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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 »

 

 

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Best sofa bed reviews 2020 Urgh I HATE sofa beds! They’re ugly, squeaky, lumpy, the mattress is too thin, you end up wedged in the middle with your bed fellow. Then to top it all, you go and lose your glasses down the side. Not only are they uncomfortable to sleep on, they’re uncomfortable as a sofa… Read more »

 

 

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Build cost of a house per square metre We know how important it is to have a rough estimate of the cost at a very early stage. The easy answer for us is to say that it depends on ‘a number of factors’, which of course it does: the design, materials, the existing site conditions, where you are… Read more »

 

 

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The next question people ask after, ‘How much does it cost?‘ is usually ‘How long does it take to build a house?’ With both questions, the answer is highly subjective. BUT if you are at the start of this exciting self-build process, of course you are looking for some kind of average or benchmark to find out how… Read more »

 

 

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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 »

 

 

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Interior designers in West London for your home If you’re planning a home interior design or renovation project, finding the right interior designer can be a critical first step to get right. We’ve compiled some of the best residential interior designers in West London to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. West London is brimming with… Read more »

 

 

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In the UK, there has long been an assumption that interior design services are only for the super wealthy, who own large country piles or multi-million pound town houses. However, through websites like Design for Me, affordable interior design has become more accessible to the masses. It’s now much more common for interior design firms to offer a suite of… Read more »

 

 

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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 »

 

 

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If you live in a period property it’s likely that you will have a number of fireplaces around your home. With modern heating, it’s unlikely that you’d want to bring them all back to life, but it can be a fantastic focal point in a living area and provides some extra cosiness on a cold… Read more »

 

 

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If you’re thinking of building your own house, you have probably thought about its green credentials. The ambition to have an ‘eco home’ is becoming increasingly popular, but what actually is an eco house!? If you are right at the initial phase of the project, the best thing you can do now is understand all the jargon that… Read more »