This evening you can see where our involvement with Love Your Home and Garden started a year ago as the first episode of the show to feature our Directors George + Ewald will be shown again at 8pm on ITV1.
In the show, you can see how George + Ewald transformed the home of Manisha, Rajeev and Aryan, who has cerebral palsy, to create a more open, accessible space and an easy route to the garden.
You can read about the full project and see photos of the finished home here.
You can also read a behind the scenes account of the design process on the two episodes of the most recent series of Love Your Home and Garden from George + Ewald in their blog here.
Following on from last week’s home and garden transformation, our Directors George + Ewald are back on screens tonight in ITV1’s Love Your Home and Garden, to improve the home of Anne & Mike.
At a time when more than 800,000 people now live in the UK with dementia, tonight’s episode will see George + Ewald, alongside fellow presenters, Alan Titchmarsh, Katie Rushworth and Kunle Barker transform Anne & Mike’s home to enable Mike, who has been living with dementia and Parkinson’s disease for the past 10 years, to get around his home and into his garden more easily and find comfort in a more dementia-friendly space.
The team will redesign the back of the property to give access to the garden with George + Ewald redesigning the confusing layout of the ground floor, putting in a new kitchen and widening the bedroom so it’s easier for Mike to get around and for the whole family to spend quality time together.
You can catch Love Your Home and Garden at 8pm tonight on ITV1. You can also read about the making of episode 1 in George & Ewald’s new blog here.
We are delighted that our Directors George and Ewald will be back on our screens tonight presenting a second series of ITV1’s Love Your Home and Garden. Alongside fellow presenters, Alan Titchmarsh, Katie Rushworth and Kunle Barker, George and Ewald will transform the homes and gardens of deserving people across the country.
In the first episode, George and Ewald convert the home of Benita and her 15-year-old son Josh, who lives with multiple disabilities and uses a wheelchair. As it is, the house is challenging for them to live in and prevents them from doing the things they enjoy. Like any 15 year-old boy, Josh loves the outdoors but due to the layout and restrictions in his home, is unable to access parts of the house and can’t get into his garden meaning he is increasingly confined to the house. Benita loves cooking, but the kitchen is too small for her to be together with Josh.
In the programme, George and Ewald create a new layout in the semi-detached house so that Benita can wheel Josh from the front door out to the back garden with ease and relocate the previous tiny, inaccessible kitchen into a state of the art glasshouse so Benita and Josh can cook together for the first time.
‘Working on the show with Alan Titchmarsh and the team has been a real privilege for us as architects. We both believe in the power that good design has to change peoples’ lives. To transform the homes of families who have faced consistent challenges and to be able to empower them, through their newly designed homes to achieve independence, happiness and increased well-being/comfort is why we do what we do” George Bradley, Director
You can catch Love Your Home and Garden on ITV1 at 8pm on Tuesdays.
The shortlisted project is an award winning (RICS 2018) refurbishment of the world’s largest purpose-designed music therapy centre for Nordoff Robbins, housed within a 19th century substation in Hampstead London.
In the AJ Retrofit shortlist we are up against the big dogs in this award and are so happy to see Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre listed amongst some fantastic projects. This is a huge achievement for BVDS with AJ having a record breaking year with the number of entries. Winners will be announced on the 12th of September.
We’re over the moon to receive the RICS Regional Award in the category of Community Benefit for our project Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre. We were proud to be listed within a strong line up of great projects and architects for both the Community Benefit and the Design Through Innovation Category.
Big thanks go out to our fab clients Nordoff Robbins and our trusty team including Freeman Beesley, City Heights Construction, Constant Structural Engineers, Measur and Nick Whitaker Acoustic Consultants.
Real Homes Magazine features our larchy beauty Oldfield Road in their extension supplement. Have a read of the article on the Stoke Newington home in a larger version here.
The BVDS Drawing Board is now live on our website. Take a look at all the exciting projects underway in the office. In this new section on our website you can see our sketches of what’s coming up in the project pipeline.
See our Drawing Board here.
The RICS Awards showcase the achievements of the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the environment.
Winners will be announced at several events in May 2018.
George and Ewald are currently in the middle of filming for the next ITV series of Love Your Home and Garden!
This year we’ve been working with two deserving families for two separate special episodes. Working along side the same talented team as last year including Alan Titchmarsh, Katie Rushworth and Kunle Barker.
Lots more to come shortly!
We are looking for a talented new staff member to join our team – see the full job advertisement on Dezeen here.
Our Hampstead Apartment has rated another mention, this time in The Telegraph on Saturday. The bold choice of brass worktop is the focus, we love that it is going to age with the project!
See the full online article here.
It is a nice way to start the year to see that Hampstead Apartment has been featured in an impressive line up of the best home renovations of the year by Homes & Property Magazine.
Have a flick through the projects featured here.
Yahoo! Double feature in Grand Designs this month.
While an interview with George features on the back of the magazine, Hampstead Apartment stars as a case study in their monthly kitchen section.
In the article we discuss our tried and tested secrets of installing our fav bling material – brass. For the kitchen we jazzed up standard kitchen base units using a brass sheet worktop along with a bespoke brass welded sink, splash back and bespoke brass bar handles.
Check out the whole Grand Designs article here.
If you turn to the back page of this week’s Grand Designs Magazine, you’ll find George staring in an interview talking about all things BVDS.
George chats through the story of how the company was started and how travelling with Ewald in a small camper-van taught them both a lot about adapting small spaces. He talks about Fleet Foxes inspired house extensions and where BVDS are heading for the future.
We think it’s a fun article that nicely sums up George and the workings of BVDS! So thank you Grand Designs for the feature. We’ll continue to be loyal readers.
A copy of the article can be read here.
We’re happy to say Home Building & Renovating magazine have featured Trevelyan House in their ‘Talking Point’ piece. In the article Ewald discusses how the new configuration of a ‘kitchen pod’ successfully opened up the living space in a previously boxy feeling maisonette.
Thank you to Home Building Magazine for the feature!
Have a closer look at the article here.
Hackney Today a local news paper featured Ewald in their ‘Hackney People’ article over the weekend. This fortnightly article profiles the boroughs ‘great & good or just plain interesting’! Thanks to Hackney Today for contacting us and for Harriet Worsley for the great article. We’re proud to be working in this great borough!
Check out the article in Hackney Today here.