Is 2016 the year for that big project??

With the festive season now over, the New Year here and spring around the corner many households have collected their thoughts during their time off from work and recharged those mental batteries. January it is often the catalyst for those who are starting to think about their lives, their plans for their home for the year ahead and whether to move…

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Chichester Art Trail

Over the last couple of weekends, I have indulged in visits to artist’s homes in the Chichester area. Not only was it a pleasurable experience to see so much artistic talent but also to visit some beautiful homes, gardens and work spaces. One which sticks in my mind was the studio at Said House in Fishbourne. The ‘pavilion’ in the garden was designed by architects, Peter…

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Why use an architect?

Most people know an architect or have a family member who is an architect but there are less who have actually used an architect or know what they can offer to a project. Architects bring a huge degree of creativity to a project and can provide you with options you had perhaps not thought of, or felt able to explore…

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Design to succeed

There are many things in life that our out of our control and the opinions of Planning Officers are one of them! Planning Law changes regularly and although the elements of the discussions remain the same, Local Policy, being in a Conservation Area or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty can make the simplest of extensions a trying process.

Handled with Care

Many of my client’s watch Grand Designs and it is often the first thing we have in common that we can talk about the good, the bad and the ugly!