Designing Quality Spaces For The New Normal

With nowhere else to go, the home has become a critically important part of our lives. Home-life now includes work, schooling, leisure, exercise, and shopping all – though there is uncertainty about what things will look like following the post-pandemic...

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Converting a House into Flats?

Thinking of converting a house to flats? – Depending on where you are in the UK this may not seem as simple as you think. So how can you check how likely planning consent for conversion to flats would be? Check Policies – Your local authority...

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How Long Does it Take to Get Planning Permission?

In short, around 2 months… but there’s far more to it than that.  We have listed the different types of applications below. Lawful Development Applications This is for the typical loft conversion, 3/4m deep rear extensions and also side extensions....

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How to Get Light into Your Home?

Looking to improve your home by adding an extension, knocking down walls or creating more space? Take a moment to think of how the light will fill your home. Windows can make such a difference to the finish of your project, so don’t make them an afterthought!...

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Rear Extension Ideas

So you’ve got the budget and some ideas but can’t quite decide on the layout for your rear extension. When you have your initial consultation with your chosen Architect/Architectural Technologist they will look at different options available to your...

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What is a Party Wall Agreement?

A party wall agreement is an agreement between property owners required when certain works are carried out to a party wall (shared wall) or when works are carried out near to an adjoining neighbour (such as excavating within 3m). What type of works...

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Architect vs Architectural Technologist

We’re often asked what’s the difference between these two qualifications and it’s a good question. Both practices involve the design of buildings, the built environment, planning permission and technical design. Architects are said to have a greater...

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Open Plan Kitchens

Hints and Tips on Open Plan Kitchens I remember watching 90s shows like Friends and Will and Grace thinking I love how everyone is together, whether they were relaxing on the sofa or cooking in the kitchen. Open plan kitchens are continuing to grow...

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Save Money on Your House Extension Project

Hints and tips on how to save money on your extension project. More and more homeowners are deciding to extend rather than move, but how can costs and budgets be controlled to make the most of your project. These simple hints and tips that could save...

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Interview With Detailed Planning Director

Meet Paul: The Architectural Technologist making waves in the small business world. 5 years in and many more years to go we introduce you to Paul Cramphorn, the director of Detailed Planning. We join him on a dog walk in Golders Green with Winnie the...

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Need More Space in Your Home For a Baby

Welcoming a new arrival and need more space in your home? When preparing for a new arrival, the amount of nappies, clothes, baby bouncers and endless toys can be overwhelming. The big question is where to store it? Whatever your budget, we have come...

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