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September, 2020

The benefits eco-friendly materials have and the advantages of ‘going green’

The benefits of Eco-friendly materials There are many advantages when it comes to designing a eco-friendly home. ‘Going green’ can help you save time, money and protect your health. It can also help reduce your impact on the environment, from […]

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September, 2020

Modern Architecture: Know its Characteristics

Modern architecture started around the beginning of the 20th century based on the rational use of modern building materials and technologies. What is different about modern architecture? We have summarised some of the most common characteristics of mid-century modern architecture; […]

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September, 2020

Things to know about Barn Conversions

What is a Barn Conversion? A barn conversion is a development and subsequent conversion of a farm building into a habitable building for commercial or residential use. With beautiful high ceilings, rustic interior and generous proportions, a barn conversion is […]

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September, 2020

How to apply for planning permission

If you think you need to apply for planning permission, contact your local council’s planning office or you can apply online by using the Planning Portal.  They will tell you if you need planning permission. The council will give you […]

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September, 2020

What is an architectural feasibility study?

An architectural feasibility study is to investigate and also evaluate a potential site plot or building. The study itself will clearly set out a brief history of the site or building, and the overall condition and significance. This will determine […]

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September, 2020

Paragraph 79 ‘isolated home’

Paragraph 79 ‘isolated home’ refers to a section of the 2018 National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) relating to building new isolated homes in the open countryside. Back in July 2018 the Government had updated the NPPF from ‘Paragraph 55’ to rename it […]

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September, 2020

How an Architect can build relationships with clients.

As an architect, the most rewarding experience possible is to exceed the dreams and expectations of your clients. Working one on one with, you, the client creates a dynamic conversation about how you live, work, love and interact in everyday […]

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September, 2020

Why a Building Conditions Survey is Important

A building conditions survey is a comprehensive inspection of a property, which takes into account the construction and condition of a property. A building survey will examine the building, the grounds and any outbuildings on the property. The report will: […]

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September, 2020

What are building regulations and do I need to apply for approval?

Building regulations set minimum standards for the design and construction of buildings to ensure the safety and health for people in or around the building. They also include requirements to ensure that the fuel and power are conserved and facilities […]

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September, 2020

How much do extensions cost?

How much will an extension cost? The answer is never straightforward for two reasons. Firstly, you have to decide how much you want to spend, and that’s a matter of resources, aspirations and reality checks. Secondly, you have to stick to […]

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