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Bristol Relocate & Renovate Design & Build, Schools, Eating out, Health clubs, Shopping & more.

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new builds | extensions | refurb | conservation | residential | commercial

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Cryer&Coe architects

0117 363 4033 www.cryerandcoe.co.uk hello@cryerandcoe.co.uk 10 - 12 Gloucester Rd, Bristol, BS7 8AE


WELCOME

A very warm welcome to Bristol and the surrounding areas from all of us at Hamptons. You will be moving into one of the most highly regarded cities in England. Desirable homes, tree lined avenues, diverse shops and restaurants and an eclectic, vibrant population. Hamptons has been matching people with property that’s right for them, locally, nationally and internationally, since 1869. We were pioneers, setting standards that few of our rivals could match. And this hasn’t changed since. Today, 150 years after we first set up home in Pall Mall, with 15 decades of finding property and looking after people under our belt, our clients now consider us to be their ‘home experts’. Yours sincerely, Christopher Firth - Senior Manager (Sales) Matthew Crayman - Associate (Lettings)

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Contents About Bristol

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Interview: Main Interiors

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Local Pubs

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Artisan Cafe’s p.16 Interview : Refine Interiors

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Live Music p.20 High Street Hotspots

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Family Days Out p.24 Interview: Kutchen Haus

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Contents Schools & Nurseries

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Winsor & Leamen Architects

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Independant Boutiques

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Interview: Planning Ventures

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Structural engineering & Repairs

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Map

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Schools & Nurseries

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Fitness & Health

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Interview Cryer & Coe

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Local Resturants

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Social media links

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Council Information

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Local map

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Bristol

Hamptons offers you a warm welcome to the ‘capital’ of south west England. Congratulations, if you are house hunting in Bristol you have already won. A home in this great city with all it offers, automatically makes you the envy of millions of Britains. Now in order to make your transition as smooth and hassle free as possible Hamptons have put together this great guide which will help you choose the best schools, learn a little about planning and building control, read tips on where to shop and eat and lot’s more, all packed into one little guide with clickable links. Perhaps most importantly we have researched some of the leading local professionals and experts who can help you add value and personalise your soon to be new home. So whether it’s Clifton, Redcliffe, Leigh Woods, Hotwells or any other of the fantastic local areas, a big WELCOME and enjoy. 7


HISTORY

The historic City of Bristol, straddling the River Avon with its deep maritime history was essentially a prosperous central port for the industry in the South-West for nearly a thousand years. Today, this city port is now a cultural centre known as the Harbourside, home to a ‘hustle-bustle’ epicentre of old warehouses that have been converted into trendy shops, restaurants and a modern art gallery, The Arnolfini. The vast city of Bristol with its diverse open spaces has something for everyone. A wonderfully diverse, multicultural city. It was no surprise then, when it was voted the number 1 place to live in the UK in 2017. Low crime rates, great job prospects (especially in IT and the arts/entertainment industry) and matched with stunning waterfronts, eclectic bars and funky, indie boutique shops, Bristol is the capital of cool. 8


There is no other city like Bristol with it’s indie spirit, culture, education and constant transformation. When you think of hip cities and trendy destinations, it’s fair to say exotic, far-flung places such as the Seychelles, Australia or Paris might spring to mind but we should, in fact, be looking a little closer to home. Bristol has been named as Europe’s trendiest city in the National Geographic Traveller UK’s Cool List, which sets out the world’s ultimate 18 must-see destinations for 2020. It ranks Bristol as 11th on the list, which places it ahead of any other European city - despite other European countries as a whole ranking more highly. Bristol is also the only British destination at all to make the list. Bristol wins praise from the guide for its fiercely independent spirit, its impressive food scene and the striking regeneration of the Harbourside. It’s still home to pretty Georgian terraces, the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge and Brunel’s SS Great Britain. This is a city that goes from colonial-era industrial savvy to leftfield creativity and nowhere is this more apparent than in its food scene. Bristol is always being touted as the best place to eat outside London, with seven new entries in the Good Food Guide.” Added to this a rudely healthy music scene and birth place of Trip-hop (bands like Portishead, Massive Attack and Tricky leading the way. 9


Stroll through streets covered in art, admire centuries old artefacts or explore Bristol’s music scene with our guide to cultural attractions in Bristol. Bristol is a city rich in heritage and culture encompassing everything from art and history to music, sport, theatre, and of course, our people. Bristol is lucky to have so many highly-renowned and cutting-edge art galleries which regularly showcase both classic, well-known and emerging artists’ work... Within a short walk or cycle, you can see contemporary art, historic art and an ever-changing and lively programme of exhibitions. Bristol is also the home of infamous street artist Banksy and as a result of this connection, the city has become a hotbed for new and emerging street artists to paint the town in many colours.

Banksy was involved in the wave of street art that took Bristol by storm in the 1980s.

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FAMOUS RESIDENTS Bristol Somerset and the surrounding area has been a home to rockstars, celebrities, athletes, academics, artists and common or garden members of the upper-crust for generations. Here are a few notable names you may or may not know..

