Interior designers in Bristol and Bath

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If you’re planning a home renovation or refurbishment, finding the right interior designer can be the critical first step. We’ve compiled some of the best interior designers in Bristol and Bath to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. The Bristol and Bath area is brimming with talented interior designers,… Read more »

Timber cladding – ideas and inspiration

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Timber cladding – from Design for Me’s architects and designers Timber cladding is an increasingly popular choice in the UK for both new builds and extension projects. In particular black timber cladding or charred timber cladding can make for a striking, modern aesthetic – like the one pictured above by Jan, architect in South London… Read more »

Do I need planning permission for a garden room?

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Do I need planning permission for a garden room? Garden rooms or buildings do not require planning permission, if they fall within permitted development guidelines. To classify as an ‘outbuilding’ under permitted development rules, it must not contain sleeping accommodation and must be single storey with a maximum eaves height of 2.5m. There are a few… Read more »

Residential architects in Brighton and Sussex

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Home renovation and extension architects in Brighton and Sussex 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 Brighton and the rest of Sussex to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too…. Read more »

Side Return Extensions: Advice & Inspiration

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What is a side return extension?   Side return extensions are most common in Victorian terrace houses where the original building leaves a strip of land on the side of the house making an L shaped garden. If you have lived in a house like this you are aware of how useless this dark, dingy passageway is…. Read more »

How long does it take to build an extension and should we move out?

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Aside from cost, one of the first thoughts many people have when building a home extension is about how it will disrupt their everyday lives. This is a short guide to help you answer the questions: ‘How long does it take to build an extension?’ and ‘Do you need to move out when building an extension?’   Extensions pictured below from architects on… Read more »

How much does a new kitchen cost?

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We surveyed our community of architects from all over the UK to help answer this question – how much does a new kitchen cost?    Architect designed kitchen pictured above by Victoria, architect in East London. See her full profile and shortlist her practice for your home project here. ‘For a ‘typical’ 10m2 extension, how… Read more »

How much value does a house extension add?

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Work from Design for Me architects: (click to view their full profiles) Matt, Corin, Robert, Tom, Rashid, Giles    Is it worthwhile extending your home right now?   Planning rules have been relaxed In recent years the government have relaxed planning rules in regards to extensions. The changes have given homeowners more flexibility to improve and increase the… Read more »

Black steel framed doors and windows – ideas for your home extension

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Move over PVC bi-fold doors, it’s all about stylish, black steel framed doors and windows! The traditional variety are generally known to be thermally inefficient and expensive. However, there are many new companies on the market, whose products can be much more thermally efficient and cost effective, and we’ve listed some below to get you started. How much do steel doors and… Read more »