Exterior sliding / folding doors – design inspiration

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Folding doors, bifold doors, sliding doors, concertina doors… what’s the difference? Folding doors, bifold doors, concertina doors, patio doors… there seem to be so many names for these glazed doors that open out to your garden but essentially they mean the same thing! Fully glazed doors have become incredibly popular and are a bit of… Read more »

House Extension Ideas by DfM Architects

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So you are thinking of extending your home? Fantastic! No idea where to start? You are not alone… Is it going to be a single or double storey extension? Glazed, render, brick? Sliding or folding doors? What about an extension with a glazed roof that will bring more daylight to your north side kitchen? Does it include… Read more »

Residential architects in West London

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Home renovation and extension architects in West London If you’re planning a house extension, renovation or new self-build, finding the right architect can be a critical first step to get right. We’ve compiled some of the best residential architects in West London to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. West London is brimming with talented… Read more »

How to get new residential projects on DfM

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How to create a winning profile for new residential projects…   1. Be relevant for this market Design for Me is all about one-off private residential projects. It provides an opportunity to market directly for this part of your business. Although it may be tempting to showcase your large scale, non-resi work, this may ultimately be off-putting… Read more »

Design for Me helps Architects and Designers find new residential projects

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Finding a constant stream of interesting new residential projects is not always easy. Design for Me was set up to provide a platform for architects and designers to find (and actually choose) new projects suitable for them!  For homeowners, it makes the process of finding a design professional more straightforward and accessible for residential projects. They can post their projects to the site… Read more »

Cob Houses

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Now, which construction technique will you adopt for your self-build? Trying to find a solution that’s easy on the environment as well as your bank account? Cob construction may well be the answer. Homes made with straw, clay and soil may seem to be out of date in today’s modern architectural world. But there are some… Read more »

Home office ideas and inspiration

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Home office ideas – from Design for Me’s architects and designers As home working this year became essential, we started to notice the benefits – flexibility, comfort and gaining back precious time wasted on the dreaded commute. For many of us, particularly with employers noticing the advantages too, it’s clear that home working is here… Read more »

How to write an architectural brief

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This simple guide – ‘how to write an architectural brief’ – is aimed at homeowners planning a house extension, renovation or a self-build house.   As an architect myself, I created this platform – Design for Me – to help homeowners find the best residential architect for their particular project. It’s free to use and we’re on… Read more »