J K Rowling

John Cleese

Cary Grant (1904 - 1986)-Actor Nick Park (1958 - ) Oscar winning animator creator of Wallace and Gromit J K Rowling (1965 -) Author of the Harry Potter series of books Banksy (?)Enigmatic street artist Derren Brown (1971 -) Mentalist ,illusionist Massive Attack- 90’s Electro dance outfit Sarah Dallin, Keren Woodward -Bananarama -80’s girl group Idles-indie rock band formed 2009 Tricky (1969 -) Rapper and record producer Robin Cousins (1957-) Olympic skater and TV judge Judd Trump (1989 -) World champion 2019 Snooker player John Cleese (1939 -) Actor, Monty python and Fawlty Towers creator Lee Evans (1964 - ) Stand up comedian David Walliams OBE (1971 - ) Actor, Author and BGT TV judge Sir Bernard Lovell (1913 – 2012) Physicist/radio astronomer Damien Hirst (1965 -) Conceptual, paint and sculptor Artist Tony Benn (1925 - 2014) Labours longest serving MP

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EXPERT INTERVIEW

Talking design with interior design guru Jasmine Main. Why should people appoint an interior designer instead of managing their own project? When you hire an interior designer you don’t just hire that person, you hire their training, experience & knowledge within the industry. They’ll be able to professionally advise you, not only on your finish but be able to recommend contractors that you can trust. Hiring a designer can help you to avoid costly mistakes that will not only help you save money but can increase the value of your home. When selling your home, interior design & staging is essential for listing & marketing. It can help boost buyer appeal & set your home above the competition. You only get one chance to make a good first impression.

What type of projects get you most excited? We get most excited by the install day of any project! Finally after months of preparation, from numerous site visits, mood boards, designs, procurement of items, blood sweat and tears we get to see every element come together in real life. The sense of achievement and our clients’ happiness when they get to see what we’ve produced for them is priceless.

Who or what have been your major influences and role models? Our influencers have been diverse, anything from Interior designers Nicky Haslam to Terence Conran to Abigail Ahearn. I have a major love of art & artists from Tretchenikoff, John James Audubon & JH Lynch. I believe art is a great inspiration & will often be a good basis for a great design. I also studied the History of Interior design alongside my course & found it fascinating how our historic interiors still influence the way in which we design today. I can often be found on site spouting pointless facts such as the origin of Chinoiserie or Trompe L’oeil.

Who takes the lead in developing a style for a client’s property. It very much needs to be a joint effort. As a designer, you can walk into a property & immediately see which features need to be highlighted & the best use of the space, however, it may not meet your client’s lifestyle & requirements in the way in which they wish to use the space. Therefore when we receive a design request from a client, we send out a comprehensive but fun questionnaire which covers all aspects of the design project from questions such as the obvious, what’s your favourite colour to what are your hobbies or what do you like to do to relax, depending on the room in the house we may be designing or whether it’s a whole home design. What sets us apart from other designers is that instead of getting just one designer you get a whole team of experienced designers. We also have a homewares shop so our clients love to pop in & have a browse here.

Is there a project that you are most proud of? There are many, many projects that we are proud of. We love the fact that we’re asked to design many of Bristol’s iconic buildings from the landmark St Agnes Church conversion Hansom Hall to the Chocolate Factory in Greenbank to the conversion of The 3 Crowns pub in St.George. Our Clients like to use us for our experience of working with these types of building & architecture. We are very sympathetic to original features & will maintain them wherever possible, along with understanding our client’s needs and budget, especially if the conversion requires multiple usages.

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maininteriordesign.com

MAIN INTERIORS

SHOW HOMES : HOME STAGING : COMMERCIAL DESIGN : STUDENT ACCOMMODATION : FURNITURE HIRE

Shop online: maininteriorshome.com Or in store: 384 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8TR 13


FOOD & DRINK

Local pubs

“Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That's all we shall know for truth. Before we grow old and die. I lift the glass to my mouth, I look at you, and I sigh.” (A Drinking Song, William Butler Yeats. 1939)

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hould you wish to wet your whistle in Bristol you could hardly have a wider choice. ‘Old school’ inns and taverns, cocktail bars, live music venues, gastropubs, they all abide aplenty in Bristol. Here are a few suggestions but the best way to find your ‘local’ is surely to take the air and simply explore.

