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 »

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 »

What are the planning rules for basement extensions?

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Planning rules for basement extensions Before we delve into the nitty gritty of planning rules for basement extensions, it’s worth checking whether your basement extension will require permission at all. If you’re unsure, you can see these articles: Do I need planning permission for a basement extension?  Do you need planning permission for a basement… Read more »

Do I need planning permission for a basement extension?

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Do I need planning permission for a basement extension? Basement extensions are one of the more ambiguous projects when it comes to planning consent and unfortunately it’s not a straight yes or no. Nationally, the planning rules around forming living accommodation in basements is ever changing and under review. Local councils will also have their… Read more »

Which plot finder website is best for your self build project?

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Design by Jamie, architect from Guernsey. See more and shortlist them for your home project here.   Before sifting through loads of plot finder websites, you might find this very useful… Frustratingly, there isn’t a one-stop-shop for finding your plot of land. Unlike house buying, where you can pretty much rely on RightMove & Zoopla… Read more »

How much does a kitchen extension cost?

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Featured image above: kitchen extension design by Simon, architect from Southwark, London. Click here to see more and shortlist him for your home project.   How much does a kitchen extension cost? We asked our UK wide community of architects on Design for Me for their experience of kitchen extension costs. Here’s the summary of our findings…. Read more »