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 »

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 »

Guide to costs and planning permission for a two storey extension

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Two storey extension above by Neil, an architect on Design for Me. View his full profile and shortlist him for your project here   A two storey extension can be a cost effective way of gaining maximum floorspace for your property, without eating too much into your garden. It will also mean that your house… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 Rosamund Amelia, interior designer from Bristol, City of South West. 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… Read more »