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Turtle Bay

The Lansdown Pub

Caribbean and Jamaican themed pub. Relax, unwind and warm-up with some rum - liquid sunshine, its fiery flavour is a treat to savour. Let the uplifting sounds of Reggae beats brighten your day. Also a big mention must go for the authentic food (hot hot curries!) served up daily. 1340, Aztec West, Bristol, BS32 4RX 0117 923 2953 www.turtlebay.co.uk/

Seamus O’Donnells

The Lansdown is a traditional pub on the edge of Clifton Village. Family owned and run, it’s a haven for those who enjoy great beer, a glass of good wine, honest home cooked food, and a satisfying spirit or two. 8 Clifton Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1AF 0117 973 4949 www.thelansdown.com

Traditional small Irish themed hostelry with all the added décor that comes to mind. Enjoy The Strawberry Thief The Strawberry Thief is an award winning inde- all the usual refreshments linked with our Irish pendent bar in the creative heart of Bristol’s old cousins in a warm friendly environment. Piped Irish music and you have the added bonus of city. Specialists in Belgian & Craft Beer with a range of over 70 beers and ciders every week, bringing your own food in if you like? 13 St Nicholas St quality wines, and premium spirits, all table Bristol served! BS1 1UE 26 Broad St 0117 925 1283 Bristol BS1 2HG www.strawberrythiefbar.com

The Wackum Inn Local Greene King pub with a traditional feel. All -encompassing menu with something for everyone and a great kids’ menu too. Special deals on certain meals for two etc 533 Whitehall road Bristol BS5 7DA www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/avon/wackum-inn/

Horts Bar and restaurant Named after the 18th century artist, essayist and bon viveur Arthur Hort, born at the top of the road, the names Hort and Bristol have been synonymous for hundreds of years. Horts blends the best of a traditional city pub with contemporary style. 49 Broad street Bristol BS1 2EP 01179 252 520

The White Bear Multi-roomed pub that becomes a place to party after dark, featuring everything from comedy nights to local and big-name DJs 133 St. Michaels Hill Bristol BS2 8BS Contact: www.whitebear-bristol.co.uk/theatre-events

The Bag Of Nails The Bag Of Nails has long been regarded as one of Bristol’s best real ale establishments. It is, without doubt, also one of the city’s most eccentric pubs. 141 St George’s Road Hotwells Bristol BS1 5UW Contact: www.facebook.com/pages/Bag-of-Nails-Bristol

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Artisan cafés Enjoy an artisan coffee, local homemade cakes and even “a slice of Italy” right in the heart of Bristol.

Small St. Espresso Serving amazing espresso, filter, cakes & sarnies in Bristol’s Old City since 2012.House roast by Clifton Coffee, guest roasters from Bristol, the UK, and beyond and fresh pastries from popular Hart’s Bakery

23 Small Street Bristol BS1 1DW www.smallstreetespresso.co.uk

Playground Coffee House Sip your brew from a swing seat at this fun coffee shop. The cakes are delicious, and the lunchtime meal deal is a bargain!

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Also try: Full Court Press A rotating list of complex coffees are brewed with the utmost care and attention, catering to the true connoisseur. 59 Broad Street Bristol BS1 2EJ 07794 808552 www.fcpcoffee.com

Harts Bakery Opened by Bristolian sourdough queen Laura Hart in 2012, Hart’s Bakery is the Temple Quarter’s go-to for cut-above caffeine (courtesy of local roasters Extract Coffee) and breakfast on the go, with a big communal table that works well for more leisurely pit stops. Arch 35 Lower Approach Road Temple Meads Bristol BS1 6QS 0117 9924488 www.hartsbakery.co.uk

Ahh Toots Cakes to die for and great coffee at this curiously named St Nicks staple. These cakes can be ordered to take home, and this take-away option forms a large part of the business, but it’s definitely worth stopping by at this stunning little tearoom. Here, you can pick up some savoury treats for lunch such as sausage rolls, sandwiches and quiche. 4-8 Glass Arcade Bristol BS1 1LJ 07788 843960 www.ahhtoots.co.uk

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Interview with Robbie Shaw of Refine Property For the uninitiated please explain the concept and advantages of appointing a home staging expert? Homestaging professionals will use their experience and knowledge to prepare your property in the strongest possible way to get the best sale price achievable when going to market. The best price is achieved by attracting a lot of potential buyers to your home to either achieve the asking price quickly or exceed that asking price! A home stager will balance your spend vs potential return to ensure you get the most from your investment. Statistics show a well prepared and staged home sells faster and for more than its vacant or cluttered neighbours. How did you come to establish your company? Refine property was established during a time I was in property development. I found my unfurnished property wasn’t attracting any buyers and decided to look at other options rather than drop the price. I found home staging as an option but couldn’t find a furniture rental service in Bristol so, I started one. We’ve been trading for 4 years now and on average stage 2 homes per week. At any one time we have over 20 homes staged and currently have a huge stock of furniture so we can move very quickly. Can you give us an example of one of your success stories? We had a vendor come to us through a potential agent switch. After a lovely 3 bed property on College Green hadn’t received any offers in 4 months and 2 price drops they were looking for a change. The new agent suggested they came to us and underwent a full stage along with painting in one room. A total spend of around £4K. The property then went back to market at the same asking price (of which the previous agent had suggested another £20k price drop). It sold in 1 week and went to sealed bids. Ending up £12k over the asking price of which the previous agent suggested to drop. The £4K investment had returned them well over £20k Do you offer traditional interior design services for buyers and renovators? We don’t offer traditional interior design but we offer furniture package for private owners, HMO’s, air b&b and for landlords. What’s your process from getting that initial phone enquiry from a new customer? If a vendor is interested and wants a ballpark figure this can be done via email or telephone call. If the ballpark is acceptable we would do a property visit (with or without client) produce a formal proposal with all figures and CGI’s of potential dressing of the property. If this is accepted we send out or terms which need signing returned with 10% deposit and then a date is booked in for staging.

