Paragraph 80 (formally Paragraph 79 or 55) is a provision in the UK’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) that allows for the development of new dwellings in the countryside, under special circumstances. It is also known as the “country house… Read More »How do I obtain consent for a country house using Paragraph 80?
What architectural services do we provide? Working in the specialist field of one-off houses and homes has required us to tailor our services to the type of projects and clients we work with. We carry-out full architectural services, but we… Read More »What architectural services do we provide?
We normally base our fee on a percentage of the construction cost, as it is a good reflection of the complexity and size of a one-off house project. Our typical fees are between 8 and 15% of construction cost. The… Read More »Architect fees-how much does an architect cost?
A basement extension can create new rooms with unique qualities. From an architectural perspective, subterranean spaces may not be perfect for a kitchen or dining room due to reduced natural light and views. Basements can, however, work very well for… Read More »ASK ARCHITECT: Is a basement extension right for my property?
Planning permission may not be required in some instances, for example when extending an existing basement or cellar in a house that benefits from permitted development rights. In most other situations, however, you will need planning permission for a basement… Read More »Achieving Planning Permission For A Basement
Wholesale energy prices in the UK have surged to a record high.Although there are several factors for this, oneof the main reasons is an increased global demand for gas.Ministers have held recent crisis talks with UK energy suppliers to discuss… Read More »ASK ARCHITECT: What home insulation has to with UK Energy Crisis?
There are two major changes in the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO), which came into effect in August 2020. Several new Permitted Development Rights for rooftop extensions and new dwellings have been introduced. These new rights make it easier for… Read More »ASK ARCHITECT: What are the Permitted Development Rights (PDR) ?
Historic HomesRestoration House is a unique survival of a city mansion, and represents the aggrandisement of several medieval buildings to create by 1667, in the words of Samuel Pepys, the ‘pretty seat of Sir Francis Clerke’ .Situated in the heart of historic… Read More »Restoration House,UK