Garden design tips

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Gardens are often overlooked as an area which can raise the value of your home. For many homebuyers the garden can be a huge selling feature that could make or break the prospect of an offer. It’s possible to make a huge difference for a low cost and just a little effort. The idea is… Read more »

 

 

architects kent

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

 

 

architects in Hampshire

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

 

 

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What do interior designers do? Generally speaking, interior designers will work with you design your interior space(s) to suit your taste, budget and brief. This will usually be produced in the form of layout plans, details and specifications. These can be passed on to a contractor to first price and then execute the work. Sometimes… Read more »

 

 

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Sustainable renovation ideas for your home As our collective awareness of environmental issues grows, so does the desire to make sustainable choices in all aspects of our lives. Home renovations present a significant opportunity to incorporate eco-friendly elements that not only reduce our carbon footprint but also reduce the energy costs and enhance the overall… Read more »

 

 

garden room

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Garden room ideas from Design for Me’s architects and garden designers I love a garden room! I think they are such a good idea in the UK climate, to help get the most out of your garden during all seasons of the year. Here are some of the best garden room designs from the architects… Read more »

 

 

Dorset architect

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

 

 

Extension architect Devon

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

 

 

Planning permission and building regulations

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In summary, planning permission relates to the development’s impact on its surrounding environment whereas building regulations ensure that the development is structurally safe, accessible, sustainable and considers the health and safety of its occupants.   Featured image above – extension by Peter, architect in Bournemouth. See more and shortlist him for your home project here…. Read more »

 

 

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Do I need an architect or an interior designer? This is a frequently asked question here at Design for Me. Sometimes the answer is very clear cut but often there’s a grey area! So be re-assured that it’s not a very silly question. I’ve worked as both an architect and an interior designer in my… Read more »