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Live music Anson Rooms

University Union, 1,200-capacity music venue hosting eclectic programme of new and established acts. Richmond Building, University of Bristol, 105 Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1LN www.bristolsu.org.uk/groups

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The Golden Lion Quiz nights, open-mike sessions & music acts from jazz & blues to American country in a lively bar. 244 Gloucester Rd, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8NZ 0117 924 6449 www.m.facebook.com/goldenlionbristol


One of the best things about Bristol’s live music scene is that every day is different. Live music runs deep in Bristol’s veins and the city has been home to some of the most influential and culturally relevant British musicians in the last 40 years ...

The Fleece Established venue for live indie music gigs in a former Victorian wool hall with a flagstone floor. 12 St Thomas St, Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6JJ 0117 945 0996 www.thefleece.co.uk/

St George’s Bristol World, jazz and classical music in a former Georgian church Great George St, Bristol BS1 5RR 0845 402 4001 www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk

The Louisiana Live bands nightly in a cosy room above a sprawling wood-floored pub. Wapping Rd, Bathurst Terrace, Bristol BS1 6UA 0117 926 5978 www.thelouisiana.net

Thunderbolt Bristol Top live bands and arts in small Victorian pub serving local real ales, cider and Sunday roasts. 124 Bath Rd, Totterdown, Bristol BS4 3ED 0117 373 8947 www.thethunderbolt.net

Exchange Exchange is a Community Benefit Society focused on supporting a wide range of musical projects and creative endeavours. 72, 73 Old Market St, Bristol BS2 0EJ www.exchangebristol.com

The Old England Dog-friendly public house in a historic setting with pints, coffee, pool tables & a beer garden. Regular live music -see website for details. 43 Bath Buildings, Montpelier, Bristol BS6 5PT 0117 944 1037 www.oldenglandbristol.co.uk

LeftBank Bar Set in a language school, this hip and intimate bar hosts regular live jazz and soul sessions. 128 Cheltenham Rd, Cotham, Bristol BS6 5RW www.leftbankbar.co.uk

The Old Duke Traditional live jazz every night in a buzzing old pub with bench tables on the cobbled street. 45 King St, Bristol BS1 4ER 0117 401 9661 www.theoldduke.co.uk

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High St Hotspots Bristol Shopping Quarter In the heart of the city centre, Bristol Shopping Quarter is home to hundreds of shops, from high street favourites and designer names to independent boutiques, plus great restaurants, cinemas and bars. Centred around Broadmead, The Galleries, The Arcade, Cabot Circus and Quakers Friars, this huge shopping area has something for everyone.

St Nicholas Market A fantastic range of independent retailers can be found at St Nicholas Market, inside the historical building of 'The Exchange' in the heart of the Old City. The Glass Arcade is a hive of food outlets, florists and textiles sellers. Each week additional markets join the offering : The Nails Market-(Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm) Bringing a range of independent traders selling gifts, artwork, photography and handcrafted items and much more.

Bristol Vegan and Wellness Market Enjoy vegan street food, mental health services and products, wellness-related literature and other items for spiritual and wellness practices.

Street Food Market The Street Food Market is your chance to grab some of the best street food in the city and local produce.

Bristol Farmers' Market This is your opportunity to buy local produce, such as meat, fish, cheese, fruit and vegetables, directly from the producers.

Bristol Flea Market The market features stalls selling antiques, vintage, retro, plants & garden accessories and many unusual oddities. Other oddments

Bristol cider shop Imagine more than 100 types of local artisan cider, carefully fermented within 50 miles of Bristol and sporting evocative names such as Oliver's Making Hay and Perry's Owl Unit 4, Cargo, Gaol Ferry Steps, Wapping Wharf, Bristol BS1 6WE Telephone: 0117 929 3203 22


Jemima rose vintage Thanks to an eclectic street style, Bristol is pretty excellent for vintage shopping; and in Clifton, many a secondhand treasure has been uncovered here – though items don’t last very long here. 4 The Arcade, Boyces Avenue, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4AA Telephone: 07812 781176

Urban Fox Centrally located, this picks out a careful collection of vintage pieces, mainly from the 1980s and 1990s – the owner’s been on the scene for well over decades, so knows his stuff. 58 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1JG Telephone: 01179 300090

Fox and Feather Specialises in Scandi-inspired homeware, clothing and interior accessories. It was opened by Clare Sarjeant, ‘to bring a breath of fresh air to the high street, an alternative to chain-store shopping’. 43 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8AD Telephone: 0117 329 2575

