Planning to build an extension and wondering if you can do it alone? If you live in the United Kingdom, architects are not required to submit planning or to design a building, but before you make the decision of building without one, here are a few points you might want to consider.Read More
In the United Kingdom, you are not legally obliged to hire an architect on a construction project. This means technically you can absolutely do the design part yourself and trust a builder to take care of the rest. This is not a decision to take lightly so before you take on this journey, make sure you have considered the following points.Read More
Whether you are making changes to an existing building or starting a new construction from scratch, before you start on site you will need to apply for a Building Regulations approval. Here’s our guide on building regulation drawings : what they are, what you need to be aware of and how to get them done.Read More
What if your neighbour has an issue with your renovation and you become “in dispute”? Appointing a party wall surveyor will be your next port of call. They will help you reach an agreement a sign a party wall agreement. If you’re wondering what a party wall surveyor does, when a party wall surveyor gets involved or what even is a party wall agreement, then read our guide for answers including when to hire a surveyor and how much they cost.Read More
Moving a bathroom is common in renovation projects, but it can be a complex operation that will require you to take into account a few key technical elements. To help you, we’ve summarized everything you need to consider and take into account in order to relocate a bathroom inside your home.Read More
Apex or gable end windows are typically triangular widows that follow the roof structure to create a light filled room. The apex is the highest point of something, so an apex window is an opening that goes all the way to the ceiling.
Apex windows are very stylish, and fit perfectly on new extensions and in dormers. They can work with any house style and come in a variety of sizes and materials. We love an apex window moment so we’ve put together a guide to apex windows - should you have one? Are they expensive? - together with 10 stunning apex windows ideas.Read More
Designing a stunning kitchen can seem like a daunting task. A kitchen needs to be a fully functional and practical room without sacrificing the design aspect. In many homes it is the most used room of the house, with the myriad of things to consider when it comes to designing a stunning kitchen, there’s definitely no one-size-fits-all approach to it.
So to help you, you’ll find in this post 20 stunning kitchen design ideas with anything from layout tips to styling inspiration.Read More
Bungalows are very versatile houses. The single storey dwellings suit many different lifestyles but more importantly they are very transformable. Dormer extensions in particular are an easy way to double the size of your homes with minimal structural intervention.
To help you visualise your future bungalow dormer extension, we have put a list of the 9 most impressive dormer bungalow extensions!Read More
If you’ve got the ceiling space, there are so many ways you can make loft conversion dormers work for your needs as a homeowner. Flick through some of the most inventive dormer ideas to get your creative juices going!Read More
Getting the keys to a renovation is an exciting time – especially if you’re contemplating all the extension ideas you could go for. Get the exterior look just right with these 1930s extension ideas. Each one as unique as the last.Read More
A side extension can be a great way to bring in much needed extra space, flow, and light into your home. If you have a semi-detached or detached house, by considering a side extension, you’ll maximise footprint. Here are 15 real ideas to inspire you.Read More
Deliberating between a conservatory or an extension? Don’t panic! We've made a simple guide to help you choose which one is right for you, including the pros and cons when you’re considering an extension vs a conservatory.Read More
Looking to renovate your home and wondering whether you should seek an interior architect, designer or regular architect? It’s hard to know what an interior architect does but in this article we’ll guide you on the interior architect’s role, how they can help you and whether or not they fit your project.