Assad and Lisa’s home is one of the most ambitious we’ve ever had the pleasure of working on: an open plan, contemporary twist on the country mansion with an ultra-sustainable, cutting edge design that almost disappears into the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  We recently caught up with Assad to see how he’s…

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Everyone who uses modern AV and smart home systems falls in love with them immediately, and the novelty of being able to control music, lighting, climate and more anywhere in the home (or outside of it) never wears off. But while this technology is fantastic to use, few people enjoy the headache of actually having…

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Beautiful glazing, sculpted staircases, tasteful furniture – these may all make a strong first impression, but what makes a home today truly modern isn’t what stands out, it’s what’s hidden in the walls and transmitted through the air. From multi-room wireless audio and to complete smart home systems, technology is changing our homes as much…

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Dyer Grimes Architecture has planning approval in Wimbledon. This unusual project on Belvedere Road is not quite a new build and not quite a renovation. The current structure on this site is a half-built contemporary house that was abandoned in 2008 when the prior owners ran out of funds, leaving a basic structure that’s complete…

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Edward Checkley is a mortgage broker at Private Finance, where he’s been helping home builders make their dreams come true for nine years, including many of our clients at DGA. He’s my trusted source for all self build money matters, and he kindly accepted my request to share some of his knowledge with our readers.…

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  Edward Checkley is a mortgage broker at Private Finance, where he’s been helping home builders make their dreams come true for nine years, including many of our clients at DGA. He’s my trusted source for all self build money matters, and he kindly accepted my request to share some of his knowledge with our…

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The Site Itself The plot you’re building on is more than however many square feet of earth you own, it can also come with a variety of costly implications, from the ground itself to local laws and accessing the site. It’s impossible to know the quality of the ground you’re building on without doing a…

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Structural Works It’s very exciting to walk around a house and imagine knocking down walls, opening up new spaces and filling it all with light pouring through grand windows. Our most transformative renovations have involved all the above and more, but remember that whenever you alter the original structure of the house – known as…

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Boundary Agreements and Disputes During the conveyancing process, you can save yourself from future headaches by carefully examining the property’s Land Registry title plan. What you’ll find is a very rough diagram of the land’s boundaries, drawn with a thick red line which can leave a lot open to interpretation. This may not be a…

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