The Bristol Cheesemaker This small indie specialises in regional British cheeses – many from the best West Country dairies and farms, of course. Try the Truffler, a hard cow’s cheese made in Somerset with truffle oil, or the pasteurised goat’s blue cheese from Totnes. For a full cheese course, pick up a bundle of artisanal Cornish cheeses or Devon cheeses, from £17. Unit 8 CARGO 2, Museum Street, Bristol BS1 6ZA 23


FAMILY LIFE

Family days out

Bristol is a great destination for a family trip offering entertainment for kids of all ages. We’ve picked Bristol’s some of the most popular family-friendly things to do and sorted them into a handy list. 24


Brunels SS Great Britain

Georgian House Museum

Originally a steamship and the longest ever built at that time (1845 -1854) by IK Brunel and designed purely to travel between Bristol and New York City as a trade route. Today the old port is well worth a walk which includes a museum and talk for the public to explore this magnificent artefact from a bygone era Open Thu-Sunday from 10.am -6pm

18th Century house lived in a by John Pinney a sugar plantation owner Open Daily

M Shed

Bristol Zoo gardens Specialising in endangered species and threatened wildlife/fauna/flora - a great day out with a big, childrens play area Open everyday till 5.30 pm

This museum is the place to find out all about Bristol’s rich history (So -called after the original allocated letters used on the sheds) it is located next to the floating Harbour at the dockside and houses over 2500 original artefacts from the slave trade to modern day industrial tools and relics .Things to look out for include an original fire rescue boat and 2 tugboats Open everyday (except Monday ) 10 .am till 5.pm

Castle Park Located on the other side of the Floating harbour is the lush green space of Castle Park. Originally the site of the main shopping area but destroyed in the war and demolished shortly thereafter .Things to see here are ruins of a castle and St peters Church with its sensory gardens.A wonderful outdoor space for the public Open 24 hours

University of Bristol Botanical Gardens Open everyday except Monday 10 am -4.30 pm

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Nightglows, Firework Displays and Mass Balloon Launches are just some of the spectacular events you can expect during the four days of free family-friendly fun that make up the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

The Bristol Wheel Millennium Square is a location in the centre of Bristol, England. It was built as part of the At Bristol development, and has become a popular public area.

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HOME & INTERIORS

Luxury interiors with Kutchen Haus Please tell us a little about the background of Kutchenhaus? Kutchenhaus are a national franchise and are literally the shop front for our supplier Nobilia who are the worlds largest kitchen manufacturer! We supply high quality German manufactured kitchen furniture at competitive prices and we are passionate at creating stunning looking kitchens. Being a franchise business you benefit from dealing with a local personal team, whilst having the added confidence knowing we are backed by a national and international company.

Why do you think German Kitchens are so popular with UK customers? German manufacturing has a reputation for its attention to detail and high quality products and we find customers choose a German kitchen for these two principles. Our kitchens are not just well made though they also look amazing and arrive to the UK fully assembled and ready to install which speeds up installation and minimises missing or wrongly fitted items. We can also often supply our made to measure German manufactured kitchen for a price of an ‘off the shelf’ UK kitchen, which makes choosing us very easy!

You have stores in both Bath and Bristol, how big an area do you cover? We obviously cover the Bath and Bristol areas, however we often get customers who travel around an hour to visit the showrooms. Being on the M4/M5 corridor we often attract customers from Gloucester, Cheltenham, Swindon as well as the Somerset and Wiltshire counties.

How do you see the future in terms of the evolution of kitchens? Smart technology is continuing to change the world we live in and the kitchen will soon be full of clever gadgets. You will soon be able to control your oven, check the contents of your fridge or make your favourite coffee all from your smartphone.

If there’s one piece of advice you could give to a family in the market for a kitchen what would it be? Do your research and start planning early. Our lead times to supply a kitchen is around 6-10 weeks, however, there is often lots that happen before an order is placed. If you are planning a kitchen extension then you will often need to get plans produced by an architect, seek planning permission and find a builder which could take anything up to 6 months. With this in mind it is really important you start planning early and really consider where you purchase your dream kitchen from. Check out reviews, compare showrooms and service you receive. Replacing a kitchen is a really big decision and it is important to you get the design right and choose the right company.

Matthew Collins – Senior Designer Poggenpohl Tunbridge Wells, 39-41 The Pantiles TN2 5TE | tunbridgewells@poggenpohl.com 26


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Schools & nurseries

Where our children spend most of their week

and how they are being educated is a decision which should take some serious consideration. We have put together this list of suggestions to make your life a little bit easier. Many local schools and nurseries offer free tours so please go and visit your choice options before making that final important decision. 28


Redland Green school RGS is graded as an Outstanding School by Ofsted and one of the top performing state schools in Bristol. Secondary school -academy converter Mixed pupils 11-18 0117 353 3200 www.redlandgreen.bristol.sch.uk/

Colston girls School Colston’s Girls’ School is one of the finest schools for girls in Bristol. Secondary 11-18 Girls only

Ashton Gate Primary School Ashton Gate Road, Bristol, BS3 1SZ 0117 9030236 www.ashtongate.bristol.sch.uk

