We are always very busy at Yeates Design and here is where we can keep you updated with what is happening on site!


Planning permission has just been granted for the demolition and rebuild of a detached house near Plaxtol in Kent. This was not a straightforward planning application, Dalecroft if located on the outskirts of the Plaxtol conservation area and within the green belt. As a result strict planning polices had to be adhered to and negotiation with the planners was required throughout.

Dalecroft is a house designed for a growing family with fun in mind, along with projecting bays and angled windows to the rear there will also be a slide from ground floor to basement!

Copthall House

Planning permission has just been received for our latest residential project. Copthall House is a 1980's office building located in Sutton town centre. Yeates Design have worked with the client and local authority to gain planning permission for the conversion of one wing of the building into residential units.

The intention is to strip the building back to the concrete frame before adding three floors to the existing structure. The building will then be insulated and re-clad in a red multi-stock brick creating modern and energy efficient homes.  A new entrance core will be added to the corner of the building to provide independent access to the Bridge Road wing of the building.

This will create 32 new units in a prime town centre location comprising of 24 studio/1 bed flats, 2 x 1 bed duplex flats and 6 x 2 bed duplex flats. All flats will have private outdoor space.


Highgate Extension

Planning permission has just been received for a side extension to a large house in Highgate. Yeates Design have already worked with the clients and interior designers to renovate the house internally and hope to complete the side extension by November 2017.

The extension will provide a breakfast room for the clients.

Brimsdown Analytical Lab Opens

In December 2015 Boris Johnson, Mayor of London visited the new platinum group metal refining facility in Brimsdown to open our new, state of the art analytical laboratory for Johnson Matthey.

Mud Glorious Mud

As winter starts to bite our basement excavation in Highgate gets muddier and muddier but the dig is on going and the floor slab is coming together.