Pros and cons of design and build

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Extensions designed by a design and build company (above left) and an independent architect (above right), both registered on Design for Me. Click the images to see their full profiles and shortlist them for your project.   Should I use the builder’s architect or an independent one? When looking to do an extension or home… Read more »

Finding interior designers near me – do I need someone local?

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Finding interior designers near me This week, we thought we’d share our answer to a frequently asked question here at Design for Me: ‘Should I only consider interior designers near me??’   Whether you are planning on just re-decorating one room, fitting a new kitchen or bathroom or planning a whole house re-design, finding the right designer is probably the most critical decision… Read more »

How to find an affordable garden designer?

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Where can I find an affordable garden designer? Are you planning a garden overhaul this year? If your budget is over £5k a garden designer is usually well worth their fee as part of your budget. In this post we’ll help you find one that matches your budget. If it’s under £5k, we wrote an article… Read more »

Residential architects in South West London

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Home renovation and extension architects in South West London 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 South West London to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. South West London is brimming… Read more »

What do interior designers do?

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What do interior designers do? Generally speaking, interior designers will work with you design your interior space(s) to suit your taste, budget and brief. This will usually be produced in the form of layout plans, details and specifications. These can be passed on to a contractor to first price and then execute the work. Sometimes… Read more »

How to choose an interior designer

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How to choose an interior designer This probably the most important decision you’ll need to make during the entire project. You’re about to invest a great deal in this project and so it’s important you get the very best for your budget. So how do you choose an interior designer? We’ve put together the top ten considerations… 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 »

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 »

Residential Interior designers in West London

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Interior designers in West London for your home If you’re planning a home interior design or renovation project, finding the right interior designer can be a critical first step to get right. We’ve compiled some of the best residential interior designers in West London to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. West London is brimming with… Read more »