Seven Building Materials that Stand the Test of Time

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Sponsored post Long-lasting building materials are highly sought after. Nobody wants a home, office, or property extension built from materials that aren’t made to last.  Aesthetics are one thing but as materials start to wear away, the structures themselves become compromised. This isn’t just an expensive problem to fix, it also poses a significant health… Read more »

How to Build Your Own House

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A Simple Guide to Getting Started Self-build projects have been known to be expensive and intimidating, although over the last few years, building your own home has gotten a lot easier. There are over 6 million people in the UK who want to build their own home and over 1 million in progress, according to This Is Money. Now… Read more »

Interior design for a headteacher’s office

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The headteacher of a school in London was looking for a complete interior re-design of her office. After posting her project to Design for Me we matched her with the best candidates and she received interest from a number of interior designers.     Head Mistress’ Office – Interior Designer  I become Head Mistress of a school… Read more »

Living room design ideas

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Living rooms ideas – from Design for Me’s architects and designers Here are some of the best living room design ideas from our architects and designers on Design for Me. Click on the images below to see their full profiles and see if they’re interested in working on your next home project by posting your… Read more »

Do you need permission for a basement conversion?

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Is it a basement extension or a basement conversion? Before we get into what permissions you might need for a basement conversion, we’ll explain how we differentiate between a basement conversion and a basement extension. If you are planning to extend or enlarge your basement, the following articles may be more helpful to you: Do I… Read more »