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As part of a home extension or renovation project, it’s very common to replace or upgrade your windows. Rolling all home improvements into a single job can help reduce the overall cost and inconvenience to you and your family. If your existing windows are in a poor state of repair, replacing them with new windows… Read more »

 

 

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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 Derbyshire to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. Derbyshire is brimming with talented architects and designers, so we have no doubt… Read more »

 

 

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Picture Credit: Canva   The adoption of solar energy in home design isn’t just a trend; it’s a necessity for sustainable living. Solar energy is a game-changer in residential construction, offering an inexhaustible, clean, and environmentally friendly power source. It reduces reliance on fossil fuels and cuts greenhouse gas emissions, making it a cornerstone of… Read more »

 

 

architects nottingham

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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 Nottingham to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. Nottingham is brimming with talented architects and designers, so we have no doubt… Read more »

 

 

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This is a simple and concise guide to understanding VAT on new build houses. Please note that there is different guidance in relation to conversions, which are also, sometimes, eligible for a VAT refund.   New builds pictured are from architects on Design for Me. Click on the images to see their full profile and invite them for… Read more »

 

 

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Barn conversions ideas and rural restorations – from Design for Me’s architects and designers Barn conversions and restorations are a very popular alternative to new builds, and with their inherent character and history its easy to see why. Here are some of the best barn conversion ideas from our architects and interior designers on Design… Read more »

 

 

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Fireplaces have become more than just a practical feature; they are now centerpieces in the home. The Fireplace Trends for 2024 offer a variety of chic inspiration for living spaces, from sleek and minimalist designs to the rustic charm of traditional wood-burning fireplaces. Whether the preferred style is contemporary or classic, there is a fireplace… Read more »

 

 

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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 Essex to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. Essex is brimming with talented architects and designers, so we have no doubt… Read more »

 

 

FREELANCE ARCHITECT

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Why choose a freelance architect? Freelance architects are particularly suited for small domestic projects, for example: extensions, renovations and loft conversions; homeowner planning applications; sketch drawings for builder’s quotes.   Image above by Oana, Freelance architect on Design for Me. See more of her work and shortlist her for your home project here.    … Read more »