Architect Your Listed Home – How to Get Around Common Problems

Home Extensions

If you own a listing building and want to extend, you will need to decide whether to change it or enhance what already exists. Whichever you choose, you will undoubtedly encounter some hurdles in terms of what the local planning and conservation authority will allow and how you can best navigate this smoothly. Surprisingly, there […]

7 Tips on What to Avoid When Building a New Home


A new home build is something many of us dream about. Having the funds to build your own house totally to your taste is both exciting and rewarding, but it doesn’t come without its share of difficulties.  If you have decided to embark on your own construction project, you want to ensure you spend your […]

Do Loft Conversions Add Value to Your Home?

Loft Conversions

If you’re looking to add value to your home, the best way is to increase the square footage by adding space. When doing this, many homeowners opt for a rear extension. However, where planning permission can’t be sought, or if you’re looking to extend multiple parts of your property, a loft conversion works well.  Loft […]

Can I Build an Extension Without Planning Permission?

Home Extensions

As the old saying goes, how long is a piece of string? The answer is ‘it depends’. Whether you can build an extension without planning permission, depends on the type of property you have and the type of extension you want to build.  Let’s look at each of these individually. The type of property  Some […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Planning a New Home

Local Architects

A new build project is a big deal. It can be a substantial amount of money and a move that will significantly change your home and increase its value, so you want to make sure you get it right and avoid the pitfalls that can come with such a project.  Here’s a rundown of what […]

Understanding More About Building Regulations

Planning Permission Advice

A common view of Building Regulations is that they are an unwanted obstacle, set to impede your construction project. However, that’s not the case at all. Building Regulations are there to ensure your home is safe for you to live in; something we should never be cutting corners on. Building Regulations are governed by Building […]