Interior designers in Birmingham and West Midlands

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Interior designers in Birmingham

Home renovation interior designers in Birmingham and West Midlands If you’re renovating, re-decorating or re-furbishing, finding the right interior designer can be the critical first step. We’ve compiled some of the best interior designers in Birmingham and the West Midlands to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. The West Midlands… Read more »

Bi-fold doors – ideas and inspiration

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Bi-fold door ideas – from Design for Me’s architects and designers Here are some of the best bi-fold door designs from the architects and designers on Design for Me. Click on the images below to see their full profiles and see if they’re interested in working on your next home project by posting your home… Read more »

How much have extension costs risen recently?

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Rising construction costs in the UK are now common knowledge. In the last two years, material shortages and supply chain issues due to the pandemic caused sharp rises in material costs. While this problem has subsided, other factors such as inflation, Brexit and the war in Ukraine have pushed prices up even further. Not only… Read more »

What is the new Infrastructure Levy? How is it different from Section 106 or the CIL?

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Section 106 agreements, the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and the new Infrastructure Levy are all similar in that they impose additional conditions on the developer, linked to planning permission. The new ‘Infrastructure Levy’, which was announced in the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill (May 2022), is intended to broadly replace both Section 106 agreements and the… Read more »

Home extension ideas – the best from UK residential architects

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Here at Design for Me, we celebrate extraordinary design for clients with ‘ordinary’ budgets. Design for Me is all about small practices whose passion is residential design for homeowner clients. We see some incredible projects on Design for Me, so we thought we’d share our favourites to spark some inspiration for your own project.  … 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 »

Modern kitchen designs – five of the most stylish kitchen companies (in pictures)

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Modern kitchen designs Many of our homeowners who use Design for Me are on the lookout for fabulous modern kitchen designs that are simple, stylish, good quality and reasonably priced. So, we have searched far and wide and whittled it down to our top five modern kitchen companies. You are welcome! Pluck https://www.pluck.kitchen/ (See main featured image above) Kitchens designed and… Read more »