Kitchen Extensions

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Kitchen Extensions – ideas from Design for Me’s architects and designers Looking for some design ideas for your kitchen extension project? You are in the right place! We have rounded up some of the best kitchen extensions from the architects and designers on Design for Me. Click on the images below to see their full… Read more »

How much does a side return extension cost?

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A side return extension can be a really cost-effective way of creating more space and adding value to your property without eating into your precious garden space. It can transform a narrow kitchen into the most amazing living / dining area – even becoming the social hub of your family home! But how much does a side return extension cost?… Read more »

Side return extension ideas

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Side return extension ideas A small project with a huge impact! Side return extensions are particularly popular with owners of Victorian terraced houses as they can transform a narrow kitchen into a generous open plan kitchen/living space – just by using that often dark and under-used strip of your garden. If you’re looking for a rough cost… Read more »

Can architects work remotely?

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Can architects work from home? Fortunately most private residential architects are very well placed to work from home and in fact many freelancers / sole traders already work from a home office. A home building and extension project doesn’t usually require more than one or two people to be working on it. This really helps… Read more »

Do you need planning permission for an air source heat pump?

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In most cases, homeowners do not require planning permission for an air source heat pump, as it is classed as permitted development. However, you should check that your property/area benefits from these permitted development rights (see below).   Air source heat pumps – what can you do under permitted development?   In the legislation, air… Read more »

Do you need planning permission for solar panels?

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In most cases, solar panels on residential property do not require planning permission as they are classed as permitted development. However, you should check that your property/area benefits from these permitted development rights (more on that below).   Solar panels – what can you do under permitted development? Solar equipment is covered under Class A… Read more »

How Much Does a Basement Extension Cost?

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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 »

Benefits of brick for house extensions

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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 »

How Much Does a House Extension Cost in London / South East?

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Cost of an extension London

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 »

How much does a structural engineer cost?

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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 »