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Case study – Double Storey Extension

Double storey extensions are a fantastic way of increasing the size and value of your property significantly, allowing you to maximise not only the living space but also adding an extra bedroom, an ‘adults only’ ensuite, or increasing the size of existing bedroom. Moving house is such hard work, not to mention expensive but a double storey extension can give you the extra space you need for a growing family, guests, or looking after elderly family members without having to pack up all your stuff. Why choose a double ...

What to expect from a full site survey when building an extension

  So you have decided you want to extend your home. London house prices mean it is too expensive to move and you are settled where you are; you just need more space. What’s the first thing you should do? Decide where to put the extension? Debate whether it should be single or double storey? Fantasise about the value it will add to your property? The first thing you should do is call your architect and ask them to come and do a full site survey. Why have a full site survey done? Having an architect come and surve ...

Industry Update June 2017-What do the election results means for architecture?

Political uncertainty in the country and the architecture industry After assurances that there would not be an election until 2020, it certainly came as a shock to many when Theresa May announced that the election would be taking place in June. At the time, it appeared that the Conservatives were guaranteed a landslide majority, giving Mrs May a strong mandate to take the UK into Brexit negotiations. However, as polling day crept ever closer, the polls suggested Labour’s popularity was increasing at a staggering rate an ...

What is 3D Visualisation?

Typically, when you talk to an architect about improving your home you’ll begin to develop your own idea of what the finished project will look like. The architect can then expand on this through detailed drawings and plans. But these two-dimensional renderings still won’t necessarily enable you to picture the finished work. That’s why we use 3D visualisations, to take you beyond planning drawings and into an immersive world of realised possibilities. Architectural 3D visualisations are about bringing a concept to ...

5 Ways to Create More Space Without Moving

We’ve all been there, the home you love is starting to feel a tad on the small side; perhaps your family has grown or maybe you would like to have the space to work from home? Whatever the reasons, you may start thinking the only option is to search for somewhere bigger. But finding a larger house and moving can be an incredibly stressful undertaking (not to mention expensive!) so, before you pay a visit to your local estate agent, why not take a look at our top 5 tips to create more space without all the stress of movi ...

Case Study: Single Storey Extensions

What do you need to do to transform your home? Space is the key, and getting more of it will provide the means to make your home different. Plus, the overall cost, when compared to moving, is generally going to be cheaper, especially if you’re looking at increasing the size of your property. The single storey extension is an ideal way to extend your property: generally, the designing and planning are straightforward, and in terms of adding value to a property, increased living space tends to work more in your favour tha ...

An End To End Architectural Service

So you’ve finally decided that you’ve outgrown the family home; maybe the kids are growing up fast and they need their own space, maybe you need to start planning for your parent’s old age and are considering a granny annex, or maybe you’ve recently set up on your own in the gig economy and need a peaceful place to work from home? But whatever the reason, sometimes the need for more space is simply not enough to justify selling your beloved family home, and that’s when an extension to your current house is the ...
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