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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 investors navigate property in a post-Brexit world?

  Foreign investment has been a vital part of the UK economy for many years. It is well documented that overseas money has caused property prices to spike in London, and the Brexit vote last year is yet to impact this hugely. According to Land Registry Data, between 2008 and 2015 there were almost 28,000 […]

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A Review of Design and Architecture from 2016

  The last twelve months have been jam-packed. June’s Brexit vote and November’s Presidential Election victory for Donald Trump were highlights in the eventful political year, but 2016 also saw an eventful year for design and architecture. By looking back at the year’s trends it will provide homeowners with inspiration for their upcoming interior design […]

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What Could Home Renovations Learn From Commercial Renovations?

  The layout and structure of commercial properties has been changing over recent years. With more freelance workers, flexible hours and start-up businesses commercial renovations have involved the provision of co-working space for freelancers or desk-sharers more and more. Over recent months we have seen companies like Apple announce their new headquarters in London’s Battersea […]

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