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What to expect when having a home extension

In the long run having an extension will be hugely beneficial to you, your family and the value of your home. However, depending on what you are having done there will be some level of disruption. Unless you are fortunate enough to be able to move out during the building of your home extension you should be prepared to put up with some inconveniences, such as dust, noise and the loss of the use of some rooms. With this blog, we aim to help you prepare prior to your extension or conversion and to give you have a better idea ...

Maximising Your Home Extension

 You may be extending your home to make space for your growing family now but have you thought about what you are going to do with those rooms once the kids have flown the nest? This may be something way ahead in the future for you however, considering how you might want to use that extra space once it is not necessarily needed is worth doing early on as it may affect the design of the extension. With the growing lack of affordable housing in London, many are considering renting out extra rooms in their homes. If this mi ...

London building material trends

  Across London you can see examples of past building trends, from the distinctive red brick of the Kensington mansion blocks to the brutalist concrete structures of the Barbican in the City of London. Changing material trends and new technologies have a lasting impact on the face of London. With new innovations appearing all the time in the realm of building and extending homes, the options available to you to create your perfect space are increasing. Whether you are looking to create something sleek and modern, go e ...

Conservatory Or Extension – The Pros And Cons

When looking for a way to create more space at home, without having to go through all the stress of moving, you may find yourself trying to decide between whether to have a conservatory or an extension. Both options have their advantages ad disadvantages, but ultimately which one to go for often depends on how much extra space you really need and how you want to use it.   Let’s have a look at the pros and cons. Pros and cons of a conservatory   A conservatory is a good way to create just a little extra spa ...

London Architecture Stamps

  The month of July saw the merging of two very popular interests; stamps and architecture. Of course, our passion lies predominantly in the latter (architecture’s in our name, after all), but who doesn’t love a good collection of stamps? They’re cultural, artistic and even a good investment. [caption id="attachment_12685" align="alignright" width="300"] Image: Royal Mail[/caption]   Royal Mail is well known for bringing out special collections of themed stamps - in fact, they’ve been doing it for over ...

Planning Applications; The Other Side of the Coin

We all know that planning applications can be a pain in the neck, but it can’t be denied that getting the permission of the local community is vital to a smooth and successful building project. You wouldn’t just build a house in front of a sea-view apartment, would you? Not without ruffling up a few feathers in the meantime, anyway. This is why we have planning applications. The whole point is that the community is allowed a say on what goes on in their immediate surroundings, which is only fair, and development can be ...

Converting your Loft in London; What you Need to Know

With house prices on the rise, economic instability and the fear of an unknown Brexit waiting just around the corner, it’s not hard to see why people aren’t selling. The property market has been hit with a bout of wariness. But, of course, it’s not always feasible to stay living in your current home. Maybe you have a baby on the way, extended family moving in or just need some more space – and what do you do then? Luckily, there are solutions that don’t involve moving, like loft conversions. Recently, loft convers ...
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