If I was to pick just one thing that’s essential to a successful project, it’s communication. This is true from the very beginning, with the client communicating their desires to the architect, the architect confirming the brief then developing the design for planning departments and contractors. If I was to pick just one thing that’s…

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Before you build a new home, you need land to build it on. For many people, this is far as their dream gets. Finding the ideal plot is difficult and the mistakes are costly, so don’t even start looking until you’ve read these four tips. Don’t Look for Land, Look for a Property Whether you’re…

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We recently helped a client through pre-planning for Wick Cottage, a Grade I listed house on Richmond Hill with a view that is surely one of the best in London. We visited her at her unique new home to reflect on the journey so far. What was it about Wick Cottage that made you want…

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Justin Ayton is an Architectural Historian who advises on our work on listed buildings. He grew up in an old country house and has loved historic architecture ever since, a passion he has carried through an MA in Architectural History, a career as a conservation officer, then as a historic buildings inspector with English Heritage,…

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