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 »

Do I need an architect for an extension?

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Above projects from architectural designers on designforme.com – click on the image to see their full profile and shortlist them for your project. Do I need an architect? If you feel your project is very simple and straightforward, and perhaps you’ve found that you don’t require planning permission, you might ask: do I need an architect… 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 »

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 a critical first step to get right. 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… Read more »

Renovation and extension project in SW17 – Tooting Contemporaine

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A perfect match on Design for Me… for a full renovation and extension. Clients Valerie and Zabed posted their project to Design for Me, looking for a talented architect for a full renovation and extension to their home in Tooting, South London. They registered their project with just a few key details and we instantly matched them up with some fantastic residential… Read more »

Can architects work remotely?

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Computer generated images like the one above can help communicate ideas digitally. By Sapna, architect from Glasgow City. Click here to see more and shortlist them for your home project.   We are getting a lot of questions from homeowners at the moment about the impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) along the lines of: ‘Can architects… Read more »

Can garden designers work remotely?

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Image by Simon, garden designer from East Hampshire, South East. Click here to see more and shortlist them for your home project.   Never before have our gardens been more important than now, and thankfully Spring has already brought us some sunshine. Now is a perfect time to turn your attention to home life and… Read more »

Can interior designers work remotely?

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Image above by Kivia, interior designer from London. Click here to see more and shortlist them for your home project.    In light of social distancing measures required during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, many of our users are asking us whether now is a good time to start planning an interior design project. Can interior designers… 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 »