Wednesday 16th October, 2019

5 ideas for transforming older houses

 5 ideas for transforming older houses

Older properties such as Victorian houses, while they may be brimming with character features, often do not appear to have great potential for modern living. The internal layout can seem dark and cramped and the prospect of trying to transform this into a contemporary family home may be rather daunting. But appearances can be deceptive. There are many ways in which these lovely properties can be adapted and improved through imaginative use of building alterations and building extensions. This is where the services of an expert in residential architecture such as CAD Architects can fire your imagination, by showing you a vision of what could be achieved with your home.

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Wednesday 9th October, 2019

Staircases in Modern Home Design

Staircases in Modern Home Design

It used to be the case that staircases in modern homes performed a purely functional role, making the most efficient use of space while providing a convenient way of moving between floors. Beautiful, bespoke staircases were the preserve of a minority of top-end luxury houses. All that has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. Advances in computer aided design, combined with new materials and innovative manufacturing methods have brought custom-designed staircases within the reach of a much wider range of homeowners. Staircases have become an important element in many types of new house design, evolving from practical items to stunning design features and centrepieces for your dream home.

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Wednesday 2nd October, 2019

Using an Architect to Design a Conservatory

Using an Architect to Design a Conservatory

For many people, adding a conservatory is a great way to provide additional space in your home while also creating a warm, sunny area that is an enjoyable space to use all year round. For these reasons, it is understandable that conservatories have become one of the most popular building extensions or building alterations for homeowners.

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Thursday 12th September, 2019

Making Alterations to Listed Buildings

Making Alterations to Listed Buildings

If you are planning to make significant changes to a listed building, then you should seek the advice of a specialist heritage consultancy, one with a qualified conservation consultant who can explain the options open to you and guide you through the process.

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