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Calculating your basement extension cost in London / South East We have already written a post on extension costs in London here, but basement extensions are a very different proposition. They can be a fantastic way to gain more square feet – when space is at a premium, which is why they are so popular in the capital…. Read more »

 

 

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Image by Simon, garden designer from East Hampshire, South East. Click here to see more and shortlist them for your home project.   Never before have our gardens been more important than now, and thankfully Spring has already brought us some sunshine. Now is a perfect time to turn your attention to home life and… Read more »

 

 

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Stairs and Staircases – Building Regulations – Part K Any building works to homes requires compliance with the building regulations and the Approved Documents set out guidance on how to achieve this. Part K of the Approved Documents, titled ‘Protection from falling, collision and impact’ covers stairs and staircases.     How steep can stairs… Read more »

 

 

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Image above by Kivia, interior designer from London. Click here to see more and shortlist them for your home project.    In light of social distancing measures required during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, many of our users are asking us whether now is a good time to start planning an interior design project. Can interior designers… Read more »

 

 

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It’s well known that brick is a commonly used building material for house extensions; it’s cost effective and resilient but with some thoughtful design, it can also look beautiful. Michele Pecoraro, from P+P Architects, uses brick extensively in residential work. His studio has used brick not only for its inherent practical credentials but also as an attractive, exterior… Read more »

 

 

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London house extensions by Design for Me architects. Click on the images to see their profiles and shortlist them for your job.   Calculating your house extension cost in London / South East We have already written a post already on house extension costs here, but we thought it would be helpful to have a… Read more »

 

 

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Details – home design ideas from Design for Me’s architects and interior designers Great home design is always in the detail. Big gestures can turn heads, but the test of good home design is all about how spaces and materials enhance your home life. The repetition of daily home life scrutinises and tests small design… Read more »

 

 

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We surveyed our community of architects from all over the UK on project costs for a ‘typical’ 10m² kitchen. We also asked for the expected costs of other consultants who may be involved, including a structural engineer.   The responses we collected from architects all over the UK found that the expected cost of a structural… Read more »

 

 

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We surveyed our community of architects from all over the UK to answer this question: ‘How much does an architect cost for an extension?’ Obviously the answer needs some contextualisation and so we based it on one of the most common projects on Design for Me – a kitchen extension.   The responses we collected… Read more »

 

 

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What is Hempcrete? Like its eponym – concrete – hempcrete is a mixture of materials that harden to become a construction material. It’s made of hemp hurd (also called shives) and lime. Its primary purpose in construction is as thermal insulation. It can be used in the entire building envelope – walls, floors and roof. As hempcrete doesn’t have inherent… Read more »