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What does the relaxation of planning laws mean for the home renovations and architectural industries?

  As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, home improvement and architectural projects can require planning permission, and it’s important that you adhere to the regulations to ensure you do not face action. Advice can be sought from architects, but, depending on complexity, a dedicated planning expert be best in certain situations. Most, if […]

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How will surrounding local authorities be impacted by Barking and Dagenham Council’s housing policy?

  Housing, or the lack of it, is a significant issue across the UK, but London in particular is currently in the midst of a housing crisis. The average cost of a home in North East London is around £460,000, and most cost more than 10 times the average salary. To try to ease the […]

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How should the UK meet its housing requirements?

  The fact that there is a housing crisis in the UK, especially in London, is no secret. The government recently launched a white paper that looks at dealing with the crisis, and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has outlined some big plans too. You might have also read my recent blogs on the […]

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Three Reasons To Hire An Architect Or Interior Designer

  If you are thinking about starting a home improvement or interior design project one of the first questions you will ask yourself is what needs to be done to ensure the project runs smoothly. Many home renovations start with the homeowners planning and managing the projects themselves. Indeed, a number of projects in East […]

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How To Avoid A Design Becoming Outdated

  I work on projects throughout the East London area, from up-and-coming areas like Leytonstone, to more established areas like Loughton, and one of the biggest concerns that homeowners have when they start an interior design or architectural project is how current their design is. In years to come will today’s design become an eyesore, […]

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