Bishop Road Primary School Bishop Road, Bristol, BS7 8LS Telephone: 0117 903 0483 www.bishoproad.bristol.sch.uk

Blaise Primary and Nursery School Clavell Road, Bristol, BS10 7EJ 01173772424 https://www.blaise.bristol.sch.uk

www.colstonsgirls.org/

Bridge Farm Primary School Fairfield High school Fairfield is a school where everyone is valued for who they are and for what they can become. 0117 952 7100 www.fairfield.bristol.sch.uk/

St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School Skinners’ Kent Academy They are the only Church of England Voluntary Aided Secondary School in Bristol and are a high achieving school with a distinctive Christian ethos. Secondary and 16-18 Mixed pupils 0117 3772100 www.smrt.bristol.sch.uk/

Bristol Free school Bristol Free School is a high performing, 11-18 co-educational school serving the community of North West Bristol Tel: 0117 377 2700 www.bba.bristol.sch.uk/

St Bedes Catholic College St Bede’s Catholic College is a wonderful place of learning, with an excellent culture and climate. 0117 377 2200 www.stbedescc.org/

Orchard School Secondary 11-16 Mixed pupils Head teacher-Julia Hinchcliffe 0117 377 2000 www.orchardschoolbristol.co.uk/

East Dundry Road, Bristol, BS14 0LL 0117 9030420 www.bridgefarm-pri.bristol.sch.uk/web

Elmlea Infant School Elmlea Avenue, Bristol, BS9 3UU 0117 377 2352 www.elmlea-inf.bristol.sch.uk

Bright Horizons Bristol Day Nursery and Preschool Clanage Road, Bower Ashton, Bristol BS3 2JX 03702185167 www.brighthorizons.co.uk

Magic Roundabout Nursery Bristol 141 Coronation Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1RE Tel: 0117 963 9800 www.mrnnursery.co.uk

King Street Nursery, Bristol City Centre 7-8 King Street, Bristol BS1 4EQ Tel: 0117 925 2752 www.daynurseries.co.uk

Bristol Grammar School Bristol Grammar School is a 4–18 mixed University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR 0117 973 6006 https://www.bristolgrammarschool.co.uk

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EXPERT INTERVIEW

Q&A with Richard Winsor of Winsor + Leaman Architects. mail@winsorleaman.com www.winsorleaman.com 0117 923 8617

What are the main misconceptions people have regarding using an archtect? That they are expensive. This should not be the case and we always tailor our design and finishes to meet our clients’ budget. If employed to see the job through to completion, we also see that the work is being carried out properly.

Are there any current trends in the nature of projects you are being commssioned to design? There is a trend towards open plan with clean modern designs and crisp finishes.

What types projects you find the most fulfilling to work on? Modernising existing buildings of whatever size or purpose.

How are design costings usually calculated on residential projects? We use our own unique costed schedule that allows our clients to see exactly where their money is being spent. It is also popular with builders since it dispenses with any disputes about alterations as the building work progresses.

What encouragement would you give to potential clients who are hesitating to make that first call to an architect? We offer a free consultation of up to an hour after which we produce a fee proposal before any decision is made to use us.

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SHOPPING

Independent boutiques O

ur shopping streets are dotted with beautifully curated independent boutiques. Here are some of our favourites.

Whistles With stores all over the UK, you may have heard of contemporary women’s brand Whistles, but its Park Street boutique store in Bristol makes the brand seem more like an independent than a chain. 82 Park Street, Bristol, England, BS1 5LA 0117 9279630

Cooshti Open since the early ’90s, the store is run by a group of people who know their streetwear, music and art inside out. With an array of streetwear and sneakers available from brands such as Adidas, Brixton, Champion, Edwin, Penfield and more. 57 Park Street, Bristol, England, BS1 5NU 0117 9290850

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Grace & Mabel

In 2007, sisters Shelley, Daniela and Kirstie opened the doors of this boutique store, nestled in the pretty Clifton Village. With individually picked items from designers across the world, you can expect unique items of clothing, accessories and even fragrances and beauty products. The Mall Clifton Village, 32 The Mall, Bristol, UK, 0117 974 3882

Garment Quarter Launched in 2010, Garment Quarter is a fusion of New York’s Garment District and Manchester’s Northern Quarter. With items from Vivienne Westwood, Moschino, Versace, Victoria Beckham, Comme des Garçons and many other designer brands, Bristol shoppers are given a great selection to choose from. 47b Merchant Street, Broadmead Bristol, England, BS1 3EE, United Kingdom 0117 3741515

BS8 BS8 is an independent womenswear store stocking vintage, high-street and independent brands, as well as a couple of designer finds if you’re lucky. If you’re after a pair of vintage Levi’s, a cool patterned silk shirt, an aviator jacket or pretty much anything chic, you’re sure to find it here! 34 Park St, Bristol BS1 5JG Phone: 0117 930 4836

Maze Clothing This store has been open since 1985 and is pretty much a Bristol staple. With a carefully sourced selection of clothing from a number of UK and European brands, you won’t be disappointed with what’s on offer. Think Bonne Maison, Hudson, Citizens of Humanity, Nice Things and more. 26-28 The Mall, Clifton Bristol, England, BS8 4DS 0117 9744459

