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Adding a Garden Room to your Home

Adding a garden room to your home can be an excellent way of creating some much-needed extra space for you and your family, as well as allowing you to use your garden no matter what the weather (a must in rainy old London!). A garden room can be used in many different ways, and they are an excellent and very cost-effective way of adding extra value to your home in a quirky and unique way. If you don't fancy the disruption of having a more traditional double or single storey extension built onto your home, then a garden r ...

Single Storey Rear& Side Extension in Greenwich

Date: November 2016 Borough: Greenwich Project Type: Single storey exension side & rear Wrap-around Extension and internal reconfigurations on the ground floor. [supsystic-slider id=50 position="center"] Brief Our concept design and materials for this rear extension had to closely match the host building, to comply with the policies for planning permission for extensions in Greenwich. We also had to observe the rule for corner plots, meaning we had to step back one metre from the boundary. In order ...

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 ...

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 e ...

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.   Royal Mail is well known for bringing out special collections of themed stamps - in fact, they’ve been doing it for over 50 years. From celebrating significant events such as the London 2012 Olympics to charting t ...

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 ...