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6 Home Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

6 Home Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

TV home improvement shows can be the source for great ideas, but they can also leave you with the impression that all renovations can be done in a week. What you don’t see are the months of essential planning beforehand. A successful renovation relies on detailed...

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5 Reasons To Use An Architectural Design Expert

5 Reasons To Use An Architectural Design Expert

Whether you’re thinking about redesigning your bathroom, considering a loft conversion or even dreaming of a new build, it always helps to have the expertise of an architectural designer. From initial designs to recommendations for tradesmen, a design expert has a...

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Boost Your Back Garden – Garden Rooms

Boost Your Back Garden – Garden Rooms

Now that spring is just around the corner, the days are warming up a little and your garden is starting to bud, how good does your own little sanctuary away from the main house sound? Would having some extra space outside make day-to-day life a little easier for you and your family?

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Reset your home ready for 2021

Reset your home ready for 2021

As we all reflect on the challenges 2020 has brought us, it’s a good opportunity to take some time over the festive period to review how your house works for you and your family, especially if members of your family will continue to work from home into the new...

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Space planning – why it’s important

Space planning – why it’s important

As architectural designers, we create and transform spaces to meet the needs of the occupiers. This might be a residential home, retail shopping units, mixed use building developments, or industrial buildings.To achieve the optimum layout for your project and...

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Hidden treasure: Cash in the attic space!

Hidden treasure: Cash in the attic space!

If you have unused space in the roof cavity of your home, you literally could have cash in the attic! Converting your attic into liveable space can increase the value of your home and give you that extra room in your house. A survey conducted by Zoopla last year,...

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Think green when extending or building

Think green when extending or building

We have had many enquiries over the last few months for home extensions in particular! It has been really interesting to hear the thought processes that have led our clients to the decision to extend. The most common, and relatable, is that when clients were used to...

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The best of both worlds

The best of both worlds

Modern extensions to enhance old houses What do you love most about your period property? The original features - the high ceilings, the stained-glass windows, the large open fireplaces? It has charm and it has soul, which is why many older homes command higher prices...

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Use your stamp duty savings to develop and extend!

Use your stamp duty savings to develop and extend!

We have taken many calls in the last month from people who are planning to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday that was introduced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on 8 July 2020. The stamp duty announcement (which was from immediate effect) states that anyone who...

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Our new and improved website has launched!

Our new and improved website has launched!

We love giving homes and buildings a fresh makeover, so we thought we would take some of that design inspiration and apply it to our website to showcase our projects and services much better! They say first impressions count, so we want ours to be a good one! Our new...

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The home office is here to stay!

The home office is here to stay!

As the Government prepares its plans for sending staff back to offices from next month, a survey by the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) has found that home working is set to double compared to pre-pandemic numbers.

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Build your own home!

Build your own home!

Have you ever thought whether you should build your own home, or perhaps you are you part of a community group thinking about building? For years, large home building companies held the monopoly in the UK housing market, repeating the same style of house over and...

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The smart move is to stay and improve

The smart move is to stay and improve

Last week, The Bank of England reported that the number of mortgage approvals for house purchases fell to its lowest level in May since comparable records began, and this level is a huge 90% below the pre-lockdown levels in February.

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Are you procrastinating over your home extension?

Are you procrastinating over your home extension?

The decision to extend your home is a big one. You may have thought about it for a long time, years even! Perhaps you’ve often considered what your kitchen would look like if you just took that wall down? Or since spending a lot of time at home recently, you’ve...

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