How long does a planning application take? And how to avoid delays…

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How long does a planning application take? Extension pictures above by Barry, architect on Design for Me. Visit his profile here and shortlist him for your project Whether you are proposing an extension, loft conversion or new build, planning permission usually takes eight weeks to be granted, unless your application is ‘unusually large or complex’,… Read more »

Urban Garden Design in Peckham

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A perfect match on Design for Me Back in February, Rupert was on the look-out for a garden designer to transform his south London garden into a fantastic space for entertaining friends. Using Design for Me, he quickly found Simon Orchard and the design work started. Before meeting Simon, Rupert already had some strong ideas…. Read more »

Architects’ Services

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Featured image by Oliver, architect on Design for Me. See his profile here to shortlist him for your project.    If you’re looking for an architect’s services for an extension, home building or renovation project you have definitely come to the right website. As a residential architect myself, I created Design for Me to help… Read more »

How much does a house survey cost?

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This question can usually throw up some confusion as there are different surveys for different purposes, and often undertaken by different types of surveyors too. So let’s clear this up first before answering: how much does a house survey cost?   Types of survey   If you’re buying a house During the house buying process, it’s… Read more »

Residential architects in London

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Home renovation and extension architects in 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 London to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. London is brimming with talented… Read more »