media Feature – BuildIt

June 2023

Last week House 594 featured on Build It Magazine’s Instagram and Twitter! See the original posts through the links below, or see the full article on their website here.

Instagram post here.

Twitter post here.


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Planning Approval – Stockbridge

May 2023

House 733 was the latest to join our list of projects with approved planning permission! This grade II barn conversion will see a new extension to the rear as well as an update to the existing link between the buildings.


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We are hiring!

May 2023

We are currently looking for  ambitious and creative Part I & Part II Architectural Assistants to join our small, friendly team in Winchester. You will be working across a wide range of RIBA work stages, assisting with the development of design proposals, preparing & submitting planning applications, preparing drawings & visualisations, & liaising with both clients & contractors.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

·      A passion for high end residential design;

·      Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and SketchUp (proficiency in Vectorworks preferable but not essential);

·      Excellent design & presentation skills;

·      Polite & professional attitude;

·      Be able to work as part of small busy team;

·      Excellent time management skills;

·      Fluent written & spoken English;

·      Full UK driving license.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a copy of your CV & portfolio to design@lahally.com.


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Site Progress – Chandler’s Ford

May 2023

A couple of posts ago on our social medias we shared some pictures of these stairs at the manufacturers – they are now installed and are nearly ready for their final finish! House 544 is really coming together now and is nearing practical completion! See the original post here.


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Planning Approval – Winchester

April 2023

Yet another project is through planning! This time it’s House 737 – a single-storey extension with fenestration and material changes in the Winchester area. Things are getting busy here at LA Hally Architect!


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Planning Approval – Winchester

April 2023

Exciting times in the office with House 782 in Winchester having been granted planning permission! The project is a first-floor brick extension over an existing garage which had previously, under different designers, had permission rejected so it feels great to see that the planning officers like our design.


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Planning Approval – South Downs National Park

March 2023

Last week we were granted permission for House 753 in South Downs National Park! We will be working closely with Historic England throughout to ensure this special site is protected.


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Magazine Feature – Winchester

February 2023

House 594 is our latest publication feature, check out the April 2023 edition of Build It Magazine to read all about the process this project went through from the client’s perspective! Check it out here.


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BuildIt 2022 Shortlist

September 2022

We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the BuildIt 2022 Awards, in the Best Architect for an Extension/Renovation Project category. Fingers crossed for House 594 at the awards ceremony at the end of November!

Photography credit: Simon Maxwell


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Site Progress – Hamble-le-Rice

August 2022

Work continues at House 709, the windows have gone in framing the stunning view and the impressive cantilever!


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Site Progress – Chandler’s Ford

August 2022

There’s been great progress on site of our new build, the walls are up! Take a peek at the yellow buff brick of House 544.


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Recently Completed – Awbridge

August 2022

Another addition to our previous project, this workshop creates a sanctuary and complements the house with similar materials, and a bespoke seating area.


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Recently Completed – Awbridge

August 2022

Framed view of a recently completed project in Awbridge, which included renovations of the interior and a total transformation to the front facade due to a two storey extension. Timber cladding and louvres with dark grey brickwork detailing gave the house a contemporary twist.


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Site Progress – Hamble-le-Rice

July 2022

More progress shots of our insulated concrete formwork new build house on the Hampshire coast. Glazing, plastering & internal finishes are starting to appear!


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Planning Approval – Shawford

July 2022

Thrilled to have another project granted planning permission this week, this time House 745. The project includes a traditionally styled porch & rear extension, with extensive glazing making the most of the views in charming Shawford.


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