How much does artificial grass cost?

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Image above from Easigrass Think artificial grass and you might immediately think of greengrocer shelves or 1970s football pitches, but the technology to make it look and feel real has come on leaps and bounds in the past few years. Wanting to spend time enjoying their gardens rather than tending to them, more and more… Read more »

How much does a new kitchen cost in 2021?

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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? This question was posed as part of a wider survey on the cost of a kitchen extension in 2021.    Architect designed kitchen pictured above by Victoria, architect in East London. See… Read more »

How much does a structural engineer cost in 2021?

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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 »

How much does an architect cost in 2021?

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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 in 2021?’ 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 from… Read more »

How much does it cost to build a house?

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Main image Allister, an architect on Design for Me (see below for more) – See his profile here and shortlist him for your project   Build cost of a house per square metre We know how important it is to have a rough estimate of the cost at a very early stage. The easy answer for us is to say… Read more »

How much do architects charge?

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Profile pics from Pereen, Tom and Liam, architects on DfM.

How much do architects charge? Architect’s fees for a home project vary depending on the type and scale of the job. There are no official standards or guidelines for architect’s fees, so it’s between the client and the architect to negotiate the fee, often dependant on the following: The extent of the architect’s services (see ‘splitting… Read more »

Garden design services – how much do they cost?

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Many people assume that using designer for their home or garden is a luxury for the super wealthy, who own large country piles or multi-million pound town houses. However, through websites like Design for Me, affordable home and garden design has become more accessible to the masses. It’s now much more common for garden designer to offer a suite of garden… Read more »

Interior design services – how much do they cost?

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In the UK, there has long been an assumption that interior design services are only for the super wealthy, who own large country piles or multi-million pound town houses. However, through websites like Design for Me, affordable interior design has become more accessible to the masses. It’s now much more common for interior design firms to offer a suite of… Read more »

How to build a house in your garden – a concise guide

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Can you build a house in your garden? If you have a large garden (or driveway in fact) that’s accessible directly from the road, it can provide a fantastic development opportunity to build a house on your land. The advantages of this approach to a self-building are potentially huge: It could significantly increase the total value of… Read more »

Product review: sliding folding doors / bi-fold doors

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Profile pics from architects on designforme.com

This week, I have been mostly designing…  a rear extension! As this is rather a common project on Design for Me, I thought I’d share some of my research. The brief was quite simple. It involved extending the living room to create a dining area (the client’s current dining table is too small for a family… Read more »