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Smart Home Developments

Smart home developments are big news for new builds or home extensions. news commentary ► smart home news Smart home technology is offering functionality which is increasingly multi. Having become populated with speakers for Google Assistant, the market now has some with screens featuring various additional functions over and above the basic home controls for heating, lighting etc. Pioneer versions are being produced subsidiary manufacturers, and not Google. For example, the Smart Display by Lenovo.   ► ...

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How to Define and Plan your new Home Extension

How to Define and Plan your new Home Extension From Our Series: 10 Blogs on how to Love Your Architect A SERIES OF GUIDES TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR PERFECT ARCHITECT Article # 3: How to Define and Plan your new Home Extension: 10 Tips   House Extension Planning: when you have decided you would like to extend your home, here are some tips to make sure the design & planning and pre-build phases go as smoothly as possible. To find out how to define and plan your new home extension, read on.     Tip 1: E ...

Rear Extension Ideas: terraced house projects

Adding an enjoyable, open living space – with one of our rear extension ideas – is worth the investment. Photo Credit. Rear House Extension ► add an open living space If you are looking for an architect for some rear extension ideas, Extension Architecture are architects in battersea but as well as being local architects, are also one of the architecture firms in London who work in all boroughs within the M25 (and beyond). If you have been asking where are the local architects near me?” or you may want a Chelsea ...

Permitted Development Updates

How far can I extend? Am I eligible for PD Rights? Use this guide to check if your project can be done within Permitted Development (PD) Rights – or if it will require a full Planning Application. Permitted Development rights are classified by 8 groups (Classes A – H), of which classes A-B cover residential applications. Under certain conditions, Class A allows a 3m rear extension on your property if it is a terraced house, or 4m if it is detached. Class B allows for a terraced house to have a loft conversion w ...

How Much do Plans Cost for an Extension

This guide indicates cost of extension plans. You may have been wondering… How much do plans cost for an extension? This guide will give you an idea of what to expect when working out construction costs and associated planning costs such asarchitect fees for extension plans. So with your house extension cost, do factor in the legal requirement for planning permission, as well as the construction cost. See also our article about architects’ fees, as this one is focused on extensions. Architect Fees for ...

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How to Prepare for your first meeting with your architect

From Our Series: 10 Blogs on how to Love Your Architect A SERIES OF GUIDES TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR PERFECT ARCHITECT   Article # 2: How to Prepare for your first meeting with your architect: 10 Tips   You have decided to hire an architect, and you are almost there with the process of choosing an architect. You are now ready to meet your Architect… so here are some tips on how to prepare for your first meeting with your architect     Tip 1: Butterflies Don’t be nervous, architects are humans, just ...

Convert Conservatory into Extension

Convert Conservatory into Extension projects need good site insurance. Wish List #1 Extra Space! This has been an increasingly refreshing wish, but do consider planning law and design. It is easier if you hire professionals to guide you regarding kitchen extensions or changing a conservatory into an orangery, instead of navigating the process alone. What to do Whether you wish to add a conservatory, a flat roof extension or turn a conservatory into a side extension or orangery, you can apply under permitted d ...
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