Rhubarb Jumble If vintage garments are your thing, then you’ll love rummaging through Rhubarb Jungle, a fairly new thrift store located on the thriving North Street. 52 North Street, Southville Bristol, England, BS3 1HJ 07756 188377

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A bit about us… We’re a two-woman independent planning consultancy based in Bristol and working throughout the South-West. We passionately believe that high-quality development fundamentally affects how we live and respond to space, and we approach all our work with this mindset, whatever the nature or scale of the project. What we do... We provide tailor-made planning support for any type of property project, be it residential, commercial, environmental or heritage. From pre-application to approval, we work with property owners, developers and architects to steer a path through the planning system. We offer advice, manage applications and appeals, and provide expert planning input wherever it’s needed. Our role is all about managing the process - we leave the design and drawing work to the architects! Your project, where to start... No two projects are the same, but there are some basic points that will save you time and money when embarking on your own ‘grand design’. For starters, do some policy research and check out the planning history and constraints of your property. If it’s listed, remember that every change you make will need permission. If it’s complex, you could pursue a pre-application enquiry, and it’s almost always worth engaging with your neighbours as early as possible. We’d always recommend frontloading your application with detail - even for a minor renovation project. We can guide you through all or any of these steps towards getting your proposals off the ground. Our favourites... We love the variety of our projects, and it’s difficult to pick favourites. In recent years we’ve delivered consent for a bespoke housing development in the North Somerset village of Sandford, advised on a listed farmhouse complex at Lye Hole (Wrington), and promoted the refurbishment of The Litton in the Chew Valley as a beautiful rural boutique pub. We’ve secured a new arts centre for a care home in Cheddar, gained approval for the extension and renovation of large rural properties in Wiltshire and assisted with a contemporary extension to a C19th country house in the Cotswolds. We provide advice to Estate owners and new purchasers on what can be achieved with their property. We thrive on the different challenges they present and relish a quirky site! Relationships are key... Success for us is founded on respectful relations with clients, colleagues and Local Authorities - Planning can be a very confrontational game and it helps to work with kind people. We’re convinced that collaborative working delivers the best outcomes for all, and our relationships with ‘the planners’ are central to this, be they from Bristol, North Somerset, BANES or South Gloucestershire Councils. Without them, we won’t secure positive decisions, and without these you can’t move forward on your projects. At the end of the day, we’re all striving for high quality, deliverable development, so let’s make the process as positive as possible. 35


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EXPERT INTERVIEW

Interview with Matthew Coe partner with leading Bristol Architects Cryer & Coe.

So as still a relatively new architectural practice how are you making your mark on the Bristol design scene?

Cryer & Coe architects are an award winning, design centred practice established in Bristol in 2018. Each of our projects is unique and evolves from understanding our clients, their brief, the site and future users.

We offer a really personalised design service, focusing on quality and sustainability. Instead of having a recognisable style, we take a fresh approach to each project, taking into account the client’s personality and requirements, as well as the property and site. We’ve worked on lots of properties with a real variety of clients and already have some great examples showing the range of completed work around the city. We can provide feasibility studies - to give you ideas of what you could do with a site or property, right through to full service design including interiors and styling, and everything in between. We have developed a network of local builders, consultants, craftsmen and suppliers meaning we build strong and reliable teams to deliver projects. Our relationship with each client shapes the project we create together. This process allows us to find effective, integrated and bespoke solutions and make their experience enjoyable and successful.

How would you describe the market for architectural services in Bristol right now?

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Demand is high for property in Bristol so whilst it’s not always possible to find that perfect house - in the right location with the right layout - an architect will help transform it into a home that really works for you and your family. This year has shown how important it is for our homes to provide flexible space that we enjoy spending time in, and more than ever people are now keen to work with an architect to ensure they get the most out of any project they undertake. What advice would you offer to a family who are considering making that first call to an architects but are maybe hesitating?


“Paying a design professional is always more beneficial than going to a builder directly.” What advice would you offer to a family who are considering making that first call to an architects but are maybe hesitating? Get started sooner rather than later. Projects take time even if they don’t need planning permission and you can always work up to a certain stage and wait until finances or circumstances change to build it out, or simply add value to your property through a planning consent. Paying a design professional is always more beneficial than going to a builder directly, as you will get better considered ideas which will add value and improve the way you live in the space. We appreciate that for many people it may be their first development and quite daunting. We offer a no obligation initial meeting during which we explain in detail the process and how we can help you through it. These conversations can also throw up ideas that you may not have considered. We can also help you assess a property you are considering buying; it may look cramped and dark now, but what’s its potential? We can help with ways to improve or enlarge, and give indicative costs.

Getting projects approved by planners can challenging in any jurisdiction, how can you help? We know and understand the area well through many years of living and working here; we have strong relationships with local planning departments here in the South West and lots of experience in gaining planning consents on tricky sites. We consider current policy when discussing initial ideas with the client as these can often steer works, particularly if a Listed structure or within a more confined setting such as a Conservation Area. Permitted Development Rights have also increased the potential for residential development.

