There is nothing we like more then getting pen to paper and sketching designs, working up ideas and visualizing something to help form an idea that can be progressed into a more detailed design. Our role is fundamentally providing fresh ideas and visions of how to create new or re-use space for living, working or sharing.Read more “Sketches and Vision”
We are currently amidst a rare, global pandemic where unprecedented volumes of people are currently ‘working from home’. This is familiar territory for some; those content to work from laptops / tablets or perhaps in a dedicated home office. For many however, it has meant that they have had to convert dining rooms, bedrooms and other spaces ad hoc.Read more “Working From Home: Now and in the Future”
We recently attended the Housing Design Awards 2019 seminar where the theme was ‘Good Neighbours’; designs that build bridges socially and visually. Unsurprisingly, the topic of housing for an aging population was frequently referred to. Read more “Housing our Ageing Population”
There comes a time in the design process when 2D floor plans and elevations just don’t do enough to communicate a design. There may be challenges with the property’s location, such as being positioned on a steep hill, or using materials that might impact on the surrounding area, that all need to be communicated in a better visual format- that’s where a Computer Generated Image (CGI) also known as a 3D model comes in.Read more “The Benefits of CGIs”
This is a hot topic, not only are you having this conversation, many thousands of people are too. With programs such as Channel 4’s ‘Kirsty and Phil’s Love it or List it’ running for 4 series, house prices continuing to stay high and the cost of moving so expensive, never has this subject seemed so relevant.
Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations came into effect in 2015.
At its core, it is a set of Health and Safety regulations specifically for the construction industry.
These regulations set out to limit hazards to workers during construction and places legal duties on clients, designers and contractors to ensure that risks are minimised both in the design process and in construction.
This is a legal requirement and enforceable by criminal law.
You own your house and you want to make some changes, but do you need planning permission or can you get started straight away under Permitted Development?