Few people would dispute that natural flooring looks great and feel wonderful underfoot. They work equally well in both modern and traditional homes and go with almost any decor. If however you are concerned about how to look after finishes like natural wood and stone to keep them looking beautiful, here are some tips for restoring, cleaning and maintaining natural flooring. Continue reading
There are many different reasons why you might need more space in your home. Whether your family has grown larger, your children need their own rooms, you have started working from home or an elderly parent is moving in, you may find that you just don’t have enough room anymore. Continue reading
There are some fantastic local buildings that showcase the range and standard of North London architecture. Here are our picks of just a few of the more interesting architectural examples in the area.
Well known for some of the key entertainment events hosted here, Alexandra Palace is also a wonderful example of architecture from the 1800s. It is located in Alexandra Park, between Muswell Hill and Wood Green. Continue reading
The modern family room is a great communal space for hanging out together, entertaining friends and finding space for some of the games and technology that you don’t necessarily want on display in your lounge or dining room. It’s an area that should be adapted to the individual needs of the family it is serving though, so needs a bit of forethought to make the most of the space available. Continue reading
Basement extensions are becoming increasingly popular in the UK and the trend looks as if it will continue for some time yet. There has been a lot in the news over the past few years about wealthy property owners building mega basements, but even the less wealthy are turning to basement extensions to give them some much needed additional space in their homes. Continue reading
If you’re considering making improvements to a listed building, you need to know what permissions and approvals are required before you start any work. Properties become listed buildings due to being of historic or architectural interest, as decided by local planning authorities or Historic England. Continue reading
If you’re planning to build a new property or make some significant changes to your current property, there’s a good chance you’re going to need to get planning permission. This article gives a basic guide to what you do and don’t need planning consent for and the easiest way to navigate your way through the ins and outs of getting your project approved. Continue reading
If you love where you live but are finding that you could do with some extra space in your home, getting an Architect to design the perfect extension can not only give you a bit more room to breathe but also really transform your home into something very special.
There are many different ways to extend your home, including adding a conservatory, building extra rooms, converting a basement or doing a loft conversion. Continue reading
There are few amongst us who haven’t dreamt about making our own mark on our home to turn it into that absolute dream property. Whether just to make it perfect for ourselves and our families or to try and keep up with the Joneses, there are few of us who wouldn’t jump at the chance of home improvements if the opportunity arose.
If you’re lucky enough to be in the position to actually make those improvements happen, then, anything which helps to ensure that your project goes smoothly is invaluable Continue reading
Building projects, be they large or small, are always endeavours which are more likely to yield impressive results if they are efficiently and effectively run throughout. It is for that reason that many people embarking upon such a project are tempted to try to take on as much of the responsibility for the project as they can themselves.
Whilst the idea that if you want a job done right you have to do it yourself is a fair one in many fields, however, in the case of a building project it can often prove counterproductive. Continue reading