What type of projects really get your team buzzing and excited? Those projects where the clients are equally excited and engage with the process, seizing the opportunity to change how they could feel about their new home. Some are enthusiastic from the outset whilst others are a little more reserved but soon realise the impact this new space - whether a new build or rearrangement - will have on their lives. We also relish the opportunity of working with older properties; making the most of innovations in sustainability and technology to provide modern and flexible living spaces, whilst also keeping any existing period features or quirks. We genuinely care passionately about creating spaces which not only look good, but more importantly improve how you live. 43


Local Restaurants The Chefs Table Fine dining award winning restaurant, European, Continental and vegetarian options. 1a Avon Cres, Bristol BS1 6XQ 07525 469930 chefstable.restaurant/

Tare Tare is an 18 cover Michelin guide restaurant situated on Bristol’s Wapping Wharf harbourside development, part of a large group of independent businesses operating from converted shipping containers. Serving British, European and vegetarian options. Unit 14, Museum Street Wapping Wharf Bristol BS1 6ZA 0117 9294328 www.tarerestaurant.co.uk/

Pipal Tree Restaurant Local Indian restaurant with rave reviews online and withTrip advisor. 28 Chelsea Road Bristol BS5 6AF Tel: (01179) 558820 www.pipaltreerestaurant.com

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Coronation Curry House Indian, Asian, Balti and vegetarian options. 190, Coronation rd Bristol BS3 1RF 0117 9664569

www.coronationcurryhouse.co.uk

Cathay Rendezvous Cathay Rendezvous is the longest established Chinese Restaurant in Bristol 30 King st Bristol BS1 4DZ 01179226161

www.cathay-rendezvous.com

99 Queens Café Previously ‘Rosarios’, 99 Queens is now revamped and serving amazing coffee, homemade cakes .lunches ,snacks and many more. 99 Queens Rd Bristol BS8 1LW 0117 317 9806

The Mall Deli Cafe From amazing sourdough bread, fantastic quiches and homemade cakes 14 The Mall Clifton BS8 4DR

www.themalldeli.co.uk

Chance and Counters A board game café but if you don’t want to play games it’s also a regular Café and a bar. 20 Christmas steps Bristol BS1 5BS

www.chanceandcounters.com

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OUR COMMUNITY

‘Virtually’ all you need

Some suggested local social media groups to help you connect, learn, buy, sell and have fun.

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INSTAGRAM Best of Bristol: www.instagram.com/bestofbristol/ Bristol Zoo: www.instagram.com/bristolzoo/ Inside Bristol: www.instagram.com/insidebristol/ Banksy Bristol: www.instagram.com/explore/tags/banksybristol/

FACEBOOK Buy, Sell, Swap: www.facebook.com/groups/1700867733573577 Buy, Sell Swap: www.facebook.com/groups/176578579188068 Bristol History: www.facebook.com/groups/bygonebristol Poetry Hub Poetry Group: www.facebook.com/groups/BristolPoetryHub Foodies: www.facebook.com/groups/204700603266152

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Help and support from your localCouncil You should inform your Local Authority of where you are moving from and where you are moving to around a month before you move. You can do this here.. www.bristol.gov.uk/council-tax/tell-us-that-youre-moving-home You’ll need to include the forwarding addresses for every adult in the property that pays council tax. Search for information and services from your council. Information for residents about Bristol City Council including council tax, bins and recycling, schools, leisure, streets and parking, this and lot’s more at the below link. www.bristol.gov.uk

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Planning and Building Control Unsure which services you need? If you are thinking of making changes to your property, you may need to apply for planning permission and / or Building Regulations approval. If you’re not sure which applications to make, please use the guidance below to help you to decide what you need to do. Please note that many developments will require both. What is planning? Planning is the process of deciding whether a proposed development should go ahead or not. It uses national and local policies to consider the development in its context and may look at the impact of the work on neighbours and the wider community, existing architecture, the land, the layout, and existing or proposed infrastructure (such as drains, transport and schools). You will probably need planning permission if your proposed development will do any of the following: • create a new building or change the use or appearance of an existing building • affect the sunlight, privacy or outlook for neighbouring properties • affect the nearby area with noise disturbance, smell or fumes • work on or around listed buildings or any conservation areas • affect traffic volumes, road safety or access • change the density of development in an area • use significantly different materials or finishes from nearby properties • have an effect on existing trees

More here; www.bristol.gov.uk/planning-and-building-regulations/ make-a-planning-application

What is building control? Building control applies national statutory regulations to ensure the structural quality of any building work, in areas such as safety, public health, accessibility, and the materials used. Most substantial building projects (such as an extension, knocking down walls or converting a garage or loft) will need Building Regulations approval.

www.bristol.gov.uk/planning-and-building-regulations/planning-policy

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8, The Mall Clifton Village, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4DR www.hamptons.co.uk

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