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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 To Find The Right Architect For Your Home Improvement Project

  Once you have decided you would like to go ahead with your home improvement project, and have decided upon which contractors you would like as part of your team, it’s important to make sure you get the right architect. Here are five things you should do to find the right architect. 1) Look At […]

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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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