How much does a side return extension cost?

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A side return extension can be a really cost-effective way of creating more space and adding value to your property without eating into your precious garden space. It can transform a narrow kitchen into the most amazing living / dining area – even becoming the social hub of your family home! But how much does a side return extension cost?… Read more »

Loft extension ideas and inspiration

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Loft extension ideas – from Design for Me’s architects and designers Here are some of the best loft extension 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 home… Read more »

Bathroom ideas and inspiration

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Bathroom ideas – from Design for Me’s architects and designers Here are some of the best bathroom ideas from the 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 home project!  … Read more »

Loans for Self-Build | A simple summary

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Financing your self-build If you’re thinking of starting a self-build project, aside from the dreams of your ideal home, one of your first (practical) thoughts will likely be ‘how much will it cost?’ and ‘how can I find the money?’ There is a huge amount of very detailed information out there regarding loans for self-build, and getting an understanding of… Read more »

Prefabricated Self-Build Ideas from DfM

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Prefabricated self-builds, also known as ‘modular’ or ‘kit’ homes, have been around the UK since the 1920’s, but have only recently surged in popularity among home builders. So why the big fuss all of a sudden? Essentially, the shell, or exterior of these modular homes are constructed in a factory and then dropped onsite for… Read more »

Eco-design principles for your self-build

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Title image from Edward, architect from Tooting Bec, London. See his full profile and shortlist him for your project here.   Why Sustainable Design? Planning your dream eco-home? We’ve put together a brief summary of the main eco-design principles to follow when designing your new home. Most of us would agree that it is important… Read more »