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A perfect match on Design for Me… for a full refurbishment of an ex-council house   The client, Bernadette was looking for an architect to transform her out-dated, tired council house into a modern, light-filled home. After registering her project on Design for Me, with just a few key details, we matched her with the best… Read more »

 

 

how long does it take to build a house

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Image above from by Alex, architectural designer from Manchester, North West. See more and Shortlist them for your home project here.   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… Read more »

 

 

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Home renovation architects and interior designers – inspiration from Design for Me’s design pros Thinking for undertaking a home renovation project? You are in the right place to get some design inspiration and get matched with the perfect home renovation architects or interior designers for your project. Click on the images below to see their full… Read more »

 

 

double height space

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Double height space – from Design for Me’s architects and designers Double height spaces and high ceilings create a sense of grandeur, openness and can bring in swathes of glorious natural light. Here are some of the best double height space designs from our architects and designers on Design for Me. Click on the images… Read more »

 

 

how high can a fence be

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Planning permission for a fence or wall You do not need planning permission to erect a new one or alter, maintain, improve or take down an existing fence, wall or gate. However, the following conditions must be adhered to: There must not be any listed buildings on the site. There must not be any listed buildings on… Read more »

 

 

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Minimalist homes – from Design for Me’s architects and designers Minimalism in architecture and design was born from the cubist movements in the 1920s. It celebrates purity of architectural form – without decoration or embellishment. It’s characterised by the use of geometric shapes, ‘clean lines’, open spaces, using simple materials and colour palettes. Minimalist design… Read more »

 

 

Profile pics from Pereen, Tom and Liam, architects on DfM.

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How much do architects charge? Architect’s fees for a home project vary depending on the type and scale of the job. There are no official standards or guidelines for architect’s fees, so it’s between the client and the architect to negotiate the fee, often dependant on the following: The extent of the architect’s services (see ‘splitting… Read more »

 

 

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Many people assume that using designer for their home or garden is a luxury for the super wealthy, who own large country piles or multi-million pound town houses. However, through websites like Design for Me, affordable home and garden design has become more accessible to the masses. It’s now much more common for garden designer to offer a suite of garden… Read more »

 

 

interior design services

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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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Extension design above by Tom, architect from Hackney, London. See more and shortlist them for your home project here.   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… Read more »