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Do you need help budgeting for an extension?

So, you’re thinking about extending your home. But not quite sure on how much it is going to cost you. Well, guess what you are in the right place. Our two most popular requests are kitchen extensions and loft conversions. Who doesn’t want a big kitchen with an island and bi-fold doors out to the garden? I do, it’s my dream! Or a loft conversion with either the master suite or two kids bedrooms in. I know which one I’d prefer…

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The Design&Build Method – Part 1

Introduction For the last seven years I have been consumed by a single thought – ‘how can I improve the home extension and renovation process in a way that works for all parties?’ The highest respect for my clients The roots of the Design&Build system came from the 19th Century figure of the Master Builder; men who had the highest respect from their peers and clients, due to their mastery and knowledge. In the 20th Century, most projects were being…

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Designing Your Home – Part 2: The Design

Now that you’ve figured out a budget and started an idea book, you can contact a professional. They will be able to help you get the desired design in place and the approvals that come with it, saving you money and time. The first step is the consultation; here, the architect will visit the property and have a chat with you about your likes and dislikes and what your dream home should look like. They will check the walls and…

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Designing Your Home – Part 1: Introduction

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; we’re all similar to a bee hive: each individual minds their own business, but we all work together for everyone’s well being. In design, this means that everyone specialises in a specific area and it’s only natural to rely on their services and not assume that you can do it yourself. I’ve been asked on numerous occasions what services an architect or designer provides and what are the costs for these…

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